ID cards needed to raise parking gates beginning June 27

Monday, June 26, 2017

Members of the University community will need to use their 49er ID cards to access the CRI, Union, Cone (faculty/staff west side only) and North decks beginning Tuesday, June 27. Tapping the card at a contactless reader will raise the gates for entry and exit.

The card will serve as the primary parking credential while the new license plate recognition (LPR) equipment at these locations is calibrated.

Once the system is fully operational, the card will serve as a backup credential if LPR ever fails to read a license plate.

Other lots and decks will begin using LPR technology throughout the summer. There will be signage at each location to alert drivers to when they will need 49er ID Cards to enter and exit.

Parking attendants will be available during the first few days of transition at each lot or deck.

Additional information on the change to LPR technology is available on the Parking and Transportation Services website.

The PaTS Communication Center can be reached 24-hours a day on weekdays at 704-687-0161 or email