Resources for Commuters

Here are your options for driving or taking mass transit to Rutgers University–Newark.

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Mass Transportation

We encourage the use of mass transit, especially since Rutgers University–Newark is only a few blocks from Newark Penn Station. You can also commute to campus via bus and light rail.

NJ Transit Online Resources
Train Schedule  Bus Schedule Light Rail Schedule Transit Alerts Mobile App

NJ Transit 25% Student Discount Pass


RU-N Shuttles and Buses

Rutgers University–Newark provides a number of shuttles and buses for students:

Campus Connect Route Schedule Route Map
Campus Connect Express Route Schedule Route Map
Newark Penn Station Local Route Schedule Route Map
Newark Penn Station Express Route Schedule Route Map
Kearny  Route Schedule Route Map
Newark Penn Station Midnight Express Route Schedule Route Map
"Run Run"  Route Schedule Route Map
"Run Run Express"  Route Schedule Route Map
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Parking E-Permit

You can register your vehicle under the new Parking E-Permit System. Parking permissions are now being tracked based on license plates. There is no longer a need to go and get—and keep track of—hangtags. If your vehicle is already registered and you have a non-expired parking permit, there is nothing for you to do

You can purchase parking permission online (credit or debit) or in person (cash, check, RU Express) at the Department of Transportation Services

Register a New Vehicle or License Plate 

Purchase Parking E-Permit 


Annual Student Parking Permit Costs for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Student Premium Permits  Deck 1 & 2 $600
Student Permits Surface Lots after 4pm can be used in Deck 2 & Essex Lot $165
Resident Student Permits
(Juniors and Seniors ONLY)
Deck 1 & 2 $1130

Note: Commuter and residential students have differing parking permits.

RU-N Parking Permission Options
Commuter Surface Premium Commuter Parking  Prepaid Resident Parking Lots


Student Parking Locations

Note: You must have a valid parking permit to be able to park in these lots.

Student Lot/Garage Location
Deck 1 200 University Avenue
Deck 2 166 Washington Street
509A / Eagle East​ Orange and [East Side] Eagle Street (closest lot to the business school)
506/Essex Lot

Essex Street

(Students with NB Zone L permit or Newark Prepaid Commuter RUN Pass Permit are allowed to park here from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight Monday through Friday and all day weekends, 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight)

New Street (NEW surface lot) 272 New Street (between Lock Street and Wilsey Street)


Parking Citations

You may receive citations for parking in non-approved locations. The new virtual parking pass system is paperless; communications about parking violations will now be sent via email. 

Pay Parking Citation Online


RU-N Student Commuter Awards Program

Students who purchase monthly passes from NJ Transit or PATH to commute to/from Rutgers-Newark will earn a reward that can be redeemed from the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Rutgers University – Newark or Kite + Key Rutgers Tech Store for up to $50 monthly. Details about participating in this rewards program will be announced in August 2019.


Still have questions about the new parking e-permit system? 

What has changed with the new Parking E-PERMIT System?
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What has NOT changed with the new Parking E-Permit System?
Will I get a hangtag or sticker?
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You will no longer receive a hang tag or sticker. Vehicles are identified by license plate number.  

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Can I add multiple vehicles to my parking permission?
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Yes, you can add multiple vehicles to your permission. However, only one vehicle can be on campus at a time. 

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I just purchased a new vehicle with temporary tags. Do I need to register it?
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Yes; please register all vehicles as soon as you purchase them.  o Once the permanent plates are received, revisit the portal and enter your new plates. Make sure your license plate is entered correctly; one letter or number off will result in e-citations.  

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I see a lot of reserved spaces available, am I able to park there?
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No. Reserved spaces are designated for specific individuals within the university. 

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I received an e-citation and I do not believe I deserved it. How can I dispute it?
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You may log-on to your parking portal and appeal the e-citation. Please give time for a response. You will be notified of decision via email.

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I have a rental vehicle for the week, what do I do about parking?
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  • You must go to the portal and register the license plate with the university before parking the rental vehicle in any of the lots.  
  • It is important to register your license plate correctly; one letter or number off will result in e-citations.
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Do I need to purchase permission to park if I only plan to park on campus at night and on the weekends?
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  •  Yes. Any vehicle parking on university property must purchase permission to park.  
  • Night only permission is available for students on some campuses.
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Can I pay for my parking permission with financial aid?
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No, we do not bill financial aid for your parking. 

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Can you add my parking to my term bill?
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No, we are not able to add any parking fees to your term bill. 

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I am living off campus, but do not have a place to park my vehicle. Am I eligible for a resident parking permission?
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  • No. Only students who live in a Rutgers residence building are allowed to purchase a resident parking permission.
  • Please visit your city’s Parking Authority to find options for street parking near your off-campus home.  
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I paid my e-citation online. When will the hold be removed from my account?
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Holds are automatically removed within 48 business hours of the payment.  

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I am a student bringing my vehicle on campus only for a day or a few days. Can I purchase daily parking permission?
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  • Students can purchase limited number of parking permissions for $5.00 (plus tax) a day for a maximum of 5 consecutive days.
  • You cannot exceed more than 3 permissions a semester.  
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How can I purchase parking permission for my guest who is visiting me?

Key Contacts

Blumenthal HallRoom 105
249 University AvenueNewarkNJ07102-1808

Bus Info 848.932.7817
Fax Line 973.353.5873
Rutgers Newark office 973.353.1839
RBHS Newark office 973.972.5489
Rutgers New Brunswick office 848.932.7744

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