With campus scheduled to reopen for this month, UCF Parking and Transportation Services is implementing changes to address COVID-19 risks and promote a healthy environment for the campus community.
With consideration to the impact of the pandemic, permits that are set to expire Aug. 31 will be honored through Dec. 31 at no cost.
Those who do not plan to be on campus frequently this semester should consider purchasing virtual daily permits rather than the one-semester or multi-semester permits.
On Aug. 24, all shuttles will resume operations and follow their normal fall schedules, with the exception of Park and Ride, which will not operate during Fall 2020.
While shuttles are available to provide mass transit for the campus community, individuals are encouraged to utilize other methods of transportation if they are concerned about potential risks from the coronavirus.
UCF Student Government has partnered with PTS to create a survey to provide estimates for the number of students projected to use campus shuttles during Fall 2020. With the results, PTS can determine the best methods to increase safety for students, faculty and staff during the pandemic. Students are encouraged to complete this survey before the start of the semester, however it will be available throughout Fall 2020.
Students should complete the COVID Self-Checker, which becomes available through the UCF Mobile app in mid-August, before boarding any UCF shuttles or coming to campus. If you are experiencing symptoms or come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, contact the UCF COVID Line at 407-823-2509 and do not board UCF’s shuttles.
Seating and Operations
When possible, riders will board buses through back doors to reduce contact with drivers.
Standing room is discontinued across all shuttles and seating capacity will be reduced by 20 percent. While most fall courses will be online, ridership will be reduced with minimal impact to wait times. Riders can track arrivals and departures ucf.doublemap.com and through the UCF Mobile app.
Each night shuttles will be cleaned with a disinfectant fogger. This efficient method uses a safe, high-grade EPA-registered disinfectant, which is 99.999 percent effective against a variety of bacteria and viruses and exceeds CDC requirements.
Some windows will be left open throughout the day to allow fresh air to circulate throughout the shuttles.
As UCF is requiring students, faculty and staff to wear face coverings on campus, the same requirement applies while on shuttles. Shuttle drivers are required to wear face coverings and signage will be posted onboard to remind everyone to wear their cover.
In June, UCF began distributing one free, reusable face covering to students, faculty and staff. Distribution on main and downtown campuses will continue through early fall. When the semester starts, face coverings will also be available through nine vending machines across UCF’s main, Downtown and Rosen campuses.
Drivers who are experiencing symptoms or have knowingly been around anyone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days should not report for work.
Drivers must perform self-assessments for symptoms and acknowledgement of responsibilities before clocking in for each shift.Drivers have completed training for proper cleaning procedures and will have supplies, such as disinfectant wipes and spray, on board to sanitize hard surfaces throughout the day.