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New Demand Responsive Parking Meter Prices on Campus

Monday, January 13 2014

Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) has been actively analyzing meter parking behavior with intentions to improve the availability of short-term parking on the University of Idaho campus.

Based on parking behavior observed over the course of the fall semester, PTS has decided to increase the daytime hourly rate by $0.25 in seven metered lots on campus. This is a demand responsive act to allow better access to high usage areas. All changes will be in place prior to the start of the spring semester. The affected areas are listed below:

• Lot 31, east of the Kibbie Dome
• Lot 39, serving the Physical Education Building
• Lot 40, at the Administration Building
• Lot 53, south of the Life Sciences building
• Lot 69, east of the Library
• Lot 70, west of Memorial Gym
• Lot 102 on Blake Avenue

In addition, two campus pay-to-park areas will also see a price change. Lot 108 at the Student Rec Center will see a daytime (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) hourly rate increase of $0.15 and lot 29 at the Student Union Building will see an hourly rate increase of $0.25.

Following this price change, PTS will monitor the new meter reports to determine the impact on parking demand and behavior. The process to reach an hourly rate that offers adequate access to metered areas on campus will be ongoing. All metered areas not listed above will remain at their current rate for the time being.