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Campus Parking, Shuttle Updates

Published: August 22, 2016

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On Aug. 15, CSULB moved to License Plate Recognition (LPR) and virtual permitting. As a result, customers will experience a variety of new benefits, including:

  • Virtual permitting – no physical permits to store or display
  • Increased convenience – no more moving permits from vehicle to vehicle, the system can hold multiple license plates per permit
  • Increased sustainability – no more ink, paper, plastic, postage or envelopes used for producing permits. Also, there will be reduced waste and litter in all campus lots
  • Ability to pay remotely – for short-term parking customers there will be no more running to the meter or waiting in lines at a pay station as the option will soon be available to pay remotely via the Parkmobile app (available during Phase II)

Parking and Transportation Services is upgrading the current parking pay stations and related parking technology. This new technology includes a LPR feature and a Parkmobile app that will allow CSULB to move to a paperless parking system and provide a number of other convenient services to the campus community. LPR uses information currently provided when obtaining a parking permit and that information is referenced only against a campus database used to verify appropriate permitting on campus. The enforcement rules will not change because of this new technology, including the process to appeal a citation.

Explore the LPR FAQ webpage for answers to specific LPR questions. For any additional questions or concerns, contact Parking and Transportation Services directly by e-mail.

Off-Campus Shuttles

Due to the success of the previous off-campus shuttle located near Los Coyotes Diagonal and Stearns Street, there will now be a second off-campus shuttle route operating in student-dense areas located to the west of campus. The shuttle service, which began on Aug. 15, will run Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

The shuttle will travel along Pacific Coast Highway, Anaheim Street, Loma Avenue, 10th Street, Park Avenue, and finally Seventh Street as the shuttle enters campus. The route will pick up and drop off at the South Turnaround directly in front of the McIntosh Humanities Building.

The new off-campus shuttle is intended to promote sustainability while reducing individual vehicle trips to campus. Both off-campus shuttle routes are free for all CSULB students and staff with a campus ID and provides an alternative to get to campus for those living in areas west of campus.

Shuttle Schedule

  • Leaves McIntosh Building: 10 and 40 after the hour
  • Leaves Anaheim Street/Termino Avenue: 20 and 50 after the hour
  • Leaves 10th Street/Grand Avenue: 25 and 55 after the hour

Additional information can be found at

Real-time GPS tracking and occupancy levels of the shuttles can be accessed at or under Transportation section of the CSULB mobile app.