About Us

serving a community of more than 50,000

The University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) provides a full range of parking and transportation services to a diverse community of more than 50,000 students, faculty and staff in the City of College Park. We are committed to developing and supporting a dynamic and diverse workforce that includes both students and full-time employment opportunities.


The Department of Transportation Services strives to provide access to safe, cost-effective, sustainable and innovative services that anticipate the growing needs of our campus community.

a word from our director

Our Executive Director David AllenThe University of Maryland is building a Greater College Park that links dynamic academic buildings with a public-private research hub and a vibrant downtown community. This unprecedented transformation of our campus and neighborhoods is well underway, and Transportation Services isn’t just along for the ride. We are actively invigorating our operations to anticipate our constituents' evolving needs.

In the fall of 2017, we saw the successful launch of our sustainable transportation program, Smart Commute, which encourages the university community to “rethink their ride.” This program evolved as a response to campus’ changing landscape and the community’s new interest in eco-friendly transportation options. It has rapidly become integral to our service delivery.

We made strides over the past year building trust within our community through DOTS Dialogues - a series of open forums that initiated candid conversations about our policies, transportation changes and transportation “pain points.” I look forward to meeting more of you as we continue DOTS Dialogues this year.

I invite you to take a look at our annual reports and learn more about what we do here at DOTS.

last year's accomplishments created the momentum for this year's ambitious goals

Download our 2018-2019 Annual Report

2018-2019 Annual Report DOTS

Functions and responsibility

The University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services is a self-support agency under the Division of Administration and Finance. DOTS is dedicated to providing service to the campus community through planning, education and enforcement. DOTS is the primary agency responsible for administering parking and transit management programs on the College Park campus.