April 7, 2017 Meeting

Date: 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Agenda: 

Parking and Transportation Committee Meeting Agenda

Friday, April 7, 2017

2:45pm-4:15pm

West Campus Transportation Center, room 220

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes from 2/24/17
  2. Project Updates:  HR3/Kinnick Project
  3. Project Updates:  Ramp Barriers
  4. Synchromatics
  5. Tesla for National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS)
  6. Public Parking Revenues
  7. Parking Demand
  8. Final meeting of the semester

Minutes: 

Parking and Transportation Committee

Meeting Minutes

4/7/17

Pending Approval

 

Members Present:                        John Fuller, Kris Halter, Kathy Lavezzo, Doug Moore and Scott Roberts

Staff/Others Present:                   Brian McClatchey, Dave Ricketts, Jim Sayre, Greg Schmitt, Erin Shane and Carrie Brus

Members/Staff Absent:               Sara Bultsma, Connor Gronski, Becky Kick, Jason Pierce-Vazquez, Jason Rantanen, Jim Stoner and Debby Zumbach

 

Meeting began at 2:50pm.  We do not have a majority present.  We will have to table the minutes until the next meeting. 

 

Project Updates

• Erin Shane, Project Manager for Parking and Transportation

 

Ramp Barriers

• Will not discuss today

• Still sorting out some details; not ready to present on that today

 

Kinnick North End Zone/HR3

• Three phases

• Preliminary site utility project

• Phase began on Monday; will last approximately nine weeks (around June 9)

• One lane of Evashevski open

• South lanes of HR3 are closed

• Replacing turf inside Kinnick Stadium

• Phase Two

• Phase Three

• Tear down North End Zone

• November 2017-August 2019

• Evashevski will be closed

• Temporary light will return at Melrose

• Details are still being worked out for how this will impact football gamedays

• Will be able to have one lane of entry on Evashevski into HR3 during long phase

• More details will come in the Fall 2017

 

Hancher Commuter Parking Lot

• Break ground next week on section M

• Final expansion of this parking lot; approximately 205 spaces

• Expand the commuter portion of this parking lot

• Relocate CAMBUS shelters south

• Unable to continue the road due to FEMA restrictions

• Will have to come back in the future to do that work

 

Introductions

• Kathy joined us today; replacement for Marianne Smith

 

Fleet Services

• Fleet will add a Tesla for use by NADS (National Advanced Driving Simulator)

• Effort to bring autonomous vehicles to campus for use in research

 

    License Plate Recognition

    • Vehicle with cameras

    • Working out some of the issues right now

     

      Bongo

      • Back end structure comes from Next Bus, had contract for five years

      • Synchromatics is the new vendor

      • Not fully functional right now

      • User interface is unchanged

      • Data is coming from a different source

      • Put out an RFP; received ten proposals

      • Brian and Greg are here to show the group what Synchromatics looks like so far

      • Old system updated around every 30 seconds

      • Synchromatics updates every six seconds

      • CAMBUS has 28 active buses at peak

      • Stop Announcement

      • Public transit is required to announce at least primary stops

      • Very nice enhancement

      • Monitor inside the bus to display the stop names

      • Counts

      • Manual clicker when people get on the bus

      • Driver notes that number at the end of each round; no specific data by stop

      • Synchromatics will record this data by stop through the mobile data terminal (MDT)

      • More control over what information is pushed out to the public

      • Can update information on this end (construction, re-routes, etc)

       

      UI RideShare Update

      • Handout

      • Need to survey users to find out how they are using it

      • Likely to do that sometime in the Fall 2017

      • John Fuller needs more cards

       

       Hospital Ramps

      • Handout

      • Hospital Ramp 2 came down—December 2012

      • New Hospital Ramp 2 opened—December 2015

      • Displaced over 1,000 employees during this construction period

      • Seeing more transactions and longer stay times overall

      • Future plans for ramps

      • IMU Parking Ramp; due to current climate, no plans are likely

       

      What is coming for the fall? 

      • Parking Rates

      • Parking Capacity

      • Utilization

      • Employee usage in the ramps

      • Permits; on the verge of filling Hawkeye (commuter/storage)

      • Looking at potential for use of Lot 45/71 (Hall of Fame)

      • Finkbine Bridge Study underway

      • Catlett Hall opens in August; approximately 1,000 beds

       

        Meeting concluded at 4:15pm.  This was the last meeting of the semester.