Transportation & Parking


SDSU has suspended the freshman resident parking restriction for this upcoming 2020-21 academic year. All commuting and resident students attending SDSU may bring a vehicle and purchase parking. Students may purchase an SDSU parking permit for the campus parking structures or may reserve parking at their residential community (if available). 


Lyft & Uber Update: SDSU is aware that an appellate court granted the companies a temporary reprieve on Aug. 20, and that services will continue in California for the time being. Parking and Transportation Services is actively monitoring the situation and will communicate any impacts. Check this site frequently for updates.

Students may also consider alternative modes of transportation to having a vehicle on campus. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is the possibility that some of these services may change or be discontinued, depending on shifts in public health guidance and orders. Please follow Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) on Twitter for updates.

Red & Black Carts

Following U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, SDSU will not be utilizing vans for the Red & Black service. Instead, to ensure proper physical distances and in support of health and safety, we will provide cart service. We will continue using GPS so that students can see, in real-time where the carts are located on each line through the DoubleMap app. 

Our community service officers will continue to perform this operation, however with reduced hours: Monday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Each cart will have no more than three passengers at a time. The university requires that anyone on campus is required to wear a facial covering at all times, and passengers must wear a facial covering (one will be provided should passengers not have one). 

We will not be able to drive any students to or from [email protected] due to the carts not being able to drive legally to this location.  

Late Night Ride

The Late Night Ride provides a $5 subsidy to our students for limited use. This service is available from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. from any campus location. To access the discount, use the code “SDSUQ3” via the Lyft mobile app. The code begins on Monday, August 24, and ends on Wednesday, September 30. Use the code "SDSUQ4" for October through December. 

Students will no longer need to create a business profile, rather you will place the code provided to you in the "promos" section in your Lyft app. More information can be found on our Late Night Ride website. (Please note, Lyft is in a legal process with the State of California, which may result in a temporary service shutdown or complete service disruption). 


The geofence requiring Lyft/Uber to pick up at our designated locations during the day remain in place. However, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., the geofence will be turned off to allow anyone on campus easy access to transportation, especially for those who may not feel comfortable with other transportation options. (Please note, these companies are in a legal process with the State of California, which may result in a temporary service shutdown or complete service disruption). 


We have been working with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) this summer to take over the sale of trolley passes. Students will now be able to purchase a discounted semester and/or monthly pass through the Compass Cloud app after they opt into this service through the Aztec Parking Portal. Passes are available now and information to sign up can be found on our MTS website.

Bike Registration

We will continue bike registration with COVID-19-related restrictions in place. All registration forms will be online with instructions on obtaining the license and U-lock. You will need to email [email protected] to set up an appointment on Tuesdays between 9 a.m. and noon. When you have been provided an appointment time, you will need to bring your registration form to your appointment. You must wear a facial covering. During your appointment, you will receive your bicycle license number and a free U-Lock (while supplies last).  

Parking Office

The staff in the parking office will not be working the service window and will continue to telecommute. Our staff will be working limited virtual front desk hours on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


We have created a new email for transportation inquiries: [email protected]. Please use this email to reach us for any inquiries regarding the Red & Black service, bike registration, trolley passes or other items transportation-related.