Parking Services has new office, announces fall parking info for St. Paul campus
From Public Safety and Parking Services
Parking Services, part of the Public Safety Department, has a new location at 2119 Grand Ave., on the corner of Grand Avenue and Finn Street. The new office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and will be open to the public as of today, Monday, Aug. 21.
Stop by Parking Services, contact it via e-mail or call (651) 962-PARK (962-7275). The St. Paul campus Public Safety office, located in Morrison Hall, and the Minneapolis campus Public Safety office still will offer assistance in parking matters after normal business hours. Visit the Public Safety and Parking Services Web site for additional information on the options below.
St. Paul commuter and faculty-staff parking permits and bus passes are available for purchase, beginning at 8 a.m. today, Monday, Aug. 21, at the Parking Services office, 2119 Grand Ave.
Permits will be required in all lots, beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Prior to that time, all other violations will be enforced, including no overnight parking in nonresident lots, meters and otherwise restricted areas.
Faculty-staff parking permits
Faculty-staff surface-lot permits will continue to be sold on a sliding-scale basis for the 2006-2007 academic year. The cost for St. Paul full-time employees earning less than $30,000 per year is $9.62 per bi-weekly pay period, $13.47 per bi-weekly pay period for those earning $30,000-$60,000 per year, and $17.30 per bi-weekly pay period for those earning over $60,000 per year. For adjunct faculty, the cost of a parking permit for the 2005-2006 academic year is $250 per year or $130 per semester. Employees will be required to pay by payroll deduction with pre-tax dollars and will not need to disclose their salary when purchasing a permit.
Faculty-staff ramp contracts
Indoor parking-ramp contracts still are available for the McNeely Hall Ramp for the 2006-2007 school year. The cost for St. Paul full-time employees earning less than $30,000 per year is $19.23 per bi-weekly pay period, $26.92 per bi-weekly pay period for those earning $30,000-$60,000 per year, and $34.61 per bi-weekly pay period for those earning over $60,000 per year. These contracts provide a guaranteed parking space in the McNeely Hall Ramp as well as the option to park in faculty-staff surface lots. Employees will be required to pay by payroll deduction with pre-tax dollars and will not need to disclose their salary when purchasing a ramp contract.
Please call Parking Services , (651) 962-PARK (962-7275), if you are interested in purchasing a faculty-staff ramp contract.
Faculty-staff bus and light-rail pass
The Metropass will continue to be sold at a rate of $180 per year to all full-time faculty and staff (.625 FTE or greater) for the 2006-2007 school year. Employees will be required to pay by payroll deduction with pre-tax dollars. This pass is valid for unlimited rides on all Metro Transit buses and the light rail system.
Full-time faculty and staff who currently have payroll deductions taken for their 2005-2006 parking permit or Metropass will have their transportation option renewed automatically for the 2005-2006 academic year. The new price increase will take place on the last paycheck in September.
A letter was sent to each employee currently contracted under transportation renewal stating Parking Service’s intent to automatically renew their parking permit or Metropass deductions at the new price in September 2006. Upon receipt of the letter, each employee had the option to cancel their transportation renewal for the 2006-2007 year by filling out and sending in the “Cancellation Notice” by the deadline. For those employees whose parking automatically renews, new faculty-staff permits will be mailed out by the end of August. Parking permits are required in all lots beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10.
Commuter permits will cost $250 per year or $130 per semester. Evening permits, valid only after 5 p.m., also will be available for $125 per year and $65 per semester. Commuter students are required to bring UST identification with them at the time of purchase and may pay for the permit with cash, check, express dollars or student account.
Resident student permits and ramp contracts
All resident permits and ramp contracts will be sold through a lottery system. Lottery forms are due before school starts on Monday, Aug. 28, 2006. Results will be posted online on the Public Safety and Parking Services Web site on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006. Residents winning the lottery must purchase their permits and contracts by Sunday, Sept. 10, or forfeit their win. Any late lottery entries will be entered in any subsequent supplemental lotteries as space becomes available. The cost for a resident permit is $450 per year or $230 per semester. A limited number of ramp contracts will be available this year; the cost is $1,080 per year and $550 per semester.
Student bus and light-rail pass
New this fall, the C-Pass may be purchased by any undergraduate or graduate student. This pass is valid for unlimited rides on all Metro Transit buses and the light rail system. Discounts are given on the cost of the pass to students who do not purchase a parking permit. The cost of the C-Pass also is determined by the number of credits for which a student is registered. The cost for students registered for 12 or more credits is $150 per term, $160 per term for students registered for six-11 credits, and $170 per term for students registered for five or fewer credits. If a student also has a parking permit, regardless of the number of credits, no discount will be given and the pass will cost $176 per term. The pass will be available for purchase for fall term, spring term and summer term (includes both summer sessions).
If you have any questions, call Parking Services, 651-962-PARK (962-7275).