The Parking Services Center has been very busy over the last six months coordinating many new changes in the parking program that will be instituted for the Fall 2008 semester.
In unison with the Parking Advisory Committee and the University Senate, the following changes will occur over the summer months:
Current permit holders can go online and print out a temporary one-day permit. Faculty and staff can request up to five temporary permits in a three-year span. The signature of a vice president is required for reserving seven or more spots within a lot.
With Phase III of the Residential Revival getting underway this summer, Pecan Health Center, Campus Towers, Esch Hall, and Wallace Halls will be demolished to make way for construction of the new buildings. Towers West parking, small parking area behind Pecan Health Center, and Pratt Drive between Grant Street and Locust Street will be lost as a result of the construction.
During the summer, the parking lot at Eleventh Street and Oakland Avenue will be renovated. This lot will be paved, emergency lights will be moved, and islands and two pay-by-space machines will be added to this parking lot. During this renovation, the R & P parking lot will need to be utilized. As a result of adding the second park and ride shuttle during the spring 2008 semester, getting to campus from the R & P lot is more convenient and will have a wait time of less than 10 minutes.
The parking rate for remaining meters that was approved last spring will not go into effect until fall 2008. The meter rate change will increase from 25 cents for 40 minutes to 25 cents for a half hour.
For more information about parking issues, persons may visit the IUP Campus Police website or call 724-357-8478.