OSU students utilize various transportation options

An A-zone parking permit for the 2019-20 academic year can cost up to $522, leading some to argue only students and faculty of means can afford to park on campus. 

Vada Shelby, News Contributor

Oregon State University has different parking permit zones across campus along with a parking garage near Reser Stadium and multiple metered parking spaces. 

The parking garage rate is $10 for a full day between the hours of 7 a.m and 5 p.m. Most of the metered parking spots on campus can be paid for with coins or the Passport app, and can’t be paid for more than an hour at a time. 

For those looking to purchase long-term parking passes, A-zone parking permits will cost $479 on Nov. 1 and are $522 until then. B-zone permits are currently $351 and C-zone permits are $108. Residential zone permits are $372 and motorcycle permits are $79. The price of parking permits changes each month. 

For a quick ride across campus, the Beaver Bus system operates a fleet of orange buses that drive loops around campus from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Commuters can use the Beaver Bus tracker to determine their route and which bus stop to wait at. 

The Corvallis Transit System has bus stops all around Corvallis and doesn’t charge any bus fees to ride. Commuters can use the Where’s My Bus feature  to see where the closest bus to them is and how long it will take to arrive. 

The Linn-Benton Loop Bus is a free service that requires students to show their ID. It stops at Linn-Benton Community College and has connecting parts with both Albany Transit System and Corvallis Transit System. The bus stop for the Linn-Benton Loop on campus is at the corner of 14th St. and Jefferson St. According to the City of Albany website, the loop stops at 7 p.m. on weekdays and 6 p.m. on Saturdays. The loop does not run on Sundays. 

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