Lots of options and new rates for campus parking
Drivers renewing their parking permits for 2010/11 have several options including above and below ground lots, shuttle bus service and car pools.
“Parking has been at a premium on campus for some time,” says Ann Browne, Vice-Principal (Facilities). “The shuttle bus and car pool are popular and environmentally friendly alternatives to regular permit parking.”
Two new underground lots at Tindall Field and the Queen’s Centre have added 348 spots on main campus over the past two years.
West campus offers spots for employees, students and visitors to Duncan McArthur Hall as well as a shuttle bus service from Richardson Stadium to drop-off locations on main campus at MacDonald Hall, Ban Righ Hall, Watkins Hall and the Walter Light Building.
Discounted parking is available on all campus lots for those who car pool. If two riders car pool and turn in one parking pass, the driver gets a 25 per cent discount on their parking permit. If three riders car pool and two riders turn in their pass, the driver gets the discount and a reserved parking spot on the lot of their choice.
Parking rates for 2010/11 are up three per cent effective July 1, and are subject to the new Harmonized Sales Tax replacing the current Provincial Sales Tax and Goods and Services Tax that are already applied.
“Although parking rates increase annually in response to inflating maintenance costs, we are sensitive to the current financial situation and its impact on employees,” says Ms Browne. “ The increase is as small as we could make it while maintaining service levels.”
2010/11 Parking Rates
Effective July 1, 2010
Main Campus Surface - $67 + HST = $75.71
Union St. Garage / Queen's Centre Garage - $92 + HST = $103.96
West Campus $46 + HST = $51.98
Effective September 1, 2010
Park and shuttle permit for West Campus - $36 + HST = $40.68
Ride-only shuttle permit for West Campus - $15.50 + HST = $17.52
Pay and display parking is also available on the West Campus south lot for occasional parkers.
For more information please contact parking manager Donna Stover at email@example.com or ext. 77589.