Jan. 13, 2017
Dear UNT faculty and staff,
Transportation Services welcomes you back to campus for the spring semester and we want to update you on a few changes.
As you may have noticed, Lot 50 behind the College of Visual Arts and Design building has been closed for the construction of the new building in that area. To ensure we have adequate parking for faculty and staff, two parking lots have been converted to F/S during the construction period. You can find additional parking in Lot 42 and Lot 33, both located on Maple Street across from the Highland Parking Garage, and in the Union Circle Garage surface lot area, Lot 49.
For those who decide to park in other F/S parking lots, you may be interested in using the university’s bus service. Find the routes here.
Transportation Services is also happy to announce the addition of two new resources to help with campus transportation and parking needs. Parkmobile, a pay-by-phone app, will allow those without permits to pay by the hour and park in Lots 5, 7, 23, 25, 55, 92, 93 and 96; at meters on Highland Street, West Sycamore near the Pohl Recreation Center and McConnell Hall, and Oak Street; and in the Union Circle Garage. Zipcar allows all UNT community members ages 18 and older to rent a car by the hour. Parkmobile and Zipcar officially launch Jan. 17 (Tuesday) and you can find out more about them at the Mean Green Spring Fling event from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 18 (Wednesday) in Union 314.
As a reminder, visitor parking is limited to Lots 5, 25 and the Union Circle Garage.
We know we have got a lot of patience and cooperation by you and the entire UNT community this year. As an auxiliary unit that operates solely on its own revenues to fund maintenance and personnel, we strive to keep rates affordable while being attentive to the needs of the UNT community. Transportation Services recognizes the need for new parking lots or garages, but with land accrual and construction costs ranging up to $20 million our first priority is to work the resources we have right now. In the coming months, additional work will begin on parking lots near the Victory Hall area, which will provide 550 additional spaces for students. We will keep you informed of the progress on those as we move forward.
Additional strategic planning is taking place for the fall to continue to incorporate changes that help address the continued construction on campus.
If you have any parking or transportation questions, we encourage you to stop by our office on the first floor of Highland Street Garage or contact us at 940-565-3020 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also keep up with us on Twitter, @UNTtransit, or on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/UNTtransportation.