Accessible Transportation and Parking Services

Accessible Transportation Services at Rutgers:

The Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) at Rutgers provides a comprehensive transit system which serves all destinations on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses.  All of our campus buses are equipped to handle individuals with mobility impairments and have low entrance steps and/or mechanical platforms for wheelchair accessibility.

  • For students who require accessible transportation who cannot utilize the typical campus bus service for a particular reason due to a temporary or permanent disability, Rutgers offers a paratransit van.  To be considered for this additional van service, students must complete the Transportation Request Form.
  • Student's will need to ask their physicial or medical provider to submit the Certification of Medical Need.
  • The student will receive provisional van services for two weeks pending the receipt of the Certification of Medical Need from their physician.
  • It is the student's responsibility to ensure that their physician completes and submits the Certification of Medical Need form to allow for continuous transportation after the provisional two week period.
  • Upon receipt of Certification of Medical Need form and satisfactory review, the coordinator of the van service will contact the student to discuss continued  transportation needs and make appropriate arrangements.
  • For full details on eligibility, policies and procedures for the Rutger's University Paratransit Van Services go to their online manual.

Accessible Parking at Rutgers:

  • All patrons (students, faculty, staff, visitor, vendor) who require accessible parking either temporary or pemanent, to park in university parking areas must obtain a valid Rutgers parking permit. The parking permit you will receive and the respective fee is determined by:
    • Your affiliation – i.e. student, faculty, staff, visitor, vendor
    • Your time spent on campus – i.e. commuter, resident, night commuter, temporary employee, faculty/staff
  • Patrons with permanent disabilities must present a copy (front and back) of a state issued Permanently Disabled ID and placard to the Rutgers Department of Transportation Services. A valid Rutgers parking permit is required in addition to the state placard.

  • Patrons with temporary disabilities must present a copy (front and back)  of a state issued Temporary Disabled ID  to the Rutgers Department of Transportation Services. Disability parking privileges will coincide with the expiration date of the placard OR the treating physician must submit a Certification for Medical Need Form to continue past the expiration date.  A valid Rutgers parking permit is required in addition to the state placard.

  • For patrons that do not have a permanent or temporary state issued placard, they must:

The Department of Transportation Services is located at:

55 Commercial Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-932-1450
Fax: 732-932-1450
Bus Dispatch: 732-932-7817
Main web site:

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30AM - 5:00PM
September & Holiday
Hours May Vary

If you have further questions regarding accessible transportation services or accessible parking, contact Clarence Shive in the Office of Disabilty Services, 848-445-4420.


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