Recast | Parking Services to Resume Fall Quarter
From: “Kohler, David” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 8:27 AM
Parking Services will resume operations Fall quarter 2021. When the college switched to remote teaching and learning in March of 2020, College leadership also paused the requirement to pay to park within most areas of campus. Employee payroll deductions were also stopped at that time.
Over the course of the pause in Parking Services, leadership reviewed how to best operate Parking Services upon its return with a focus on enhancing customer service and continuing its operation as a self-support auxiliary fund. As a result of this review work, Parking Services is no longer a unit of the Police Services department and is now a part of the Conference and Parking Services work unit. Bryce Winkelman as the Conference and Parking Services Manager will oversee Parking Services.
Parking Services will be rolling out several changes that will enhance customer service to our parking community and increase parking participation. Some (but not all) of the changes are:
- Switch from a Pay and Display system of parking decals and permits to virtual Permits by Plate. In essence, your vehicle’s license plate number becomes your parking permit/pass. This removes the requirement to pickup your decal and scrape them off the windshield when they expire and removes the requirement for vehicles to display paper passes for hourly/daily parking.
- New parking payment kiosks added to Lots B, C, and F for hourly/daily parking passes that will accept bills, coins, and credit cards. The new kiosks will also use the Permit by Plate feature, so you no longer have to display the pass/receipt on your dashboard. With the addition of the kiosks, the Parking Booth at the McCann Plaza entrance will convert to a campus Information Booth staffed by students employed by Parking Services.
- Introduction of a Mobile Phone Application to pay for hourly/daily parking as a frictionless/contactless way to pay for hourly/daily parking and can be completed from anywhere on the campus, even within the vehicle for personal safety.
- Introduction of a Parking Portal to purchase and renew your quarterly, academic, and annual parking permits. The portal will also allow you to update your vehicle information in the case you are temporarily driving a different car or purchase/sell the vehicle. The portal will also allow you to view and pay for any parking citations as well as submit appeals to a parking citation.
Parking Services will send out additional information regarding how and when to obtain your virtual permit, verifying your current vehicle information, the date enforcement will resume, and information about restarting payroll deductions as Fall quarter approaches. Should you have any questions in the interim, please contact Parking Services at email@example.com.
Dave Kohler, CPA
Interim Chief Financial Officer
The Evergreen State College