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Parking

Where is the "kiss and ride" parking?

There will be "kiss and ride" spaces located adjacent to the Wawa.

Where will Wawa patrons park?

In its new location in the transit plaza, there will be short-term metered parking available adjacent to the Wawa.

I park in the spaces along University Place near McCarter Theatre now. Will those spaces still be there during and after construction?

The head-in, metered parking spaces along University Place adjacent to and across from McCarter Theatre and north of the crosswalk across University Place at the entrance to the Berlind Theatre will continue to be available for parking during and after construction.

Some of the parking spaces along University Place that are closest to the intersection of University Place and Alexander Street will be removed to accommodate the construction of the new roundabout.

After the roundabout is constructed, spaces between the current University Place and Alexander Street intersection and the crosswalk across University Place at the Berlind Theatre entrance will be converted from head-in metered spaces to parallel park metered spaces.

I have a commuter parking permit. Where will I park? Will there be as many commuter permit spaces? Will the commuter permit fees be increasing?

A new commuter lot has been constructed with both parking meters and permit-only spaces. There areas many meter and commuter permit spaces in the new commuter lot as there were in the old lot. Permit rates for the commuter lot are generally increased by 5 percent each year, and that increase is expected to continue.

How do I apply for a commuter parking permit?

Permits for the commuter parking lot are issued by the Princeton University Office of Transportation and Parking Services. Information about fees and the application process is available by calling 609-258-3157.

I only use the train once in a while and I park at the meters in the lot next to the Wawa. Will there be meters in the new parking lot?

Yes. A new commuter lot has been constructed with both parking meters and permit-only spaces. There areas many meter and commuter permit spaces in the new commuter lot as there were in the old lot. Meter rates are set by the municipality, and at this time it is anticipated that the meter rates will remain the same as they were.

Will there be street parking available along Alexander Street?

Yes. While some spaces will be moved to accommodate the improvements to the public streets and the installation of the new roundabout at the intersection of Alexander Street and University Place, meter parking will be available along Alexander Street.

Can I park in the parking garage?

Parking in the existing West Garage (Lot 7) is free and open to the public on weekends and on weekdays after 5 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Where is parking for disabled persons at the station?

Parking spaces for disabled persons will be located at meters adjacent to the Wawa and also in the commuter parking lot.

Where will people park for the restaurants?

Parking for the restaurant and café will be available at meters along University Place and Alexander Street, at meters in the commuter parking lot, and in the West Garage (Lot 7) on weekends and evenings.

I am going to McCarter Theatre. Where should I park? How do I get from the parking lot to the theater?

McCarter Theatre provides information about parking for their patrons on their website.

Can I get updates on my cell phone about parking changes that might impact me?

Yes, you can sign up to receive electronic updates about construction of the Arts and Transit Project on the Email Updates page of this website.

Where will I be able to get the most up-to-date parking and sidewalk information?

Maps of the construction site that will identify relocated parking, sidewalks and pathways will be available on the Maps page of this website. To receive electronic updates about construction of the Arts and Transit Project, sign up on the Email Updates page of this website.

Will the meters take coins only or prepaid cards as well?

Meters in the commuter parking lot will operate using coins or a pre-paid SmartCard that can be purchased from the municipality. More information about purchasing a SmartCard is available on the Princeton Parking website.

Will paths and walkways be brightly lit for commuters walking back and forth to town?

Paths and walkways will be illuminated to the standards required by Princeton land use ordinances. These ordinances provide for sufficient lighting for safety and visibility.