Faculty/Staff Parking Options
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On July 1, 2016, the University began to implement changes to the managed parking system. This plan includes:
- New "free" multi-lot access for collective bargaining unit members.
- Lower permit rates for faculty and staff who elect to pay for parking.
- New signage.
This fresh approach will provide parking permits at no charge for collective bargaining unit members and will allow for these permit holders to move freely between designated lots, both surface and gated. These designated lots will have new signage, alerting those with free permits to park in the "special designated areas."
As a point of reference, the number of spaces allotted for the free permit holders exceeds the number of spaces available before the managed parking system was launched in 2010. These spaces will be identified with new signage and yellow painted lines. These spaces are available on a first come, first served basis, allowing permit holders to hunt for parking in the designated areas.
A proposed parking plan was shared with collective bargaining units. Here is a copy of the presentation as a point of reference.
REVISED # OF SPACES (JULY 28, 2016)
Get your permit
Any collective bargaining unit member who wishes to take advantage of the free permits will be required to return his/her existing parking permit in exchange for a newly configured RFID hang tag that provides access to gated lots and two vehicle permit decals that must be affixed to his/her registered vehicle(s).
For non-represented managers and any collective bargaining unit member who elects to purchase a parking permit, parking rates have been reduced. The new fee schedule features reduced rates for fiscal year, academic year and one-semester permits.
Paid permit holders will NOT be required to turn in their existing parking permit hang tag.
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Payroll deduction for parking charges will continue to be available as a pre-tax benefit. The deduction amount per pay period is outlined in the table below.
Deducation amounts per pay period
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For more information, contact the Parking and Transportation Office at 724-938-4677.
How does the new managed parking plan work?
Approximately 80% of the lots on campus include "special designated areas." New signage will be installed to alerts drivers who hold free permits where these designated spaces are located. Additionally, the spaces are outlined with yellow paint.
Any collective bargaining unit member who obtains a free permit will be required to return his/her existing parking permit in exchange for a newly configured RFID hang tag that provides access to gated lots and two vehicle permit decals that must be affixed to his/her registered vehicles.
Can I move from lot to lot?
Yes, if you hold a free permit you can move from lot to lot, just as you did under the pre-2010 parking system. However, you are permitted to park only in the designated parking spaces.
What if I forget my hang tag?
The hang tag is needed to gain access to gated parking areas. You must have your hang tag to enter these areas.
Can I ring the 'Help' button and request access to a gated lot?
No. Because we still need to maintain the access system for paid permit holders, constant vending of the gate will cause the system to lock and not read any permit.
What if I pull into a lot and there are no special parking spaces?
If you enter a lot to find that no more special spaces are available, you are required to travel to another lot where a special space is available. This "hunting license" set-up does not guarantee you a space in a specific lot; it only provides access to multiple lots and the special designated spaces within them. There are more than 400 special parking spaces on campus.
What if I leave for an appointment and return to find there are no spaces in the lot I was in?
If this happens, you must find an available special parking space in another lot.
What about handicapped parking?
The University has located more than 100 handicapped parking spaces throughout the main campus. This number exceeds the 2% required by law. Individuals with a valid handicapped parking tag should located and utilize the spaces available.
There are no handicapped special parking spaces. By law, we cannot reserve these for specific groups.
May I purchase a parking permit?
Yes, anyone can purchase a permit for a specific lot. Register for parking.
I already pay for a permit. What do I need to do?
If you currently pay for your permit, follow the normal renewal procedures.