Transportation and Parking Services
Transportation & Parking Services provides the UCO community a safe environment and access to campus facilities by efficiently and cost-effectively managing all available transportation and parking resources in support of the university's mission.
Alternative transportation efforts at UCO are overseen by TPS and include the free Broncholink bus service, carpool program, and Central Cycle. TPS is also responsible for campus parking rules and regulations, distribution of parking permits, the use of e-scooters on campus and management of parking facilities.
As a completely self-sustaining department at the university, TPS receives no state funds or tuition dollars. The purchase of a parking permit or payment at the pay stations in the visitor lots enables the department to manage the parking lots on campus, provide alternative transportation options to the campus, and funds the budgets for operations and maintenance.
Latest Parking Updates
Starting Aug. 1, 2021, license plate recognition technology and virtual permits will replace the existing decal permit system. Rather than purchasing and placing a decal in the windshield of vehicles parking on campus, vehicles on campus will be required to have their license plate registered in the permit system.
This process is expected to enhance security on campus and ease the process of registering to park on campus. The move to virtual permits represents a sustainable shift in parking operations, reducing the fossil fuels and carbon emissions required to produce the plastic permits.
Citylink Live Tracker Launches
The City of Edmond, in partnership with the University of Central Oklahoma, has launched a live bus tracking service to allow passengers to locate Citylink buses, Edmond's free bus service, in real-time.
The live tracking covers all local routes along with the 100x Expresslink that travels to Downtown Oklahoma City.
Users can download the Citylink app to their device by searching for "Citylink Edmond" on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. The live tracking map can also be viewed online by visiting the Citylink website.
TPS Launches Parking Improvement Plan
After a comprehensive review of past customer surveys, campus feedback, and other research, TPS has developed a five-year, multi-phase plan to improve parking across campus. The first stage of this plan includes the investment of $1.5 million during 2019 to create more than 350 new parking spaces.