Parking and Transportation Services
What They Do
Regulate parking and transportation services on campus; approve reservations for parking spaces to accommodate special events; distribute and manage visitor parking passes. Visitors can obtain a temporary parking pass and campus map at the Visitor Center
How To Contact Them
Campus events that require special parking arrangements are handled through the UT Dallas Police Online Event Registration and Request Form. Give notice at least 10 business days prior to your event.
- Be aware of the nearest parking to your event and make sure your guests know how to get there.
- The Visitor Center serves as a point of entry where guests may obtain parking passes and meet University staff for tours.
- Comet Cabs (complimentary parking lot and special event shuttle service).
What They Do
Manage Route 883 Comet Cruiser bus service; assist with charter transportation; coordinate advertising on buses; and operate a complimentary Comet Cab special events shuttle service.
How To Contact Them
Arrange Transportation for Your Event
Transportation Services will help you arrange transportation for your local event, group travel, airport transfers, or mini-tour. Use the Charter Transportation Request Form to request quotes for services from any of the UT Dallas transportation vendors:Transportation Vendors
In addition, Transportation Services offers complimentary Comet Cabs, which may be used for campus tours and special events on campus. Highly visible orange tents mark the gathering place for event attendees, making it clear where to go once guests arrive to campus using their designated entrance and parking lot assignments. Once parked, trained Transportation Services staffers help guests board Comet Cabs for transport to the event location.
To reserve Comet Cabs, complete a UT Dallas Police Event Registration Form. Under Special Parking Requests, make a reservation inquiry for Comet Cab service for your event. Reservations are booked on a first-come, first serve basis.
- Have a maximum capacity of 14 people.
- Are equipped with a public announcement system for tour guides.
- Are all-electric vehicles.
- Have a range of 50 miles, or 4 to 5 hours on a single charge.
For more information on Comet Cabs, email VisitorParking@utdallas.edu or dial 972-883-7777.
Promote Your Event on the Buses
The Route 883 Comet Cruiser operates four University-branded transit buses, each of which offers the opportunity to advertise your public event. The buses are visible on campus and to the local community six days a week, up to 16 hours a day. There is no charge to University departments and affiliates to post advertising on the buses; however, clients are responsible for producing and providing the ad materials. Display dates may be specified; however, requests will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Parking and Transportation Services for space availability.
Buses are equipped with interior and exterior frames for print advertising.
Each bus has two 30-foot long interior frames installed length-wise above the windows. These frames accommodate print advertising on heavy but flexible 15-mm styrene sign stock 11″ in height and any length up to 30′.
Each bus has one exterior frame on the rear of the bus. These accommodate 3-mm Coroplast ad board measuring 72 3/8″ wide X 21 3/16″ tall. The dimensions of the visible sign are 69 1/2″ wide X 20″ tall. Exterior signage should be reviewed by University Marketing prior to production.
In the event a Comet Cruiser is taken out of service, ads will not be transferred to non-branded temporary replacement vehicles.
For further information about advertising or to submit a request, contact Paul Smith, parking and transportation manager, at x7777.