The Lab’s parking permits, which have not been required to be displayed for the past two years, will again be required beginning March 15. If you are working on site or will return soon and are eligible for parking, please make an appointment to get a permit. If you do not have a parking permit or have lost it, you can make an appointment to pick one up through the Lab’s badge system.
When you make your appointment, you will receive an email from the badging office with instructions for your appointment. You can enter at either Blackberry or Strawberry gates if you already have a valid badge. You can also use the badge appointment email or your Lab badge to ride the Lab shuttle to Building 65A for your appointment. You will need to bring:
- Lab badge if you have one
- Valid driver’s license
- Old placard if you are updating your placard color
- Vehicle information including make, model, year, color, and license plate number
If you do not have a current Lab ID badge, you can also obtain one during your appointment. You do not need a new date sticker on your parking permit.
Parking is available only to eligible employees and rehired retirees. Off-hour parking, after 3 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends, is available to graduate students, student employees, and interns. Affiliates and subcontractors are not eligible for a parking permit.
Parking permits are assigned as follows:
- Yellow for career, term, and limited-term employees. This is general parking.
- Blue for senior scientists and staff members with a Blue Triangle parking permit. The parking space is marked with a blue triangle
- Orange for senior leaders with an Orange Circle parking permit. The parking space is marked with an orange circle.
There are also designated parking spaces for carpools, government vehicles, GEM vehicles, carpool parking, and disabled parking. Please be aware of these designated spaces.
The Lab has made several improvements to our transportation options in the last couple of years. Watch for an interview with Senior Manager for Transportation and Parking Demand John Chernowski next week in Elements.
Read more about parking at the Lab.