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Speak up Be heard: Parking and transit

Why does staff need to pay to play?

Submitted: September 13, 2021
Last updated: October 11, 2021
Status: In progress

Comment or issue submitted:

Why do I need to pay my employer to park at my place of work? Find maintenance costs elsewhere.

Resolution:

The Arizona Board of Regents intends that ASU Parking and Transit Services shall be financially self-supporting through receipt of fees from all persons who park at ASU. All revenue received from permit sales, visitor parking fees and citation payments are reinvested back into the Parking and Transit Services budget to fund the entire operaion which includes the intercampus shuttle services, subsidized public transit passes, parking facility and lot maintenance, systems/technology, new parking infrastructure and other university initiatives. No tuition funds are allocated to this auxiliary operation.



Free parking for employees

Submitted: August 27, 2021
Last updated: September 14, 2021
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

As an organization that prides themselves on paying employees below industry standards and making up for it in ‘benefits’ - but having employees pay for parking is obsurd. Hiding behind ‘parking fees help maintain ASU building expenses’ is a poor excuse as to why employees need to pay to park at their place of work.

Chalk it up to an ‘employee benefit’ and find other ways to cover ASU building expenses. Making employees pay to come to work is not the solution.

It is especially frustrating when those higher up, making more money than the average ASU employee have ASU cover their parking permit. Please stop making your employees that are already underpaid pay to park at their place of work.

Resolution:

The Arizona Board of Regents intends that ASU Parking and Transit Services shall be financially self-supporting through receipt of fees from all persons who park at ASU. All revenue received from permit sales, visitor parking fees and citation payments are reinvested back into the Parking and Transit Services budget to fund the campus shuttle services, the subsidized transit passes, parking facility maintenance and other university initiatives. No tuition funds are used for PTS options.



Cross Parking in Tempe

Submitted: August 5, 2021
Last updated: September 14, 2021
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

I often have to attend meetings and events on the opposite side of campus. My parking permit is for lot 55. There is no cross parking permit available for short term parking nor is there approval to park closer to assigned events e.g. Move-In . Why don’t we have a limited permit a per at on could purchase for a few days throughout the year in an alternative lot?

Resolution:

There are two different types of permits you can purchase, either an all access permit or a multi-campus permit that will allow you to have more cross parking options. Please visit the PTS office if you wish to upgrade your permit.



Discount parking for reduced campus commute

Submitted: June 17, 2021
Last updated: September 14, 2021
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

My comment is that parking should be discounted if we are going to be moving to a hybrid model in the near future. If employees are only coming to campus 3 days a week that should cut the cost of upkeep/wear and tear on parking lots and decrease demand for spots closer to campus. And paying $16 3 times a week for the daily rate is NOT a cost effective option-there HAS to be some kind of compromise that we can make as work schedules change

Resolution:

PTS does not have current plans to offer weekday-specific permits. ASU parking permits are already deeply discounted and sold below the current market rate.



Parking passes availability

Submitted: June 11, 2021
Last updated: September 14, 2021
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

Can parking passes be made available sooner than July 21 for staff returning to campus?

Resolution:

Permits can be purchased anytime throughout the year at a prorated amount.



Cost for transit passes for employees

Submitted: January 6, 2020
Last updated: August 20, 2021
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

Transit Passes for Valley Metro Transit / Light Rail currently cost more than many of the parking options on ASU campuses, and the cost for staff is significantly more than students. I think it would be mutually beneficial to the University and employees to offer transit passes at no cost. This would incentivize employees to take public transit and reduce congestion around ASU's campus as well as free up parking.

submitted May 29, 2019

Resolution:

Platinum passes are already sold at a reduced price. For more information, please visit https://cfo.asu.edu/transit-passes.



Handicap parking for DRC

Submitted: May 1, 2019
Last updated: August 20, 2021
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

In Tempe, the visitor lots for people with handicap plates or placards are too far away from the Disability Resource Center. Lot 11  used to be on Park Mobile but is now only for ASU permits, meaning people who need services have to complete their move to campus before they can park near the DRC. 

Resolution:

Lot 11 has a Disabled visitor stall, which requires either a disabled license plate or placard and ParkMobile payment for parking privileges



Employee Discount for Parking?

Submitted: April 5, 2019
Last updated: August 20, 2021
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

ASU Staff and Faculty should get discounted parking. ASU pays us for our work, but we have to turn around and pay ASU back to park on campus. Even just a discount to staff for parking would be nice.

updated comment added December, 2019: No corporation would charge their employees to come to work. True they have to pay for gas, but they would have to pay for gas whether or not they drove to work. So, why does ASU require their employees to pay for parking?

Resolution:

All ASU Staff, Faculty, and Students pay the same price for parking permits. There are no parking discounts for staff or faculty because the cost to build and maintain costs the same whether a student, faculty or staff utilize it.



Charging Stations for Electric Cars

Submitted: August 25, 2017
Last updated: August 20, 2021
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

More and more employees are purchasing fully electric cars.  We need more electrical sockets in the parking areas so people can trickle charge during the day. These would be way more cost effective than level 2 or 3 charging stations and they would allow employees to "top off" during the workday.  The existing chargers are 1) in poor locations, 2) require you to unplug midday 3) are expensive 4) are useless to the vast number of employees and  5) out-of-order more times than not (i.e. Fulton Garage).

In order to be a more sustainable university we need to provide more usable charging option sfor employees who drive electric vehicles.

Resolution:

There are 73 EV charging ports across all ASU campuses. Find EV locations under the Sustainability tab on the ASU interactive campus maps. All drivers that use the ASU ChargePoint network are required to pay for power at a rate of $0.02 per minute for a Level 2 charger. ASU is committed to expanding the EV program as resources allow. If a station is not functioning, please submit a Salesforce case to PTS parking@asu.edu so it can be promptly addressed.



Repaint Tempe crosswalks

Submitted: June 28, 2021
Last updated: August 18, 2021
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

Are there plans to repaint the crosswalks throughout Tempe Campus?

Resolution:

Painting of crosswalks are on a scheduled maintenance plan and will be repainted as scheduled.



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