Transportation and Parking Information

Parking Permits

Fall 2021 student parking permits will be free of charge and virtual upon checkout (no physical permit will be given or mailed). Your license plate will be added to the campus’ parking permit database. You will need to provide your vehicle’s license plate number, make, and color.

If you will be driving a different vehicle during the fall semester, you will need to update your vehicle information online BEFORE parking on campus. Failure to obtain a valid virtual parking permit may result in a parking citation.

  • Students
    • Log into your InSite page;
    • Go to the “Resources” tile;
    • Find “Buy Parking Permit” line;
    • Locate “Students, Faculty, Staff” line;
    • “Buy Permit ”.   The application should auto fill while you are within InSite. 
      • Fall 2021 student parking permits will have the standard fees waived and therefore be free of charge for Fall 2021.  Students will be issued a virtual permit for Fall 2021, using your vehicle information as your unique identifier.  No physical permit will be issued or mailed to you.   It is required that you obtain a virtual semester permit to park on campus.
      • If a student does not obtain a semester permit, you will need to obtain a daily permit through the My Campus Permit website.  The Daily parking fee is $3.00 per day.  If you do not have a semester parking permit, the daily parking fees are not waived for Fall 2021.
      • Make sure that your license plate is correct when applying for your parking permit.  Your license plate will be added to the campus’ parking permit database.  You will need to provide your vehicle’s license plate number, make, and color.
      • If you will be driving a different vehicle during the fall semester, you will need to update your vehicle information online BEFORE parking on campus. 
      • Failure to obtain a valid virtual parking permit may result in a parking citation.
  • Short-term guest parking for non-employees
      • These continue to be requested through InSite;
      • Go to the “Resources” tile;
      • Find “Guest Parking Permit Request Form”;
      • For those staff members responsible for managing events on campuses which will require special parking arrangements, continue to complete the above form and work with your respective College Parking Officer who will still issue temporary permits, designate specific parking locations for guests, or provide you with coupon codes for daily permit exemptions to be used on the My Campus Permit  website .
  • Faculty & Staff
    • Log into InSite;
    • Go to the “Resources” tile;
    • Find “Staff Parking Permit” line;
    • Locate “Students, Staff, Faculty” line;
    • “Buy Permit ”.   There is $0.00 cost for staff and faculty.  The application should auto fill when you are within InSite.
    • Once ordered, you will receive an email providing a temporary permit that can be printed and displayed on your dashboards until you receive the permit sticker via US Mail.  This permit should be affixed to the windshield of your vehicle.  If you prefer to display your permit on your rearview mirror, plastic hang tags are available for purchase from our campus bookstores.
    • Permits are mailed to the home address on file. Before completing the order, it is important to review your mailing address that self-populates for accuracy. 

For other questions about parking and to remain current on parking requirements please go to My Campus Permit  (1-800-700-4417) or check your College or the 4CD Police parking webpage.  Please call the Police Department Parking Officer for your campus if you have any concerns regarding parking on campus.

 

Alternative Forms of Transportation

Buses

LMC is served by frequent Tri Delta Transit buses to Pittsburg/Bay Point BART and local communities. Buses numbered 380, 381, 387,388 and 391 all serve LMC Monday-Friday. Schedules are available at the Student Life Office.

Route 381 is the quickest ride between the Pittsburg campus as downtown Pittsburg. 

The Tri Delta Transit web site also offers a "Trip Planner" link where you can enter origin and destination and the web site will provide you with transit options and times. For more information on this, routes, fees, and other information, please visit: www.trideltatransit.com . Or call Tri Delta Transit at: (925) 754-6622.

BART

Tri Delta Transit Buses connect LMC to BART, which services Pittsburg, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and other cities throughout the Bay Area. For specific Tri Delta Transit buses that service Los Medanos College, please see “Buses”, or call Tri Delta Transit at: (925) 754-6622

Carpooling

Carpooling to school is a healthier and faster commute option with 9 miles of High Occupancy Vehicle lanes on Highway 4, between Port Chicago Highway and Railroad Avenue. 

Bicycle

Secure bike racks are available at various locations on campus. Bikes can be transported by BART or bus as well. See the above numbers for more information.

The De Anza bike trail intersects the South end of the Los Medanos College campus. The bike trail can be accessed from the West of LMC at Leland, Crestview Drive Railroad Avenue, Harbor Street, Loveridge Road. The bike trail can be accessed from the East of LMC at Somersville Road, Delta Fair Blvd and GentryTown Drive and James Donlon Boulevard. Free trail maps can be obtained by visiting 511 Contra Costa at http://www.511contracosta.org or by calling 925-969-0841.

 

511 Contra Costa

511 Contra Costa provides commuter services and programs to eligible college students traveling to, through, or from Contra Costa County. Programs are available to students who are willing to carpool or ride transit instead of driving alone to campus. Visit www.511contracosta.org for more information or by calling 925-969-0841.   

511 Contra Costa commute programs are provided free of charge to residents, college commuters, and employers in Contra Costa County on a first-come, first-serve basis while funding is available. Funds for these programs are provided by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s Transportation Fund for Clean Air and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority.