Last modified: July 9, 2020, 8:58 a.m.

Transportation and Parking Services is working closely with Auxiliary Services and the University to ensure we all return to a safe and healthy environment by adhering to social distancing guidelines and paying special attention to the sanitation of parking decks and buses.

Below is a list of our sanitation and safety practices:

  • Surface Sanitation
    • Disinfectant sprayers will be used to sanitize parking deck stairwells overnight as well as inside each bus. The sprayers contain a solution proven to kill coronavirus (COVID-19).
    • All rails and handles on buses will be wiped down with disinfecting wipes between class breaks. 
    • All pay meters and elevators in the parking decks will be sanitized throughout the day and overnight.
    • Hand sanitizer will be available to passengers on each bus.
  • Social Distancing
    • A protective barrier will separate bus drivers from passengers to ensure a six-foot distance is maintained.
    • Passengers will use the back entrance of the bus to maintain a proper social distance from drivers. Those needing accessible entry may notify the driver and use the front entrance.
    • Occupancy on buses will be reduced to ensure crowding is kept to a minimum. Shorter bus routes will ensure buses get through campus more quickly. 
    • Passengers are required to wear face coverings while riding a bus.
  • Employee Safety
    • Employees will maintain proper social distancing and PPE use.
    • Congregation in break rooms will be limited.
    • Alternative use of timeclocks will be provided to reduce surface contact.
    • Regular handwashing will be highly encouraged.
    • The number of employees riding in state vehicles at one time will be limited. State vehicles will be wiped down with disinfecting wipes after each use.
    • Drivers will be assigned to one bus or van to limit the number or driver rotations in a single vehicle.
  • Additional Resources
    • For touchless payments, customers may use the ParkMobile app when paying for parking.
    • Our new Bulldog Bike Share offers a convenient, affordable alternative to having a car on campus. You can rent an electric pedal-assist bike any time via the Gotcha app. Download the Gotcha app for iPhone or Android to get started.  
    • Point-to-point walking and bicycling routes may be found on the UGA app’s campus map module.

Students who need health care assistance may call the University Health Center at (706) 542-1162 or visit

For UGA updates and prevention visit

Bulldog Bike Share Sanitation

Below are the current protocols Gotcha has established to reduce risk to its riders and employees for Bulldog Bike Share.

  • Implemented enhanced, and more frequent, cleaning of bikes using disinfecting products approved by the CDC to kill coronavirus germs. Disinfection will be repeated throughout the day.
  • Fleet techs will mist at-risk contact areas such as hand grips, brake levers, bells, and any other points of contact for bikes going into and staying in the field.
  • Briefed all employees and in-market staff on proper personal hygiene practices as recommended by the CDC.
  • Employees will wash hands with disinfectant soap for 20+ seconds before shift and at the end of shift and whenever possible in between. In addition, employees will be provided with hand wipes and/or hand sanitizer to clean their hands in the field use.
  • Gotcha recommends all riders use hand sanitizer before and after riding, wear protective face masks, and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Gotcha is committed to the safety of its riders and will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves. Gotcha will update its process and protocols as needed to make best efforts to ensure everyone’s safety. The company will comply with any federal, state, or local policies that may require changes to its services.

Parking Permit Registration

Parking permit registration for the 2020-2021 Academic Year is now open.

Football Parking Permit Registration

We are working closely with the University and Athletics to plan football parking logistics for the upcoming season. We are monitoring campus, local, state, and national rules and recommendations to guide our decisions and will provide updates on the status of football parking registration once they become available. Thank you for your patience.

Transportation & Parking Refunds

The University will begin issuing refunds the week of March 30th and the process will most likely continue through April 10. View the full Student Refund Plan here

Parking Permit Refunds

Students with permits will receive refunds based on the days remaining on the student’s permit from March 16 forward.  The following is provided as an example to demonstrate how parking permits will be refunded.  The refund value will depend on your particular parking permit, so this is only an example. 

Lot E06 Permit - expires 5/10/2020 $48.00

Calculation: $1.50 x 32 weekdays (Prorated daily value excluding weekends = $1.50/day).

Please note, the prorated value of your permit will depend on the original costs of your permit and the expiration date of your permit.  

Transportation Fee Refunds

Since the Spring Semester was approximately halfway through as of March 16 (54%, to be exact), 46% of the transportation fee will be refunded.  For those students who previously paid the Spring transportation fee in full they will receive a refund of $55.66 ($121 X 0.46). 


If you have any questions concerning the Transportation and Parking refunds, please contact We will be happy to review the details of your individual parking permit refund plan with you.

UGA Bus Service

UGA Bus Services remains temporarily discontinued at this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the challenges posed by COVID-19.

We look forward to serving you again soon.

UGA Parking Permit Holders

While in-person instruction is temporarily suspended at UGA, Transportation and Parking Services will continue to follow our Spring Break schedule. Our focus will be on monitoring ADA spaces as well as fire and life safety issues to provide a safe environment for our campus and our students, faculty and staff. Our parking team will monitor lots to ensure permit holders have adequate space in their designated lots, while providing flexible parking across campus for those individuals who are required to be on campus. During this interim period, if space is available, existing permit holders can park in lots and decks outside of their assigned lots without penalty.

The information on this page is subject to change and will be updated regularly.