With fall semester well underway, faculty, staff and students are reminded of several new parking programs that are available on UToledo campuses.
“We’ve worked hard over the last several months to offer new technology and programs for campus community members and guests,” said Sherri Kaspar, director for parking and transportation.
Parking continually strives to improve its services and provide parking guidelines that ensure everyone’s safety, while also offering appropriate access to UToledo facilities and campus events, she stated.
As previously announced, several new parking programs are being offered for the 2019-20 academic year, including:
• Parking after 4 p.m. — Registered UToledo permit holders may now park in most lots from 4 p.m. to 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, except in reserved, disabled and metered spaces; lots 14, 44A, 25N, 27A; and all patient lots.
• Streamlined appeals process — A shorter appeals response time has been implemented, with second appeals eliminated. Drivers should pay or appeal parking tickets within 10 days. (Most tickets are sent via email instead of placed on windshields.)
• ParkMobile, a free mobile app currently used in downtown Toledo and in many other cities, now enables you to pay for metered/guest parking on your smart device. App users now pay for UToledo metered parking and guest permits using a smart device or toll-free number vs. a pay station and receive text message reminders before time expires. More details are available on the Parking and Transportation Services website.
• Guest parking — A new parking management system that went live Oct. 28 enables departments to purchase guest parking (“A”) permits, as they did previously. Department approvers should log in to the parking system and email firstname.lastname@example.org if their “My Department” tab is not visible. Parking will then finish the setup to finalize their permission for departmental permits.
Departmental guest permits also may be purchased for $285 per year; vehicles may be changed daily. The department should compare this rate with the daily guest parking rate of $5 to identify which option is best based on their number of guests.
Departments are responsible for sharing lot information and all applicable parking guidelines with guests; this information is available on the Parking and Transportation Services website.
Additionally, employees and students are reminded of important parking guidelines:
• To avoid a ticket, park in lots designated for your permit type and with your license plate facing the drive aisle. Also, always pay for metered parking 24/7, even if you have a parking permit. You may use the ParkMobile app to pay for metered parking; see above.
• Special event parking needs should be submitted and approved before guests park on campus. Complete the associated form available on the Parking and Transportation website, where many other details are available.
• Guests must obtain a guest parking permit (“C” permit) on the Parking Portal website; a designated department employee may purchase a departmental “A” permit via myparking.utoledo.edu, as noted above; or guests may pay for parking on the ParkMobile app.
If a guest receives a parking ticket, the person cited is responsible or the department may pay it by providing its account and index number to Parking and Transportation Services.
“We appreciate everyone’s assistance to help us ensure parking is available in appropriate lots for our students, as well as for employees and guests visiting our campuses,” Kaspar said. “It also assists the University with providing a great UToledo experience for all of us.”