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Parking & Transportation

  • Parking and Transportation

    All transportation services are supported by the transportation fee; therefore, require no additional cost for use.

    Enhanced ID - Bus Access

    Funded by the college’s transportation fee, the Enhanced ID program provides students with unlimited access to the NFTA Metro Bus and Rail System. Details regarding the routes and schedules may be found at the NFTA website. Enhanced IDs are required to utilize any NFTA services; a regular photo ID or class schedule will not be accepted as valid fare on the bus or rail. Enhanced IDs may be picked up at City campus on the first day of classes; North and South students have the option of requesting their ID sent to whichever campus is most convenient for them.

    Check Out Our New Rideshare Portal!

    Your commute is important to you, and it’s important to us. That’s why SUNY Erie Community College has joined Go Buffalo Niagara, a transportation program that helps you travel to and from school or work with ease. Visit: www.gobuffaloniagara.org/sunyerie

    Emergency Phones

    Blue-light emergency phones at various outdoor locations on campus.

    Shuttle Service

    Shuttle bus service is available to transport students between SUNY Erie’s three campuses, when classes are in session during the spring and fall semesters. Take advantage of this free service to attend athletic events, pursue classes at another campus, work-study, or get involved in Student Government! For more information, view the Fall 2020 Shuttle Schedule.

  • Parking

    Parking Permits

    Introducing the new self-serve online parking permit management system:
    To register for a parking permit visit: www.permitsales.net/SUNYErie

    Please have the following information ready for online registration:
    – Student ID Number
    – Vehicle Make, Model, Color and Year
    – License Plate Number and State
    – Registered Owner Information and Relationship to Driver
    – Driver’s License Number and State

    After you complete the online registration, please bring your confirmation to the College Safety Office at your respective campus to pick up your parking permit.

    For assistance, email munchs@ecc.edu or call (716) 270-5629.

    Parking Permits for Faculty and Staff

    North and South Campus: You need to apply in person at the Campus security office. Please bring your Employee ID, license plate number, and a copy of your vehicle registration.
    City Campus: No parking permits are required as there is no free parking.

    Low Emission Vehicle Preferred Parking at North Campus

    Preferential parking spaces for low-emission (LEV) and fuel-efficient vehicles are located in designated parking areas around campus.

    SUNY Erie Community College is pleased to announce the introduction of our preferred parking program for low-emission and fuel-efficient vehicles in many of our large lots at North Campus. By incentivizing people to buy green, fuel efficient and low-emission vehicles there will be more on the road. This benefits the environment and ultimately everyone!

    Similar to carpool spaces, Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) spaces will be in designated parking areas and will be reserved for qualifying permit holders only.

    How to Apply
    To apply for an LEV parking hang tag, permit holders need to demonstrate that they drive a vehicle meeting the requirements. Check this list to see if your vehicle qualifies. If so, complete this form and bring it to the North Campus Security Office.

    Please contact Student Transportation Services at 270-5629 for more information.

  • At present, there is limited free student parking available at City Campus. Students must present a valid SUNY Erie student ID card and have a current parking permit displayed on their vehicle. Handicapped spaces are in designated spaces at Oak Street parking lot. These spaces are reserved for those vehicles with state or city disabled stickers. To obtain a permit, apply at Buffalo City Hall or through New York State.
    The North Campus has parking areas for students with permits, which are available in the security office. The designated student parking areas listed may have reserved faculty, staff, and disabled parking zones within them. Students may park in Lots 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 11, except where indicated as a reserved area.
    All vehicles operated by faculty, students, and staff must be registered with the Security Office. Special parking permits for disabled persons may be obtained from the Town Clerk, in the Town of Hamburg. Parking is allowed in Lots A-F only.
  • Faculty/Staff Parking & Transportation Services

    North & South Campus
    Certain parking lots (or sections of lots) are designated for use by faculty and staff. You must have a valid faculty/staff parking permit to park in these areas.

    City Campus
    There is no free parking available at city campus. See resources to the right for paid parking and transportation solutions for faculty/staff.

    Student Lot(s)
    City Campus (45 Oak Street & 175 Swan Street) are student lots that is by permit only. Students pay a mandatory transportation fee that supports campus shuttle service, unlimited metro & rail pass, parking and other transportation services.

    Paid Parking & Transportation Services Available for Faculty/Staff

    Downtown Buffalo Parking
    “Park.Pay. Be on your way”
    Download the Buffalo roam parking app for easy convienient parking: https://www.buffaloroamapp.com

    NFTA Park & Ride

    Biking & Rideshare

  • Need Help?

    City Campus Transportation Office
    Room 165
    121 Ellicott Street
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    P: (716) 270-5629
    Monday - Friday8:00am - 4:00pm
    North Campus - Welcome Center
    Room G122
    6205 Main Street
    Williamsville, NY 14221
    P: (716) 851-1322
    South Campus Transportation Office
    Building 5, Room 5212
    4041 Southwestern Blvd.
    Orchard Park, NY 14127
    P: (716) 270-5628
    Monday - Friday8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Parking and Traffic Regulations

    All eligible SUNY Erie community members will be issued a Vehicle Registration Permit upon the completion of vehicle registration and the payment of the required fee(s), if applicable. The Vehicle Registration Permit must be clearly displayed, hanging from the rearview mirror. The permit number must be visible.

    Parking is prohibited at all times on the roadways (except as posted), sidewalks, lawns, grounds, lanes, and throughways of parking areas. The College may have illegally parked vehicles towed away at the owner’s expense. All unpaid parking tickets, towing charges, and storage costs will be the responsibility of the owner and must be paid before the vehicle is released.

    SUNY Erie’s city campus parking lot locations are reserved  for SUNY Erie students only. Faculty,  staff,  and  visitors attending programs or meetings at SUNY Erie are  welcomed, but unfortunately, free parking is unavailable through the College. For your safety, all affiliates must have identification. SUNY Erie ID cards or event/program confirmations are required.

    Parking rules and regulations are subject to change for certain campus events, special occasions, and  emergencies. Restrictions will be posted by the College Safety Office and will be strictly enforced.

    For additional information on vehicle registration, permits, permanent or temporary handicapped parking permits, parking policies, parking fines, parking penalties, and liabilities, please reference the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State University of New York, Section 560.3 -Campus Rules and Regulations [8 CRR-NY 560.3NY-CRR]