Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Ramp F

Central Office

Ramp F at Central Office now open!

Construction of Ramp F is complete. The new ramp opened Dec. 23, 2014 and accommodates 531 vehicles and many bicycles. It is located on Rice Street in St. Paul, directly west of the Central Office Transportation Building (see the map).

The Rice Street entrance to the Transportation Building has re-opened. If you arrive prior to 7:30 a.m., you will need your keycard to enter the building through the secondary doors.

Getting there


  • You will need your ID badge (or its code – the Badge ID Number) to get to your designated parking level.
  • Each driver must stop at the gate, present his or her badge, wait for the arm to go up, and then proceed to enter the designated level. The same is true to exit. Do not try to follow another vehicle in or out without first presenting your own badge.
  • If your badge or keycard is replaced, you will need to notify PMD Parking or call 651-201-2300 so that your badge can be re-programmed to work on the new ramp keycard system.
  • Employee disability parking spaces are on the lower and first upper levels, according to where you were assigned. If you had a disability parking space in Lot F (yellow and white tags) and were moved to Lot G temporarily, you will need to contact PMD Parking and get a new Ramp F contract. 
  • Please remember to slow down, give other cars plenty of space to enter and park, look for cars backing out, and watch for pedestrians
  • For any questions, please contact PMD Parking (651-201-2300).


Access Ramp F from Metro Transit bus routes 3, 62 and 67.


Ample bicycle racks and locker storage is available. The annual cost to use lockers and keycard-secured storage is $50. For more information about storage options, contact PMD Parking (651-201-2300).

More details

  • Parking assignments and wait lists for Ramp F were determined by a lottery system. Results are posted under Availability on PMD’s parking web page.
  • At the entrance, the passenger side curb has been cut back and freshly painted. A post with curb marker has been installed in the median to give a visible indication of the driver's side curb edge. At the lower level exit, a stop sign, Wrong Way sign and two No Right Turn signs have been installed for clarity.