Welcome to fall 2013 at FIU!
This semester, in addition to new faculty and staff, we will welcome 4,500 new students to campus. In an effort to accomplish our goal of “Students First” and to reduce the traffic and parking congestion, we are implementing several changes to FIU’s Parking and Transportation on the Modesto Madique Campus and Engineering Campus beginning Monday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Sept. 6.
TEMPORARY PARKING AREAS & EXPANDED SHUTTLE SERVICE
We will have 2,400 temporary parking spaces available for students, faculty and staff as “all decals” parking from Monday, Aug. 26 to Friday, Sept. 6.
In addition to our existing Panther Mover service between the Charles Perry/Primera Casa building and Panther Garage, we will have pick-up and drop-off locations at the temporary parking areas at Tamiami Park, PG5 Overflow parking area and the Fair and Exposition between 8 and 10 a.m., and 4 and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Shuttle to and from Park and Ride at Engineering Center will run 7 to 10 a.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Parking Locations & pick up and drop off sites:
Our existing CATS bus service will continue to provide shuttle services to and from Engineering Center and facilitate access when additional shuttle is not operating.For a schedule, and its stops click here.
TRAFFIC CONTROL PLAN
To move traffic in and out of campus as safely and efficiently as possible, we will have extra police officers and public safety technicians directing traffic.
We will also have additional entrances to the campus at:
- SW 107 Ave. and SW 19 St. (Fair and Exposition)
- Coral Way and SW 112 Ave. (Tamiami Park)
- SW 117 Ave. and SW 21 St., just east of the Florida Turnpike.
ADDITIONAL PARKING FOR HOUSING RESIDENTS
An additional 291 reserved parking spaces for residential students are available at the new Parkview Housing Garage. These spaces, available for an additional charge, are for current occupants of university housing only.
FIU has partnered with South Florida Commuter Services (SFCS) to expand the Carpool program on campus. Sign-up for free and obtain permits that will allow you to find closer parking. Sign up at www.Get2fiu.com
Student transit passes at a discount of 50 percent are available for sale at the Parking Office at the beginning of each month. The transit hub located on SW 107 Ave. and 17 St. serves routes number 8, 11, 24 and 71. http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/library/system-maps-web.pdf
The City of Sweetwater Trolley currently stops near the Graham Center providing additional connection from surrounding areas to both the Engineering and Modesto A. Maidique campuses. For more information visit http://www.cityofsweetwater.fl.gov/transit.html#greenRoute
Utilizing any of these services makes you eligible to register for the Emergency Ride Home program via SFCS. For registration please access the carpool site:http://www.1800234ride.com/emergencyridehomeprogram
Thank you for your cooperation. For more information please contact Lissette Hernandez, Director of Parking and Transportation at 305-348-1672.