Since the idea of shared and set-day parking permits was announced last spring, the programs have been implemented in Pitt’s main parking areas — Soldiers & Sailors, Posvar and PG (School of Public Health) garages and the OC and Ruskin lots.
Kevin Sheehy, assistant vice chancellor for auxiliary operations and finance, said the mobility team continues “to assess commuter interest and implementation for both new permit types, with the goal to extend these options to additional parking locations in the future.”
Sheehy will be the guest at the next Staff Council Spotlight session on March 6 to discuss these and other parking issues.
A reminder communication to request shared or set-day options was recently sent to current parking permit holders, allowing them to change their permit type.
Shared parking permits allow two or three current permit holders to use one assigned parking spot. Each shared permit may only be used by one person on each day, in their designated parking place.
Set-day parking permits allow parking on only two to three designated days in the permit-holder’s assigned garage or lot each week. The choice of days, and the designated vehicle, cannot be changed from week to week.
The new permit types are designed to reduce parking costs for those with flexible work arrangements and accommodate more people seeking campus parking locations.
Parking updates are available at Pitt’s Mobility website. Commuters also can email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
— Susan Jones
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