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Garage Associated with TWU

Garage entrance on Old Main Street    Garage entrance on Main Street

Contract Parking: $320 per semester ($15 one time processing fee for first time students)
Contract parking can be secured at the Standard Parking Office located in Scurlock Tower (of The Methodist Hospital).  Please go to the crosswalk level (2nd floor) to Suite 290.  The office door (very plain and unassuming) is found next to Murphy’s Deli and across from the Prescription Drug Store.  Contact Information:  713-790-0010
Free Shuttle from TWU to Scurlock Tower.(This service runs every ten minutes, Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.)

Hourly parking rates range from $3 to $11
Pay as you go stationIf you decide to "pay as you go", please be aware that credit cards only are accepted at the machines for check out. To pay by cash, the transaction would need to be done with the machines in the elevator lobby.

NOTE:  Spaces available for Open Parking are located on the 4th Floor and above.  Do NOT park in those spaces with gray and white signs:  “TWU Reserved Parking”.  These are set aside of TWU faculty and staff.  All others who park in these spaces will be towed at the owner’s expense. 

Garage exit on FanninThe entry and exit into the parking garage can be accessed through the following roads:

  1. Entry and Exit on Main Street 
  2. Entry on Old Main street (side street off of Main and Holcombe)
  3. Exit on Fannin

Other Parking options (pdf)


University METRO Q Fare Card:

It is a smart way to travel for Full time Students. A Student Pass is being offered through METRO in the form of a Metro Q Fare Card.  Use of this card with the “Pass” element provides college students with many benefits:

  • College students receive 50% discount off the Metro bus and train fares.
  • Students enjoy 5 free trips for every 50 paid trips.
  • The card balance is protected if the card is lost or stolen ( registered users only).
  • Quickly add money to your Metro Q Fare card at various locations including HEB, Kroger, Randalls, and METRO RideStores.  More funds may also be added through the Internet by Credit Card payment.  MasterCard, Visa and Discover are all accepted. 

 The initial issuance of the Q Card with Student Pass can be accomplished at

The Downtown Transit Center
1900 Main Street
1st Floor – METRO RideStore

*If you take the Light Rail, the stop to exit is termed the “Downtown Transit Center”; it stops right in front of the building.  The hours are 7:30am – 5:30pm.

University Metro Q Fare Card Requirements:

  1. Must show a fee receipt and class schedule with credit hours to qualify OR a letter from the college verifying (current) full time status. Letter has to be on the school’s letter head with the student’s name.
  2. Government issued photo ID (state driver license, ID or passport is required for Metro Q Fare Card Registration.)
  3. College photo ID is required.
  4. Credit hours for full time status:
    Undergraduate : 12 + hours
    Graduate : 9 + hours
  5. Photo is required on Metro Q Fare Card (Will be taken at the Metro Ride Store)  

METROFor more information about the METRO Q Card

call the METROLine at  713-635-4000

and/or visit  

(Adapted from website)

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