Parking advisory: adjustments for holidays

November 17, 2010

With students, faculty and staff away from campus during holiday breaks, Parking and Transportation Services will adjust its transit schedule and parking lot availability during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

There will be no bus service Thursday, Nov. 25 or Friday, Nov. 26. Regular service resumes Saturday, Nov. 27. The C-1 bus route will run Saturday, Nov. 27 and Sunday, Nov. 28. A full breakdown of Duke's transit service can also be found online.

For those parking on campus, parking is available at no charge in all patient and visitor areas of Duke garages – including PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4 and the Eye Center Lot – on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26. Access will be comparable to usual weekend parking. Patient, visitor and employee  parking will return to normal on Saturday, Nov. 27.

The Parking and Transportation Services office on Coal Pile Drive will be closed on Nov. 25 and 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holidays.

Similar adjustments will be made to bus schedules during winter break, which runs from Dec. 19 to Jan. 12. During that time, most bus routes will keep their usual service, except the C-1 bus route won’t be available and the C-2 route will stop service at 9 p.m. There will also be no weekend campus service until all routes return to the regular schedule Jan. 13.

During the weekend of Christmas, Duke will not run any bus routes from Dec. 24 to 27.

Parking at Duke during Christmas will also be adjusted, allowing for free parking in all patient and visitor areas of PG1, PG2, PG3 and the Eye Center Lot from Dec. 24 to 27.

From Dec. 28 to 30, PG1 and PG2 will resume normal permitted parking from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. During that time, the Eye Center Lot will open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. PG3 will continue to be free.

During Duke’s winter break, PG4 will first have normal permitted parking from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Dec. 20 and 23 before opening for free parking between Dec. 24 and Jan. 3, except for times when special events occur. Fees will be charged during special events.