University to Sell More Parking
September 12, 2003 :: No. 39
Students seeking parking permits at Cal State
Fullerton are getting another opportunity to buy them as the campus
makes additional permits available next week.
In addition, evening-only parking permits are now
good any time during the day or evening hours on campus, where fall
semester classes began Aug. 25.
“Now that we are past the crush of the semester’s
first weeks, we are seeing some space availability in our parking
lots,” said Bill Barrett, associate vice president for administration.
“This means we can sell more permits, with the expectation
that these students will find a parking space.”
Work began this summer on a five-level parking structure
on the university’s southwest side. When completed in fall
2005, the structure — the first of two planned to accommodate
the university’s growing population — will provide spaces
for 2,500 cars.
To provide as many parking options as possible, the
university is leasing off-campus parking at the Spectrum Club in
Fullerton and, through Oct. 23, at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim.
Shuttle buses, free to riders, operate from both locations Mondays
through Fridays. Additional spaces for faculty and staff members
are set aside on the top level of the parking structure at the Fullerton
Marriott located on campus.
“We continue to look for additional off-campus
locations where members of the campus community may park,”
noted Joe Ferrar, director of parking and transportation. “We
also are evaluating the popularity of such locations.”
In addition, the university restriped a number of
lots to allow for more parking, expanded a no-tip valet program
that allows for stacked parking in select lots, introduced evening-only
parking passes and initially limited the number of student parking
“At the beginning of the school year we felt
that it would be irresponsible to sell more than 19,000 student
parking passes,” said Barrett. “Now with additional
space availability, we’re in a position to provide additional
permits to those students who wish to purchase them.”
The university also encourages alternatives to individuals
driving their vehicles to campus. Beginning Monday, faculty, staff
and students can ride any OCTA bus free to campus or any other destination,
thanks to a partnership between OCTA and Cal State Fullerton. Campus
members with a valid campus ID card can simply swipe their TitanCard
through the bus farebox as they board. The U-Pass program is valid
on all OCTA routes at any time and is funded by parking ticket revenues.
Cal State Fullerton also operates an incentive program
that encourages carpooling for faculty, staff and students.
||Paulette Blumberg, associate director of parking
and transportation, at 657-278-3082 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pamela McLaren, Public Affairs, at 657-278-4852 or email@example.com
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