Parking permits for the new academic year are now on sale, which include a variety of options for faculty and staff.
Annual parking permits are on sale today for the new academic year. New permits will be required starting Aug. 15.
Permit prices will increase by 3 percent, the same increase as last year, to cover increased operating costs and inflation. The parking rate increase was approved by the Board of Governors in 2017; this year is the last of a series of increases approved at that time to cover costs.
Permits for faculty and staff include a variety of options including lower-cost permits in the Moby lot and Research Boulevard lot. In addition, Parking and Transportation Services will continue to offer Monday-Wednesday-Friday and Tuesday-Thursday permits, as well as semester, monthly, electric vehicle, motorcycle, scooter, and daily permits – all of which are also available to students.
For more information about permit options and to purchase a permit, visit Parking and Transportation Services permit page.
New parking and transportation options for faculty, staff, students and guests
Parking and Transportation Services reduced hourly parking to $1 from $1.75 in pay by hour spaces at Moby earlier this year, following discussions with ASCSU, as a measure to better accommodate flexible parking for students as well as faculty, staff and visitors. Although the pay-to-park rate has increased by 25 cents an hour for this new academic year, to a $2 hourly rate across campus, the pay-to-park rate at Moby will not increase and remain $1 an hour. This academic year, Around the Horn, the on-campus shuttle, is also adding a stop in the Moby lot by mid-August.
Visitors can now purchase daily parking permits online, valid in Research Boulevard, Moby and all Z parking areas on campus.
Starting this year, conference and event planners at the university can work with Parking and Transportation Services to provide event attendees the opportunity to purchase parking permits associated with their license plate online without the need to obtain a hangtag.
Parking and Transportation Services will continue to offer a 50 percent subsidy to employees earning less than $35,000 a year, as implemented in 2016.
E-Scooters coming to campus
E-scooters will arrive on campus starting this fall, through a partnership with the city to secure a vendor that will provide access to scooters on campus and across the city. In addition to Around the Horn, the scooters are an option for getting around campus or to connect from parking lots to a workplace.
Foothills Campus parking plan
Starting the summer of 2020, parking permits will be required on the Foothills Campus. Parking and Transportation Services has been engaging with faculty, staff and students over the last year to formulate a parking plan for the campus, and assess improvements needs. Currently, Parking and Transportation Services is working to improve parking conditions on the campus over the next three to four years. This includes work this fall on two parking areas, resurfacing, fixing potholes, filling cracks and striping. Parking and Transportation Services will continue to work on assessing the campus needs to develop permit options and parking plans and maintenance and lighting needs.
Parking and Transportation Services will be opening a new parking lot south of Canvas Stadium, adding about 100 parking spaces, by September.
In support of sustainability Parking and Transportation services provides travel training to employees who want to commute some or all of the time to campus. The training includes exploring routes to campus by bike or Transfort, and programs are available about bike safety. Currently, Parking and Transportation Services is looking for employees to participate in the Back on the Bike training program, which helps employees who want formal training and support for their bicycle commute.
By state statute, parking must pay for itself at CSU. No tuition, fee or state money supports parking expenses, such as maintenance, operations, and garage construction. Permit and citation fees support all parking needs on campus.