Parking & Transportation

Harvard's Weeks Memorial Bridge and trees at the water's edge in late afternoon sunlight.

Goal: To ensure student access to the University’s programs, services and activities through the effective use of accessible transportation and parking options.

Student initiates and follows the University’s usual and customary procedures for requesting and exploring reasonable accommodations by contacting their Local Disability Coordinator. These interactive procedures may involve the student, the Local Disability Coordinator (LDC), Parking and Transportation Services and, in some cases, a medical consultant.

If it is determined, parking and/or transportation accommodations are necessary because of a disability, then the school’s LDC works with Parking and Transportation Services to explore possible reasonable accommodations. Options may include but are not necessarily limited to, use of lift-equipped, kneeling busses, lift-equipped para-transit vans, access to specific gated lots, installation of accessible regular/van accessible parking spaces, and, if necessary, reserved parking.

Implementation of this procedure provides Parking and Transportation Services with necessary data to enable flexible and timely allocation and/or reallocation of accessible transportation resources and accessible parking spaces. This procedure is driven by the current student with disabilities population and may result at times in exceeding the minimum number of parking spaces required by local, state and federal entities.