Employee Parking Permits

Introducing the Transportation Management Portal

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Parking permits are now managed through BU’s new Transportation Management Portal (TMP) where you can order parking permits, update vehicle information, and pay or appeal parking citations.

Permit names have changed:

Red Permit / Daily Parking Program is now the FLEX Permit
Green Permit is now the COMMUTER Permit
Off-Peak Green Permit is now the OFF-PEAK COMMUTER Permit
Carpool Permit is still the CARPOOL Permit

All permits are now virtual:

Permit holders no longer have to “pick up a parking permit” or display a permit in their vehicle’s window. We no longer issue physical permits. Our new license plate-based system uses License Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras to grant or deny access to major lots and garages. LPR cameras mounted on our enforcement vehicles help patrol smaller lots and alleyways to make sure everyone has permits.


Using the Transportation Management Portal is easy:


Employee FLEX Permit

(formerly the RED Permit / DAILY PARKING PROGRAM)
Best for those who intend to drive occasionally, particularly MBTA users

  • Pay $8/day* only for the days you park
    • *COVID rate instituted in Spring 2020 and subject to change
  • Automated, secure payment via pre-tax payroll deduction (NEW!)
  • Remain eligible for subsidized MBTA benefits
  • Convenient parking on the Charles River and Fenway Campuses including small lots and alleys (NEW!)
  • Replaces Red (Pay-on-Entry) Permit and Daily Parking Program
  • No need to display a permit
  • Subject to availability

 


Employee COMMUTER Permit

(formerly the GREEN Permit)
For the frequent driver who rarely uses the MBTA

  • $40/week paid via pre-tax payroll deduction
  • Automated, secure payment via pre-tax payroll deduction
  • Commuter Permit holders are NOT eligible for subsidized MBTA benefits
  • Convenient parking on the Charles River and Fenway Campuses
  • Replaces Red (Pay-on-Entry) Permit and Daily Parking Program
  • No need to display a permit (NEW!)
  • Subject to availability

 

 


Employee OFF-PEAK COMMUTER Permit

(formerly the OFF-PEAK GREEN Permit)
For the evening employee who does not need parking before 2:30pm

  • $10/week paid via pre-tax payroll deduction
  • Access to all Commuter (Green) Permit Spaces after 2:30pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.
  • Replaces “Off-Peak Green” Permit
  • No need to display a permit (NEW!)
  • Subject to availability

Permit ordering instructions:

 


CARPOOL PERMIT

Drive with a colleague and save

  • $20/week paid via evenly-split pre-tax payroll deduction
  • Use GoMassCommute to find neighboring colleagues looking to carpool
  • Carpools may park in seven gated lots or they may request a reserved parking space
  • No need to display a permit (NEW!)
  • Restrictions apply

Setting up a carpool: