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Transportation and Parking

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Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm by appointment only.

Parking permits


PCC offers many parking and transportation options at all of its campuses and centers. The campus map shows parking locations for all campuses and centers, as well as TriMet and PCC shuttle stop locations.

Parking permits

tag Parking permits are required for the Spring 2023 term and will be required for the Summer 2023 term.

Summer term online permit sales began Monday, May 22nd.  Students and part-time faculty will need to go to MyPCC to buy their term permits.  Permits are mailed to your home address the week prior to start of the term and orders placed after the beginning of the term will be mailed within one or two business days.  See more information about PCC parking permits for students, faculty and staff, and other parking permits and options.

Hourly and daily parking permits are available for the Spring and Summer terms through the permit dispenser machines located on the campuses.

Transportation alternatives

There are plenty of alternatives to driving to PCC alone!

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PCC shuttle service

PCC operates the free shuttle service during the Spring term.  The updated Spring term shuttle schedule is available to be printed now.  Please note that the blue line will not run evenings and Fridays due to a driver shortage.  See the PCC shuttles page for more information.  Shuttles do not run during the Summer term and during school breaks.

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Public transit

More Oregonians qualify for TriMet’s reduced fare with 2023 adjustment to federal poverty rate.  TriMet offers a Reduced Fare Program (still available and sold by TriMet) that is the best deal for all TriMet riders including many PCC students. Pay only $28 (72% discount) for a monthly pass or get access to 50% off TriMet single-use tickets and day passes. Full details on program qualifications can be found on the TriMet site.  TriMet recently announced that starting in July 2022 through June 2024, TriMet will give every new and re-enrolling participant in our reduced fare program based on income a free, one-month pass.  Please contact TriMet directly if you have any questions about this program.  Discounted passes are still available through this program!  Learn about taking public transit to PCC »

The second best option is the PCC Student Term Hop card (sold by PCC) at a cost to students of $150 which is a 50% discount from the retail price.  Summer term TriMet pass sales will begin Monday, June 12th.  

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Ride your bike or motorcycle

PCC offers bicycle storage and rental options, and motorcycle parking is free.  Motorcycles don’t require parking permits, but you can only park in areas specifically designated for motorcyclesLearn more about bikes and motorcycles at PCC »

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Use a ride or car-sharing program

Carpool or use one of Portland’s major car-sharing options. Learn more about ride-sharing and car-sharing »

Rules and operations

Parking regulations

PCC’s parking regulations, including violations, citations, booting, and towing.

Neighborhood parking

Parking in the neighborhoods surrounding PCC’s campuses and centers is prohibited.

Pay or appeal a citation

Did you receive a parking citation? Use PCC’s Parking Portal to pay or appeal your citation.

Need assistance?

Call PCC Public Safety at 971-722-4902 for vehicle unlocks, battery jumps, and escorts to and from your vehicle.

Transportation Staff

View a complete listing of Transportation and Parking staff.

TDM and sustainability

Details about PCC’s Transportation Demand Management (TDM) and sustainability planning.