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Virginia Commonwealth University Reduces Energy with New Lighting

With a student body of more than 31,000, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is one of the state’s fastest growing higher education institutions. Despite its expansion, VCU has committed to be carbon-neutral by 2050, and a reduction in energy usage can help attain that goal. Read more >>

Will Online Learning Significantly Impact University Parking?

Colleges and universities in the U.S. are undergoing significant economic pressures from many directions that some see as the beginning of a seismic shift in how they operate. Read more >>

Know and Understand Your Customers

Like many urban institutions, the University of Baltimore is blended into a busy metropolitan setting. Our 6,500 students either commute to our campus or have taken up local residence in area apartments. Read more >>

Tempted by Technology: How to Assess Whether a New Technology is a Good Fit for Your Campus

Not only can technology make the management of a parking operation easier and possibly lead to increased revenue, but it can also improve the customer service experience. Read more >>

University Master Planning: Creating People Places

When a university is planning for campus growth and development, one of the most common — and significant — oversights is the successful integration of parking. Read more >>

UCSB Parking Enforcement Goes Green with New Bike Program

The University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) is committed to an eco-conscious and interactive approach to parking with its new Bicycle Enforcement Program.In March 2011, UCSB received a Gold Award in the League of American Bicyclists’ inaugural Bicycle Friendly University Program. Read more >>

Arizona State University – Another Day, Another Special Event

As one of the largest universities in the nation, Arizona State University is a prime location for community, cultural and athletic events. More than one million people visit ASU’s Tempe campus every year for reasons other than attending school or reporting for work. Read more >>

University Parking Brings Unique Challenges

I have great respect for university parking professionals, as their operations are very detailed and involve many different facets from the industry. In a sense, they are their own city within a city. Read more >>

How-To Guides

Manage Safety and Risk On-Campus

One question your organization should ask itself is, “What is our definition of safety?” This can be a difficult question to answer because it is defined by your organizational structure. Internal operational questioning is where you can educate yourself about how prepared your company is when the wheels come off . And, trust me they can and will. Read more >>

How to Determine the Right Shade of "Green" for Your Campus

America’s campuses are embracing sustainability for many reasons; some of them economic, some of them because their student body and faculty are requesting it, and some of them just because it is the right thing to do. Read more >>

Case Studies

Relighting Campuses: An ECO Lighting Solutions Case Study

Colleges and universities represent major parking sectors that cater not only to students and faculty, but campus visitors and communities at large. Parking is big business for these institutions of higher learning, and in places where safety is of paramount importance, many colleges and universities are looking to upgrade the lighting in their parking facilities, for the lowest possible price. Read more >>

Innovation in University Parking: University of California, Irvine’s Complete Parking Program

University of California, Irvine (UCI) Transportation Services is more than “two white lines and black in the middle.” With a daily campus population of more than 40,000 faculty, staff, students and visitors, UCI has developed a unique and integrated approach to parking and transportation services, resulting in the efficient use of parking facilities, a widespread adoption of sustainable transportation programs and the design and creation of state-of-the-art products and services that increase staff efficiencies and ensure excellence in customer service. Read more >>

2016 Innovative Organization of the Year: Colorado State University

Colorado State University (CSU), situated in Fort Collins along the western edge of the Great Plains at the base of the Rocky Mountains, has experienced notable growth. A growing student population brings more buildings, cars and less available parking. To address this issue, in 2010, the university opened its first parking structure on Lake Street, and this past summer, a second parking structure was completed. Read more >>

2015 Innovative Organization of the Year: University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada, is a global center for research and education. With nearly 50,000 students, the university constantly strives to better manage its population of commuters that includes students, faculty and visitors—especially at high profile events where traffic surges for short periods of time. Read more >>

Innovative Sustainability Project of the Year: University of California, Irvine Transportation Services

The Transportation Services department at University of California, Irvine (UCI) displays innovation that goes beyond providing ample parking spaces. Read more >>

Bigger Stadium and Bigger Crowds Mean Bigger Transportation Needs

Texas A&M University is recognized for a rich and spirited history that extends from the football field and overflows to the tailgating crowd. Known for creating solutions that few institutions have the depth and breadth to achieve, the university’s efforts extend beyond the classrooms and research labs all the way to the gridiron. Read more >>

Catering to Customer Needs: A Florida International University Case Study

The Florida International University (FIU) Department of Parking & Transportation has dedicated the past year to searching for optimal solutions regarding the complexities that surround parking best adaptable to a university framework. Read more >>

University of Maryland, Baltimore TransportationUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore Transportation: More Than Just Parking

The Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) works with UMB student, staff, visitors, hospital and trauma center patients, staff and visitors, Hippodrome Theatre patrons and fans of the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles. Read more >>

Catering to Customer Needs: A Florida International University Case Study

The Florida International University (FIU) Department of Parking & Transportation has dedicated the past year to searching for optimal solutions regarding the complexities that surround parking best adaptable to a university framework. Read more >>

George Mason University Transportation Master Plan

George Mason University is one of the fastest growing universities in the country, with nearly 33,000 students spread among four campuses in Northern Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. The regional and campus transportation system is challenged to keep pace with the University’s rapid growth and the changing demands placed on it. Read more >>

Rams Head Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel HillRams Head Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

No, it’s not easy being green. It takes cooperation, artistry and vision, all manifested in the Rams Head Center Parking Deck at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill campus. Read more >>



Parking Goes Green – Literally – at Miami University

Who says a parking garage cannot be green? Certainly not the faculty, staff and students of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where the construction of a parking garage was recently completed. The garage – 175,000 square feet of cast-in-place, post-tensioned concrete – features a 450-space underground parking garage capped with a 90,000 square feet structured and landscaped quadrangle. Read more >>

You Can’t Predict but You Can PrepareYou Can’t Predict but You Can Prepare: UCLA Transportation’s Emergency and Campus Evacuation Plan

How do you plan for a campus evacuation, a large influx of hospital patients, or both, when your mission is to "support the campus community by providing for safe and efficient access and mobility…?” Read more >>

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