Campus parking permits, signs get new look

August 2, 2016

Changes are coming to parking for the 2016-17 school year, and Transportation Services wants to ensure that faculty and staff are aware of the new parking plan.

“The most noticeable change will be to the signage in the parking lots,” says Geary Robinson, director of transportation services. “We wanted to communicate more clearly that a lot was designated for faculty and staff so we switched the signs to say ‘F/S,’ rather than ‘D.’”

Prices for permits this year range from $577 for an A permit to $225 for an F/S permit. All permits can be bought online, and Transportation Services encourages faculty and staff to do so – and do so early. Permits go on sale Aug. 12.

“Transportation Services is focusing on providing great customer service so we want to make it easy to buy a permit, find a parking space and have a school year that doesn’t include worrying about parking and transportation,” says Robinson.

Throughout the year, Transportation Services will provide updates to the UNT community. For example, there are game day reminders planned to let the community know where to park and how to get to the game. There also will be information about upcoming construction, which will affect one F/S lot this school year. Lot 50, next to the College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD) and RTFP buildings will be closed for the construction of the new CVAD building. Faculty and staff who park in this lot will transition to park in Lot 55 instead.

“As the campus continues to grow, Transportation Services wants to be there to help you navigate the best way to get to and from campus,” says Robinson.

See an overview of the changes to student parking and read the campus message to faculty and staff.

The department has a Twitter page to keep the community informed. Follow them at @UNTTransit. For other help – including printing a visitor parking pass, checking shuttle schedules and routes to campus and assistance with citations – visit the Transportation Services website or call 940-565-3020.

 

Photo: Above, from left to right, UNT Transportation Services assistant director Debra Mahan and director Geary Robinson hold new parking lot signage. (Gary Payne/URCM)