PARKING HEADLINES

Remote Shuttle Updates Effective Nov. 1

In the past year, UAB Parking & Transportation has met with employees who park in remote lots and listened to feedback from a variety of patrons.  As a result, we have made improvements to the shuttle system that go into effect Nov. 1.  The new schedule can be found here.

Extended Hours

The shuttle operating hours have changed to 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) with the final drop at Remote 2 at 8:04 p.m. and Remote 1 at 8:17 p.m.  Individuals can call for an escort to Remote 1 or 2 after 8 p.m. by dialing 205/934-8772.

Improved Frequency

The two current routes (Regular and Express) have been combined to offer five- and 10-minute service for longer periods throughout the day and to shorten the duration of the 20-minute service.  To summarize, timing on the attached schedule is:

  • 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. – 10 minute
  • 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. – 5 minute
  • 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – 10 minute
  • 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – 20 minute
  • 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. – 5 minute
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. – 10 minute

 

Pick-Up Points

Along with changing hours and frequency, we listened to feedback and modified our pick-up points as well.  We have consolidated a few points to improve the speed of our service.  In addition, our points will now end at 18th Street South so the route can redirect to Sixth Avenue South in the afternoon if there is traffic congestion on University Boulevard.  The pick-up point comparison is below:

  Pick-Up Points

Current

New

6th Avenue South and 15th Street (Cooper Green)

*

 

6th Avenue South and 17th Street (Spain, CPM, WIC)1

*

*

6th Avenue South and 19th Street (NP, SW)

*

*

19th Street South - Spain Wallace (Express)

*

 

20th Street South - Old Hillman Building

*

*

20th Street South and 7th Avenue (Administration, SDB, MCLM, THT)

*

University Boulevard and 19th Street (TH, Shelby)

*

 

University Boulevard and 18th Street (TH, VA, Volker)

 

*

University Boulevard and 16th Street (Volker)

*

 

University Boulevard and 14th Street (HUC)

*

 

 

1This pick-up point is located at 5th Avenue South and 16th Street until the completion of the Children’s Hospital tunnel underneath 6th Avenue South.

 

Staff will be on-hand in the mornings at both remote parking lots to assist with the transition the week of Nov. 1.  If you have any questions regarding the remote system, please contact Transportation Manager Karen Moody at 205/934-8044 or the main office at 205/934-3513.