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Would you park two miles away to save a buck?

Ramona Lot, about two miles away from campus, is set to be open all semester in the fall, as 1000 parking spaces on campus are going to be obstructed during construction. (Photo by Rin Carbin)

Robert Todd

February 1, 2017

What’s this? A parking space? No, it’s just a Fiat you couldn’t see from a distance. You spot someone walking to their car and wait for them. They get in and turn the engine on, but they’re just sitting there. What are they waiting for? The pressure of other angry drivers piling up behind you be...

Driverless shuttle being displayed at Sac State

Bay Area-based Varden Labs brought the all-electric, self-driving shuttle for a two-day demo at Sacramento State in March 2016. The shuttle can seat up to four passengers — including a backup driver — and uses motion sensors to detect surrounding traffic on campus.

Vu Chau

March 14, 2016

This week, the Sacramento State campus community will get to ride in a golf cart-sized driverless shuttle between Serna Plaza and the steps in front of the Guy West Bridge on Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The all-electric shuttle is an invention of Varden Labs,...

Sac State continues efforts to keep green

Sac State continues efforts to keep green

Milagros Gomez

March 1, 2016

Leftover food waste is being used to help power the Hornet Shuttle through a new initiative between Sacramento State in collaboration with University Transportation & Parking Services, Dining Services and Sac State Sustainability. Tony Lucas, senior director of UTAPS, explained how the food ...

ASI Discusses UTAPS citations

Associated Students, Inc. discusses their strategic priorities for the year at a board meeting in the University Union, Sept. 23, 2015. 

Angel Kidka

September 24, 2015

Associated Students, Inc. held its weekly working board meeting on Wednesday in the University Union to vote on yearly strategic priorities, directors' update and plans for parking citation changes.Scott Burns spoke to the board about his concerns about the school’s parking citation appeal system....

Traffic is still problematic driving to Sac State

Cars on Folsom Blvd. are at a complete stop while waiting to get on campus on September 8, 2015

Zack Jordan

September 10, 2015

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Students observe Bike to Sacramento State Day

Peak Adventures bike shop manager Rad Beauton describes the services offed at the Peak Adventures bike shop during Bike to Sac State Day on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Plaza near the Guy West Bridge.

Jessica Mangili |@jessica_mangili

May 6, 2015

Students took to their bikes to help celebrate Bike to Sacramento State Day, hosted by University Transportation and Parking Services on Wednesday in the plaza near the Guy West Bridge.UTAPS allowed students to log their miles at their booth. Students who pledge to ride at least 50 miles in May will rec...

Sacramento State students drift towards parking structures, causing delays and congestion

Hundreds of cars  fill up in Lot 8 Monday morning.

Imran Majid

September 18, 2013

The Sacramento State Police Department met with University Transportation and Services Friday to discuss possible solutions to traffic congestion due to an “unprecedented number of cars.” Police Chief Mark Iwasa said numerous people are complaining about the long lines of traffic in the morning, lik...

New UTAPS director seeks to serve Sac State community

Fabian Garcia

February 13, 2013

Sacramento State's University Transportation and Parking Services (UTAPS) office appointed Tony Lucas as the new senior director this semester to replace Nancy Fox, who retired after 35 years on the job. Lucas was the previous director of administrative services for the Sac State Police Department, ...

UTAPS to promote bike commuting

State Hornet Staff

May 2, 2012

Sac State’s University Transportation and Parking Services is hosting Sac State Bike Day on May 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to promote biking on campus in the Library Quad.Experts from ASI Peak Adventures will be giving out complimentary bike maintenance checks and displaying their bike services whi...

UTAPS to change parking permits

Jessika Robertson

April 26, 2012

New UTAPS parking permits are being implemented this summer at Sacramento State to comply with California state driving laws and the "go green" movement. A driving law listed on the DMV website for California prohibits drivers from having any objects blocking the view of the windshield. This law is i...

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