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Parking and Traffic Policies Committee

Participating faculty members: Ricardo Ainslie, James Erskine, Michael L. Garrison, Randy Machemehl, Gordon Novak, and Keith Turner
Participating staff members: Jesse Chapa, Ann Fairchilds, Marcus Horton, and Jerry Turek
Participating student members: Amy Forestell, Rachel Horton, Rachel McGinity, and Chirag Shah
Advisors: Patricia Clubb, Kyle Cavanaugh, Gerald R. Harkins, David Rea, and Jeffrey Van Slyke

Meetings scheduled monthly, September-May, 2004-05

I. Ways and means of meeting parking needs of faculty, staff, and students.

A. Met the parking and traffic needs of on-going construction
1. Whitis closure — Lot F15/F16 reopened
2. Blanton Museum/Pedestrian Mall — Permanent Speedway closure
3. Informing the UT community
*PTS Website
*Daily Texan ads
B. Bicycle Regulations
1. Enforcement of fines for bicycles
2. Required registration for bicycles

II. Establish traffic and parking regulations and review annually a system of priorities for permits to be issued in reserved areas.

A. No increases in parking permit fees
B. Parking at Meters
1. Changed meters from 30 minutes to 45 minutes
2. Changed enforcement from daytime hours to 24/7
C. Enhanced special event parking
1. Relocation citation
2. PTS calls illegal parkers before event
3. Vehicles without permits are towed
D. Clarified other existing regulations for better service and enforcement

III. No recommendations were made for the composition or operation of the Parking and Traffic Appeals Panel.

Randy Machemehl, chair