June 3, 2013
Fewer are buying campus parking permits, bringing the number of purchases down by 23%. Data show that parking permit sales have fallen steadily since the 2005-06 academic year, despite growing enrollment.
May 20, 2013
Plans to implement small permit fee increases over a six-year span to ensure future funding of its transportation services. The Transportation Services program has had to tap into its reserves to continue funding its services.
January 18, 2013
Will save money by cutting two bus routes and switching providers. The money will be used for repairing streets and parking lots and reducing future permit rates.
September 12, 2011
Reports a nearly 50 percent decrease in the number of students purchasing parking permits in the last four years. Meanwhile, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus ridership has reached record levels.
June 27, 2011
This fall, even students who walk, ride bicycles or are dropped off at the campus will be required to pay a $30-per-semester "transportation fee." The funds will support the campus shuttle system. Ridership has outpaced current parking permit revenues.
January 10, 2011
This year, 20 percent fewer freshmen bought parking permits than last year. As a result, campus sustainability officials have held back on a planned ban on freshmen bringing cars to campus.
August 30, 2010
Campus parking permit sales have dropped by more than 25 percent during the last four academic years and by 13 percent last year alone, local news reports.
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