Danforth Campus Parking changes for 2009-10

Faculty, staff and students who park vehicles on campus must renew their permits for the upcoming 2009-10 academic year. Faculty, staff and students can renew their permit online at parking.wustl.edu or at the Parking and Transportation Services office in North Campus.

Permits for the 2008-09 academic year expire June 30.

Parking permit prices for the academic year 2009-10
Red $996
Yellow $438
Blue $438
Brown $438
North Campus $231
Official Business $428
Off-site $15
Motorcycle $15
Monthly $102
Evening $102
Occasional Daily $2.50
Daily $5

Among the changes made to the parking program in 2009-10 will be a slight increase in price for 2009-10 Red, Yellow, Blue, Brown, North Campus, Official Business, Monthly and Evening permits.

The prices of other permits will remain the same, including the Off-site permit, which provides spaces on parking lots on West Campus or North Campus for students or employees who work elsewhere on the Danforth Campus. This permit costs $15 per year and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum of 200 permits.

The Occasional Parking Program price of $2.50 per day also will not change. This program is designed to provide an occasional, reduced-cost daily parking option for those who normally use an alternate mode (walk, bike, public transit and carpool) for their commute. The Occasional Parking Program will make a set number of discounted daily passes available annually for purchase by individuals enrolled in the program. For more information, visit parking.wustl.edu/occasional.htm.

The Motorcycle permit also will remain the same at $15 per year.

WUSTL also offers students, faculty and staff several cost-effective alternatives to using a personal vehicle to commute to and from campus.

The University provides each benefits-eligible employee and full-time student with a complimentary U-Pass, which allows the holder unlimited use of Metro buses and MetroLink as an alternative method of transportation to and from campus. This benefit helps keep hundreds of cars off the roads daily, which reduces carbon emissions along with the need for parking. For more information on this benefit, visit parking.wustl.edu/metro.htm.

The WeCar car-sharing program provides a means of transportation for those who might typically commute via public transportation, bicycle or foot. For more information, visit parking.wustl.edu/wecar.htm.

Car-pooling is another environmentally friendly way to commute to and from campus. Parking and Transportation also is putting together a car-pool task force to enhance WUSTL’s current car-pool program. An announcement of changes to the car-pool program is scheduled for July.

For more information about renewing a permit or a parking program, contact Parking and Transportation Services at 935-5601 or parktrans@wustl.edu.