Remote System

The Remote system is comprised of two parking lots on the west end of campus.  The purpose of the remote lots is to serve buildings east of 15th Street South.  The lots can be utilized by patrons west of 15th Street South, but regular parking rates apply.  UAB contracts with the BJCTA to provide a shuttle from the lots to areas along 6th Avenue South and University Boulevard.  The remote system is open Monday - Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., including certain UAB Holidays.  The route is designated on BJCTA buses as 52, which runs through Remote Lot 2 and has a variety of egress points along the route (denoted by * on the UAB Parking Map).  The bus schedule is included under the Bus Schedule link to the left.

For more information on Hospital employees in Remote, click the Hospital employee link to the left.  For information on the BJCTA, click "Parking Links" at the top.

How It Works
The system is designed to run multiple buses throughout the day to accommodate the waiting times in the schedule.  At peak, BJCTA runs four buses on the route.  With so many vehicles and a downtown environment, things can sometimes go wrong.  If traffic becomes an issue, the buses are redirected to 6th Avenue South and will continue to run in this direction until the traffic issue is resolved.  Buses will occasionally break down.  In this case, the BJCTA will call our campus ride to fill in on the route until a new bus is on site.  If you experience any issues with the system, please call Karen Moody at 205-934-8044 or use the form to the left.

When The University Is Closed
When MAX is not running, free parking is available in the 6th Avenue parking deck.  For university closings when MAX is operating, employees are to use the remote system.  The Campus Escort does not operate when the university is closed.  Employees going to remote after MAX operating hours on days the university is closed should call Police Dispatch at 934-4434 or 934-8772 for an escort to either remote lot.

UAB Holidays with Remote Service Open:

Day after New Year's Day (If the 2nd falls on a business day)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (3rd Monday in January)
Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
Day after Thanksgiving (4th Friday in November)
Day after Christmas (If the 26th falls on a business day)


UAB Holidays with Remote Service Closed:

4th of July
Labor Day (1st Monday in September)
Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November)