Getting to and from Campus

For students who don’t live on campus – they have 3 choices – get dropped off, drive and park or take public transportation.

PARKING

Parking is horrible at the best of times – and even worse right now as we lost essentially a large lot to construction.

There are updates about the situation that students can access from their phones (not while driving in a school zone of course!)

http://www.uh.edu/police/UHlotmap.html

http://twitter.com/UH_Traffic

Good luck!

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION – VAN POOLS

There are some van pools that are mostly faculty and staff.  However, students might find some spots.  The van pool information is at

http://www.uh.edu/pts/greenuhvanpool.htm

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION – BUSES

I have ridden the Metro bus system for 12 years – and it really is fine, safe (at least between 6 am and 8 pm) and usually reliable.  So – don’t be afraid to recommend it to your students.

The main Metro website is at http://www.hou-metro.harris.tx.us/

The main buses that serve UH (either directly or to the Eastwood Transit Center) are 4, 9, 25, 29, 40, 41, 50, 54, 76, 80

Student who live outside Houston should be able to get to a Park and Ride bus. They can take these to:

The Downtown area (get as close to the Downtown Transit center as possible): from here, catch a 40 or 41 (to Eastwood Transit Center) or the Metro Rail

The Medical Center Transit Center: from here, catch the 4 to campus

Eastwood Transit Center: from here, you can take a UH shuttle or the 4, 9, 25 or 80 to campus.

Students who live in Houston – the same 3 target areas apply – although you might be able to take different buses to intercept the campus buses more easily.

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