Parking & Transportation

The NCRC is serviced by U-M Parking & Transportation Services.

For general parking and transportation issues, see the Parking & Transportation Services website.

Please refer to the NCRC visitor map for more information on NCRC entrances and parking. You may also find the following maps helpful:

NEWS! New Magic Bus Website

Bus Options

NEW BUS ROUTES! Effective Monday, June 16.

The UMHS Intercampus & the Research Link bus routes will be discontinued.
Instead, new routes will be in place:

North-East Shuttle

  • Similar route as UMHS Intercampus, but without the section of Plymouth Rd. west of Green Rd., the Murfin Ave. section and without the Wall St. & N. Ingalls Bldg. section.
  • Will include the current Research Link route from NCRC to the Medical Campus - Research Link no longer a separate route
  • Will change the two bus stops on Commonwealth Blvd. from their current on-request (only) basis to a regular stops on its inbound route from Commonwealth to the Medical Campus; on-request (only) for the outbound route from Commonwealth to EAAHC & Domino's.
  • Will change the Turner Senior Resource Center bus stop from a regular stop to an on-request stop
  • Will, for the first time, serve the Plymouth Rd./US-23 Park & Ride Lot on its route to/from EAAHC & Domino's - which will assist patients going to/from those clinical points-of-service
  • Will continue to serve the Green Rd. Park & Ride Lot
  • Will continue to serve the V.A. Hospital bus stop on an every-30-min. frequency (on the 20's & 50's)
  • Will maintain nearly identical service hrs. as the Intercampus - 6:15 am - 7:15 pm
  • Will increase the frequency (from current Intercampus) from every 20 mins. to every 15 mins.
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Wall Street - NIB

  • New short loop that will get Medical Campus staff, NIB staff & School of Nursing staff from the new Wall St. Parking Structure (scheduled to open July 7) to the Med. Campus "Hill" & to N. Ingalls and back
  • Service hrs. - 6:00 am - 7:00 pm (Mon. - Fri.)
  • Frequency:
    • Every 11 mins. during morning "rush" - 6:00 - 9:00 am
    • Every 22 mins. between morning & afternoon rush - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • Every 11 mins. during afternoon "rush" - 3:00 - 7:00 pm
  • New short loop that will get Medical Campus staff back & forth between the new Wall St. Parking Structure (scheduled to open July 7) & the Med. Campus "Hill"
  • Service hrs. - 5:10 am - 1:07 am (Mon. - Fri.)
  • Frequency - Every 15 mins.
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Wall Street Express

  • New short loop that will get Medical Campus staff back & forth between the new Wall St. Parking Structure (scheduled to open July 7) & the Med. Campus "Hill"
  • Service hrs. - 5:10 - 5:52 am, 7:00 pm - 1:07 am (Mon. - Fri.)
  • Frequency - Every 15 mins.
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The NCRC is serviced by a number of different bus routes. To learn more about each route, see the information below. To download and print bus route guides, click on the links below.

Bio Research Shuttle

Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) is pleased to announce the June 2nd launch of Bio Research Shuttle, a new pilot service for the safe transport of bio-specimens around campus.

The Bio Research Shuttle (a clearly-branded van)

  • Replaces transport currently done on university buses and is available to all members of the university community with research transport needs
  • Travels at 30-minute frequencies along a route focused on core lab areas
  • Operates 8:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m. (Monday-Friday)--Route map and schedule

How to ride

  • Please board shuttle with properly packaged specimen(s) at signed stop locations

Please also note

  • Live tracking to view shuttle location coming soon
  • The shuttle route may be adjusted in the future (with advance notice) as PTS learns more about customer demand
  • Campus bus service should be used for return trips where specimen transport is not required

PTS, the Department of Occupational Safety & Environmental Health (OSEH) and medical center leadership have had ongoing discussions in the last year regarding the transport of biological research specimens on the University bus system. As a result of these discussions, PTS developed the Bio Research Shuttle as a solution for campus transport of bio-specimens, while operationally still supporting the university in carrying out its mission as one of the nation's great public research universities and provider of choice. Funding for the pilot service is being provided by OSEH, Medical School, and the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC).

> Route Map

Commuter Bus
The U-M Commuter bus picks up/drops off passengers at the Hubbard/Hayward intersection at the south end of NCRC.  It also serves the medical and central campuses.

Commuter Bus – Northbound
Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m., every 10 minutes
Monday-Friday, 7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., every 15 minutes

> Route Map

Commuter Bus – Southbound
Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., every 10 minutes
Monday-Friday, 7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., every 15 minutes

> Route Map

Northwood Bus
The U-M Northwood bus also picks up/drops off passengers at the Hubbard/Hayward intersection at the south end of NCRC.  It also serves the medical and central campuses.

Monday-Friday, 6:50 a.m.-7:15 p.m., every 10 minutes
Monday-Friday, 7:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m., every 20 minutes

> Route Map

Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA)
AATA also serves U-M, including the NCRC. U-M badge holders ride AATA buses for free.  Route 1 goes directly to North Campus from the NCRC bus stop on Huron Parkway. Route 2 services the Green Road Park and Ride lot, Medical School and U-M campus locations. See the AATA website for routes and schedules.

Medical School Transportation
A plan to provide a transportation solution for faculty, staff, students and other occupants traveling between the NCRC and the Medical School is being developed.  More details will follow.

Parking Options

Parking Fees
All levels of U-M parking are available, including paid visitor parking.

Information and forms about your parking permit options will be distributed to you before your move, through your department head or administrative lead. This will eliminate the need for employees to individually go to the parking permit office. About 450 yellow permit spaces will be available, but there are also blue and gold permit spaces as well as service and business vehicle parking permits.

If you are interested in saving a bit of money, there are two orange permit lots (NC90 and NC91) at the south end of the NCRC property. Enter the lot from Huron Parkway, and then it's just a short walk to the buildings. See the Parking & Transportation website for fees and information.

Park & Ride Lot
The closest free Park & Ride lot is on Green Road, south of the Plymouth Road intersection. This is approximately one mile from the NCRC site. You can take the U-M Intercampus bus from there to the NCRC. Bus stops are located on Huron Parkway.

Bike Racks

As the weather changes to rain and slush, we kindly ask you not to bring your bicycles into the NCRC buildings. Bringing bikes into the building creates wet, slip-and-fall conditions in our lobbies, and parking them inside the building blocks hallways and egress paths. We follow the recommendations of Parking and Transportations website, “Bicycles should only be parked at designated bike racks and should not be taken into UM buildings.”

Where can I park my bike at NCRC?

The map of available bicycle parking shows 156 spaces through-out our complex and their proximity to the nearest entrance into the buildings. There is one space for every 13-14 occupants at the NCRC, and 89 of those are covered.

Bike racks are located around the NCRC site, generally close to building entrances. Covered bike parking is located at Buildings 200, 520, 16, 28 and in the parking structure.

Disability Services
U-M is accessible to all people. Parking & Transportation Services offers programs specifically for individuals with disabilities.