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ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

2001-2002


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C-9 Parking and Traffic Policies Committee

Function: To establish traffic and parking regulations and to review annually a system of priorities for permits to be issued in reserved areas; To recommend to the president ways and means of meeting parking needs of faculty, staff, and students; and To recommend to the Faculty Council any changes in the composition and operation of the Parking and Traffic Appeals Panel.

Members:
Participating faculty members: Ross Baldick, Stephan Bartek, Chandra Bhat (chair), Gordon Novak, John Ruszkiewicz, Vincent Torres, and Michael Young
Participating staff members: Dorothy Carner, John Dalton, and Diane Ruetz
Participating student members: Judy Lai, Ernest McGowen, and Rob Scott
Advisers: Bob Harkins, Joe Powell, David Rea, and Jeffrey Van Slyke

Meetings Held Monthly:
September – May 2001-2002

I. Ways and means of meeting parking needs of faculty, staff, and students:
1. Developed an alternative transportation program to include carpools, vanpools, bicycles, and pedestrian travel to/from and around the campus at UT Austin.
2. Continued the building and maintenance of the garages on the periphery of campus to replace loss of parking spaces on the forty acres due to building construction.
3. Enhanced the inner-campus shuttle service to meet the changing needs of faculty, staff, and students.
4. Improved oversight of special event parking to better serve the UT community.
5. Improved service to constructors and vendors.
6. Improved parking and safety at Child Care Center.
7. Changed closure of day parking from 4 P.M. to 5:45 P.M. to accommodate paid parkers.
8. Reduced traffic on Speedway.
9. Established a bicycle subcommittee to study and encourage alternative transit to/from and around campus.
II. Establish traffic and parking regulations and review annually a system of priorities for permits to be issued in reserved areas:
1. Updated the rules and regulations to meet the changing needs of faculty, staff, and students.
2. Developed an online renewal system for permit holders. 
3. Inventoried service zones, loading docks, and UT vehicle parking.
4. Lowered garage parking rates in the evening.
5. Increased parking rates to meet the needs of the UT community.
6. Revamped the parking enforcement division to enforce changes, train parking attendants, and greet visitors.
 III.  Recommend to the Faculty Council any changes in the composition and operation of the Parking and Traffic Appeals Panel:
Parking and Transportation Services met with the Parking and Traffic Appeals Panel to improve efficiency.

  Chandra R. Bhat, chair


This document was posted on the Faculty Council Web site, www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/ on July 29, 2002. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.



  Last updated:July 29, 2002
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