University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Parking and Transportation
Home Park Transit Bicycle Walk Fleet Contact

Home > News & Alerts

News & Alerts

Transportation Headlines  

Correction Notice:

The 2015-16 printed color campus maps are missing one bus stop near Ridder Arena (Campus Connector and 4th Street Circulator routes). The stop is shown on all electronic files. We apologize for the error.

what do you think of the new bus routes? email

Minneapolis Fall Street Sweeping Begins October 19

Buses Replace Blue, Green Line Trains 10/8; Replace Green Line 10/9-12

19th Avenue Ramp Receives Lighting Upgrade in October

More Buses Added to New Bus Routes; We Hear Your Feedback

Sept. 14-Oct. 23 Road Work at Energy Park Drive, Raymond Avenue

Take the 2015 Switch My Trip Pledge today!

Washington Avenue Ramp Expands Interior Skyway Connection

Union Street Lane Closure Starts Monday, July 20



Minneapolis Fall Street Sweeping Begins October 19
Posted: 10/06/15

On Monday, October 19 through the middle of November, the City of Minneapolis will sweep every street from curb to curb. 

In early October, look up when your street is scheduled for sweeping

From 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the day that your street is swept, your car must not be parked on the street or it will be towed.  If your car is towed, it will be taken to the City impound lot and you will be charged a fine and towing fees (generally, $200+) to retrieve it.

Approximately 24 hours before your street is to be swept, the city will post temporary "No Parking" signs on the street, but don't wait to see those signs. Look up the schedule online BEFORE October 19 so that you will be prepared to move your car before the day the sweepers arrive on your street.

The City generally sweeps the streets twice each year-- in mid-October for Fall and in mid-April for Spring.  Mark these times on your calendar, and check the information on the City's street sweeping web page when the time is near.

Watch a video about what to look for during street sweeping


Buses Replace Blue, Green Line Trains 10/8; Replace Green Line 10/9-12
Posted: 10/05/15

Buses will replace trains on Thursday, October 8 at 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 during a partial shutdown of the METRO Blue and Green lines. 

Buses will replace Blue Line trains from Franklin Avenue to Target Field Station and Green Line trains from Stadium Village to Target Field Station. 

During the weekend of October 9-12, buses will also replace trains during a partial shutdown on the METRO Green line to allow for scheduled construction and maintenance.

Starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 9 until 3:30 a.m. on Monday, October 12, buses will replace Green Line trains between Capitol/Rice Street and Union Depot stations.

During the disruptions, customers can board replacement buses near each affected station. See maps for boarding locations.


19th Avenue Ramp Receives Lighting Upgrade in October
Posted: 10/01/15

Starting on Thursday, October 1, PTS will begin installation of high-efficiency lighting in the 19th Avenue Ramp. 

Work will take place between 6:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and start near the top (not the roof). The project will continue down to the first level and should be completed in October.

Reserved stalls will need to be re-located in the future.  More details will be emailed to those specific individuals closer to the actual date when it is known.

Project dates are approximate. 

This project will improve University energy conservation efforts while still keeping our customer’s personal safety and security as our number one concern.  Motion sensors and daylight-sensing equipment will help direct the lighting in the parking ramp.

If you have any questions, please email


More Buses Added to New Bus Routes; We Hear Your Feedback
Posted: 09/18/15

Parking and Transportation Services is monitoring shuttle ridership and making adjustments this week. More buses are added onto the morning route, starting Wednesday, September 16. 

We ask for your patience as we fine-tune our new routes.

PTS appreciates customer input and encourages our University community to continue to let us know how we are doing. Email us at


Sept. 14-Oct. 23 Road Work at Energy Park Drive, Raymond Avenue
Posted: 09/11/15

From Monday, September 14 through Friday, October 23, only westbound traffic on Energy Park Drive will be able to cross Raymond Avenue.

There will be no eastbound traffic crossing Raymond Avenue.

All two-lane traffic, up to Raymond Avenue, will be accessible and open to businesses.

Use Highway 280 or Snelling Avenue for alternate access needs.

See the City of Saint Paul website for more information.


Take the 2015 Switch My Trip Pledge today!
Posted: 09/04/15

It’s simple! Replace a drive-by-yourself trip and instead take the bus or train, bicycle, carpool, walk, telework or vanpool and you can be entered into a variety of prize drawings.

1. Fill out a Switch My Trip pledge today at
2. Take a trip by transit, bicycle, sharing the ride, walking and/or teleworking before Oct. 31
3. Let us know that you completed your pledge when we follow up with you

Take the pledge today for a chance to win some great prizes!


Washington Avenue Ramp Expands Interior Skyway Connection
Posted: 8/27/15

Beginning on Monday, August 31 through the end of October, the Washington Avenue Ramp will have construction activities due to the skyway link project located on the east end of level 3.

The skyway link project will create an enclosed skyway from the Transportation & Safety Building to the Commons Hotel through the Washington Avenue Ramp.

The project will permanently eliminate nine parking spaces (including four disability parking spaces). Five new disability parking spaces have already been added north of the east side center stair/elevator tower.

As always, please drive and walk safely especially in construction zones.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 


Union Street Lane Closure Starts Monday, July 20
Posted: 07/16/15

Beginning on Monday, July 20, drivers will find the right traffic lane closed on southbound Union Street SE (along the public entrance to the Washington Avenue Ramp). See East Bank map.

This Keller Hall project includes a crane and construction staging materials in that right drive lane. Workers will be removing and replacing brickwork, repairing windows, and changing joints on the facades.

Completion of phase 1 of the project is expected in mid-October.

The Beacon Street contract-only entrance to the Washington Avenue Ramp will remain open and unaffected by this work.

As with all construction projects, this is weather dependent (plans may be delayed or extended if necessary).












Media Contact:

Jacqueline Brudlos

Interested in campus construction projects?

Visit the Capital Planning and Project Managment Interactive Map.

Interested in Campus
Crime Alerts?

Check out the U of M Police Department's Alerts page.

PTS in the News!

Quick Electric Car Charging Station Installed on U of M Campus

KSTP 5 / February 2, 2015

Drivers of electric cars on the University of Minnesota campus now have access to a first-of-its-kind charger in Minnesota. READ MORE

The Drive: U gets electric vehicle owners plugged in

Star Tribune / February 2, 2015

A recent study examining key reasons why Americans don’t buy electric-powered vehicles found that drivers fear their batteries will run out of juice and leave them stranded with no place to charge up. READ MORE

Gophers Hockey: Senior Kyle Rau is a Minnesota hockey throwback

SB Nation College Hockey / January 23, 2015

Of the many things in Minnesota forward Kyle Rau personifies, the senior captain for Minnesota sums up both versions of the Gopher Way. READ MORE