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Traffic Tips and Pointers for You!

Info to Help You Tackle the Traffic at the Beginning of the Semester.

Posted in: Announcements, Facilities, Featured News, Parking and Shuttle, Red Hawk News, Safety

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It’s going to be wonderful to have everyone back! We’re all excited for the new academic year, which brings new and exciting opportunities.

To successfully tackle the usual first-month traffic volume that we all face, Parking Services offers the following traffic tips and parking pointers:

Did You Get Your Permit?

To park any vehicle on campus, a permit must be associated with a vehicle. You may purchase your permit online or in-office and register your vehicle! Be certain that your vehicle is registered so we know that they belong to you and remember…only one vehicle is allowed on campus with a permit. View more details about getting your permit.

You also can park in the Red Hawk parking deck by either purchasing a specific permit for the deck or paying an hourly fee. Also, you can download the PaybyPhone app to pay to park in Commuter/General lots or Car Parc Diem deck if you do not have a parking permit.

It’s Crowded, Out There!

Remember, many people are returning to the roads in the first weeks of September. Our local roads will experience back-to-school congestion after the summer recess. Allow for extra time to travel to campus and to successfully navigate campus roads as everyone gets back into the rhythm.

We’ve Got The Apps To Help

In the words of News12: “Know before you go!”  The Parker App helps you know where the parking spaces are and Nextbus tells you when the next shuttle will arrive at your shuttle stop.

Get to Know The Map

Some things have changed! Become familiar with the University’s Parking Map. Understanding what the campus looks like and where you are eligible to park can greatly reduce the amount of time spent on the road.

Beat the Traffic. Come Early. Get Free Breakfast!

Come in early! Parking Services and Office of Commuter Life will be hosting a Traffic Jamz event in Lot 60 near the shuttle stop.

Traffic Jamz

  • When: Tuesday day, September 7 from 9-11 a.m. (Rain date: Wednesday, September 8)
  • Where: Lot 60
  • Details: Come grab some breakfast and coffee! Games and raffles!

Check out the Engage Calendar for Traffic Jamz!

Get The Tweet

Follow us on Twitter @MSUParking. We provide regular updates to provide you with the most accurate reporting on space availability on campus.

Mass Transit!

Consider leaving your car at home and try using public transit. Montclair State is situated between two train stations and is served by multiple bus lines; this makes public transit an easy and environmentally-friendly choice. As an added incentive, full-time students are eligible for a 25% discount on NJ Transit monthly passes! View details.