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Alternative Vehicles

Alternative vehicles

The Traffic and Parking Authority has directed Parking and Transit Services to administer a permit registration program for university-owned or leased alternative vehicles that are used on campus. These vehicles must be registered through a university department. Registration is free.

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Alternative vehicles are designed primarily for transportation and secondarily for hauling light loads.

Alternative vehicles (like golf/utility carts) are not allowed to operate in an unsafe manner, park on sidewalks and block entrances to buildings, and must be registered.

Alternative vehicles are defined as those which are purchased, leased, traded for, loaned, donated, and similar activities where an alternative vehicle is under the control of a student, staff, or faculty member and driven on campus owned streets.

An Alternative Vehicle Permit does not expire. The permit should be visible from the front of the vehicle, affixed to the upper part of the hood or frame on the driver’s side visually below the steering wheel.


Alternative Vehicle Registration Form

Process

Operators of alternative vehicles must:

  1. Meet the general requirements listed in the GS130 Alternative Vehicle Policy
  2. Successfully complete the Alternative Vehicle Safety Training Program
    Training class on request with the UT Department of Environmental Health & Safety

The process:

  • Purchase or acquire vehicle (must be done through Facilities Services)
  • Register the vehicle with Parking & Transit Office
  • Obtain Alternative Vehicle Parking Permit (no cost)
  • Operators of these vehicles must fulfill requirements, including successful completion of an Alternative Vehicle Safety Training Program, which includes a signed statement of understanding and compliance.

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