Danforth Campus parking changes for 2011-12

Permits for the 2010-11 academic year expire June 30

Faculty, staff and students who wish to park vehicles on the Danforth Campus during the upcoming 2011-12 academic year must renew their parking permits. Permits for the 2010-11 academic year expire Thursday, June 30.

All faculty, staff and students must take action to renew their permits for 2011-12, including those who purchase permits through payroll deduction. Permits can be renewed online at parking.wustl.edu or at the Parking and Transportation Services office at North Campus.

Those who wish to renew their Red, Yellow, Blue, Brown, North Campus, Official Business and Evening permits will see a slight increase in price for the 2011-12 school year. The prices of other permits will remain the same.

Permit prices for 2011-12

Red — $1,122

Yellow — $480

Blue — $480

Brown — $480

North Campus — $255

Official Business — $473

Off-Site — $15

Motorcycle — $15

Monthly — $100

Evening — $107

Occasional Parking Program Daily — $2.50

Daily — $5

Bearly Drivers Carpool (per permit, two people) — $200

Bearly Drivers Carpool (per permit, three people) — $100

Bearly Drivers Carpool (per permit, four or more people) — $50

The Off-Site Permit provides spaces on parking lots on West Campus or North Campus for those who work elsewhere on the Danforth Campus and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum of 200 permits.

With the Bearly Drivers Carpool Permit, full-time employees of the Danforth, North and West campuses can work together to form a carpool online at parking.wustl.edu. The more employees in the carpool, the more money employees can save.

The annual parking permit fee for a carpool of two members is $200, reducing the cost of parking to $100 per person per year. The yearly fee is $100 for a three-member carpool (approximately $33 per person per year), and $50 for a carpool with four or more members (approximately $12 per person per year for a group of four).

Carpool participants will receive two free daily Yellow parking permits each month, have access to priority parking, and are eligible for monthly and yearly drawings for prizes. Employees must register their carpools with the Danforth Campus Parking & Transportation Office to receive benefits. For more information, visit parking.wustl.edu/bearlyDrivers/bearlyDrivers.htm.

The Occasional Parking Program price also will not change. The Occasional Parking Program will make eight discounted daily passes available for $20 for individuals enrolled in the program. 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. Full-time employees and students will be eligible to purchase up to 48 daily permits annually at the discounted rate of $2.50 each. Part-time employees and students will be eligible to purchase up to 24 daily permits annually at the discounted rate of $2.50 each. For more information, visit parking.wustl.edu/occasional.htm.

WUSTL also offers students, faculty and staff additional 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.

For more information about renewing a permit or a parking program, contact Parking and Transportation Services at (314) 935-5601 or parktrans@wustl.edu.