Parking and transportation update

August 15, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

On Aug. 12, a number of parking changes were made to create additional patient and visitor spaces on the main medical campus. Based on feedback and questions from our employees, below is additional information regarding parking and transportation.

Blue and Gold permits

Main campus manages the sale of all permits. The number of permits sold is not capped. The campus parking system is an open system in that parkers are not assigned to specific lots or locations but can park in any location around campus where their permit is valid.

Campus has also established specific criteria for Gold permits. That information is posted here. However, there are some people who received Gold permits in the past (through waitlist for example) that have been “grandfathered” in and would still have Gold permits (but not meet the current criteria for purchasing Gold).

Accessible parking spots in P4

In P4, only Blue spots were converted to Gold. The number and location of handicapped accessible spots remains the same. There were Blue spots adjacent to the handicapped accessible spots that were converted to Gold, and may have previously been mistaken for accessible spots.


Multiple routes serving the same parking lots stop at the main medical campus, so in some cases it is not necessary to wait for one specific route. Bus routes and stops can be found here.

Crowded buses has been a challenge for many years, particularly during peak hours and when the university is in session. Bus drivers are trained in specific safety measures and all buses are equipped to have guard/hanging rails for standing riders within the designated areas.

Commuter lots

Many employees are choosing to park at the Glazier Way lot, which is resulting in congestion in the morning and late afternoon hours. East Ann Arbor, Ross Athletic Campus, and other commuter lots are available and will not be as congested as the Glazier Way lot. 

East Ann Arbor shuttles

Shuttles will typically wait about 5-7 minutes for riders to board before leaving, unless all the seats are filled immediately. Peak hours with more frequent shuttle service are from 5 – 9:30 a.m. and from 4 – 6 p.m.

People’s Express shuttle

The People’s Express shuttle will formally begin distributing passes for the $2 round trip commute on Aug. 21. Riders who sign up for this program will be asked to pick up their passes at the remote Parking office at UH South. Additions to the current pool of riders will begin by Sept. 4, and those who have already signed up will be contacted directly with instructions for access. The commuter route will run M-F from the MDOT lots at Lee Rd. and 8 Mile Rd. from 5:45 a.m. to 8:25 a.m., returning from Med Inn from 3:50 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. More information is available here.

Fuller Lot (pool side)

The Fuller Lot is a leased lot owned by the city. Our lease agreement allows our employees to utilize the lot between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., which is the same hours of lot lighting. We are exploring the city’s receptivity to expanding the hours of lighting in that lot.


If you have additional questions, please visit the Michigan Medicine Parking & Transportation website, or email

Campus Parking also has a remote customer service center at UH South:

UH South Room F2117 
Level 2, adjacent to elevator 8

Hours of operations: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Emergency Ride Home service is a 24/7 service that offers a free ride home or to a parked car for qualifying emergency situations up to 6 times/year.