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Faculty & Staff

Parking garageFaculty and Staff Parking Permits  

Employee permits are issued through a work-in-zone system. The system is based on groupings of buildings by designated parking areas. The idea is to match the number of individuals in a building area with their parking requirements. For a given zone, a limited number of permits are sold, so that purchasers are assured of a reasonable chance to park. Permit-to-space ratios vary according to area and relate to commuting habits of distinctive work-groups.  

Parking preference is granted to those employees who:

  • have a medical disability
  • RideShare
  • require daytime mobility
  • have irregular work hours or varying job locations
  • perform special duties for the university  

Paid permits offer different levels of privileges based on parking rate tier. Permits can be paid via payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis.

Sustainable Commuting Options

Cornell University employees may choose to purchase an individual parking permit or to participate in a Transportation Demand Management Program. TDM programs offer discounts and incentives for choosing to share the commute or using transit:

All employees have weekday access to TCAT bus service for short trips among Cornell’s Ithaca facilities for business purposes.  More...

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Support Services

We offer many alternative support services for commuters who need to get to campus or back home. Our services include Zimride, which matches commuters with carpools, or Emergency Ride, for help getting home if a personal emergency arises. More…