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Parking Permits Can Be Purchased Now


July 20, 2009 — Faculty and staff parking permits for the 2009-2010 academic year can now be purchased from Transit and Parking (TransPark) Services.

Permits that are purchased now will be sent to faculty and staff beginning in early August and are not available for pick-up or mailing until that time. The new transit passes will be available online starting Monday, July 27. A mailing that details 2009-10 parking and transit options will be sent this week to all faculty and staff. 

The cost of faculty and staff parking permits will increase 36 percent annually, from $132 to $180. Board Retirees will still be eligible for a free parking permit.

The increase is part of a fee schedule approved by the board of trustees to support and enhance TransPark services. The increase is part of a fee scheduled approved by the board of trustees to support and enhance TransPark services.

The university sought to alter its fee structure for transit services after the Wyoming State Legislature did not approve a $1.4 million operational funding request, says Mark Collins, UW associate vice president for administration.

"Over the past several years, UW TransPark has significantly increased its transit services to improve mobility, increase ridership and reduce parking demand on and adjacent to campus," says Mark Collins, UW associate vice president for administration. He says TransPark spent its existing reserves to initiate two new shuttle routes and increase frequencies and headways on existing routes. The expanded transit options have been extremely well received by the UW community with an overall increase of 76 percent in ridership from 2008 to 2009.

"As an auxiliary unit that primarily relies on internally generated funds for its ongoing operations, TransPark must raise rates to maintain its existing level of service to the UW campus," Collins says.

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Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009

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