September 21, 2017 Meeting

Date: 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Agenda: 

Parking and Transportation Committee Meeting Agenda

Thursday, September 21, 2017

3:30pm-5:00pm

West Campus Transportation Center, room 220

 

1.  Introductions

2.  Overview

a.  Organization

b.  Activities

3.  Updates

4.  Financial

Minutes: 

Parking and Transportation Committee

Meeting Minutes

9/21/17

 

Members Present:                   John Fuller, Kris Halter, Jessie Hinrichs, Kathy Lavezzo, Doug Moore, Scott Roberts, Gustave Stewart,
                                                      Tavian Stilwell, Jim Stoner and June Tai

Staff/Others Present:              Dave Ricketts and Carrie Brus

Members/Staff Absent:          Connor Krajicek, Brian McClatchey, Jim Sayre and Debby Zumbach

 

Meeting began at 3:32pm. 

Introductions

• Started the meeting with introductions

• Four new students (three are present)

• One new staff member and one new faculty member

Overview

Organization

• Organizational Chart overview

• CAMBUS; 170 students

• Student-run transit system since 1972

• 35 active buses

• Parking

• 16,000 space system

• 13 cashiered facilities

• Parking Services

• Parking Enforcement/Field Services

• Parking Cashiering; 150-160 students

• Fleet Services

• Approximately 700 vehicles on campus

• Lease fleet (used by departments)

• Rental fleet (about 52 vehicles)

• Study out there to look at privatization

• Commuter Programs

• Provides alternatives to driving to work

• Employee Van Pool Program

• 63 participating vans

• Carpool

• Bicycling

• Zipcar

Activities

• Dashboard Report Overview (handout)

• UI Rideshare (handout)

Updates

• Presentation led by Erin Shane, Project Manager

• Send presentation to group after the meeting

Newton Road Ramp

• Replacement of glass panels (216 panes of glass)

• Project wrapped in August

Ramp Modifications (suicide prevention measures)

• Hospital Ramp 4 and Newton Road Ramp

• Contractor is on board; likely to begin project in October

LED Lighting Upgrade

• Hospital Ramp 4/Field House; currently working on these facilities

• Hospital Ramp 2, Hospital Ramp 3, North Campus Ramp, Newton Road Ramp and Lot 21 (Pappajohn Business Building) have gone through the retro-fit process

• Hospital Ramp 2 was outfitted with LED lighting during its construction

• Surface lots are more expensive to upgrade than parking ramps

CAMBUS Maintenance Facility (CMF)

• Received a state-wide grant to help with the cost of this project

• Renovations to the building; no expansion on this project

• New lockers/showers

• A second restroom

• Improvements to the working environment

• Active facility

• Project will start in April 2018; completed by October 2018

Art Museum

• Project will go at the Library meter site near Gibson Square

• Parking will be beneath the Art Museum; public parking (right now, 42 spaces)

• Plan to restrict the access to the road between Main Library and those Library meters

• Discussion about closing it completely; would like one lane open at least (one-way east, towards Madison)

• East campus parking is already in high-demand due to special events (Orientation/Admissions/etc)

East Campus Parking

• Lot 3

• Could we display signs telling people how many spaces are available?

• Court Street Ramp is also filling; presents some issues for students to park

• IMU Ramp and North Campus Ramp are not filling, but the rate is higher than the Library Lot (student rate)

• Catlett Hall opening

• Use of North Campus Ramp?

• Hawkeye Storage for student storage

Kinnick Stadium North End Zone Project

• Start demo in November; after the final home game

• Project will last for 19 months

• Skyway will link to the stadium

• Evashevski Drive will shut down for this project

• Will have a light at Melrose

Gateway Project/North Dubuque Street

• Raising Dubuque Street

• Improve the impact of flooding

• Huge impact to CAMBUS and residents of Mayflower Hall

• Dubuque Street portion should wrap in late 2018

• Park Road Bridge portion should wrap in late 2019

Financial

Parking Revenues

• Permit Revenue (45%)

• Cashiering Revenue (45%)

Parking rate increases

• Assumptions made prior to five-year package (FY12-FY16)

• Revenues to pay for enabling projects/HR2

• At the time, permit demand had leveled off

• Parking Cashiering--did not know what to expect

• No evidence that parking demand has reduced despite the new clinic openings

Parking Facilities

• Hospital Ramp 1; built in 1968

• IMU Ramp; built in 1962

• Will not come down until Dance moves out and Halsey comes down

• On hold for replacement of these facilities

Automation of cashiered transactions

• Card system for employees/students (My Parking Programs)

Future Topics

• Charging Stations for electric vehicles

• PARCS (Parking Access and Revenue Control System)

• Night and Weekend Program (impact to capacity)

• CAMBUS

• Campus Safety/Mobility Safety (pedestrians vs bicycles)

• Pedestrian etiquette

• Mopeds

• Autonomous vehicles – impact on parking (Dan McGehee)

• Commuter Programs – active transportation

Please send any other topics or questions to Kris Halter or Carrie Brus

Next meeting is Friday, October 20 at 1:30pm

Meeting is adjourned 4:58pm