Transportation and Safety Services
Parking Services Office
The Parking Services Office provides information to the college community and its visitors regarding parking on campus. The office is also responsible for processing the parking summonses issued by University Police, including collections, receipts, and parking appeals.
Monday–Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
(Closed December 24–26 and December 31–January 2)
Transportation and Safety Services
NFTA Student Transit Pass
Funded by the college’s transportation fee, the NFTA CRAM (College Riders Accessing Metro) Pass program provides undergraduate students with unlimited access to the NFTA Metro Bus and Rail System plus a campus circulator shuttle (#206). Details regarding the routes and schedules may be found at the NFTA website.
A CRAM Pass, along with a current Buffalo State photo ID card, is required to use any of the services. CRAM Passes may be picked up from the E. H. Butler Library Information Commons. Faculty, staff, and campus visitors may use the NFTA campus circulator shuttle at the cost of regular fare (currently $2).
Buffalo CarShare at Buffalo State
Buffalo CarShare members can reserve vehicles by the hour at locations throughout the city. To share a car, a Buffalo CarShare member books a reservation, accesses the vehicle with an electronic key fob, and, when finished borrowing
the vehicle, returns it to the pick-up location, ready for the next member to share. Buffalo State is pleased to partner with Buffalo CarShare and to host two Buffalo CarShare vehicles: one in Lot G-22 near Bengal Walk and the other, an electric vehicle, on Cleveland Circle at Rockwell Road. Visit Buffalo CarShare's “Sign-Up” page.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Access to electric vehicle charging stations is an important consideration for owners of alternative energy vehicles. Buffalo State provides three 240-volt EV charging stations for use by students, employees, or visitors, free of charge. Two charging stations are located in Lot R-3, adjacent to the Burchfield Penney Art& Center. A third EV charging station is located on Cleveland Circle at Rockwell Road.
Safe Escort Services
Safe escort services, available free of charge to all students, faculty, and staff, provide a walking companion or a safe ride on campus.
The Grant Cleveland Shuttle is a free shuttle that operates from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on days that classes are in session. The shuttle runs from Lot G-20 to Lot R-14 to Cleveland Circle and back again. Schedule subject to change.
A walking escort to your car or residence hall can be requested by calling the UPSA Office at 878-6612, or extension 6333 from a campus or blue-light emergency phone.
The overnight escort shuttle operates from 4:30 p.m.–4:30 a.m. seven days a week while school is in session. The route circulates campus in a clockwise fashion, stopping for passengers at blue-light phones.
Motorist Assistance Program
The Motorist Assistance Program (MAP) operates a van equipped to assist Buffalo State students, employees, and visitors with motor vehicle problems (dead batteries, flat tires, etc.). The MAP van operates Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m., and Friday 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. while school is in session. This service is available only on campus and can be requested by calling University Police (878-6333) or extension 6333 from a campus or blue-light phone.
Blue-light emergency phones at various outdoor locations on campus and red phones in Upton Hall and E. H. Butler Library provide an immediate, direct link to University Police. A map of bluelight phone locations is available at