September 6, 2019 Meeting


Friday, September 6, 2019


Parking and Transportation Committee Meeting Agenda

Friday, September 6, 2019


West Campus Transportation Center, room 220

1.  Introduction

2.  Committee Membership and Role

3.  Parking and Transportation Departmental Overview

4.  Planning Updates

Campus Master Plan

Parking Master Plan

Transit Study

Wayfinding Plan

5.  Rules and Regulations Update


6.  Alternative Transportation Modes Update



7.  Current Parking and Transportation Requests

Cultural Centers transportation requests

8.  Housekeeping

Meeting Length

Future Agenda Topics

9.  Meeting Adjourn


Parking and Transportation Committee

Meeting Minutes



Members Present:              Armando Duarte, Sean Hilton, Jessie Hinrichs, Austin Michel, Oscar Rodriguez, Gregory Shill, Sara Stickney,
                                                June Tai, Trisha Turnis, Kevin Zihlman

Staff/Others Present:         Erin Shane, Jim Stoner, Debby Zumbach and Carrie Brus          

Members/Staff Absent:     Brian McClatchey


Meeting begins at 2:30pm



• Around the room introductions

Committee Membership and Role

• Handout

• Committee charter available online


Parking and Transportation Departmental Overview

• Handouts/comments


• Large student employer on campus

• Receives both state and federal transit assistance

• Provide more than 3 million rides in FY 2019

Fleet Services

• Rental Fleet – short-term rentals

Lease Fleet – long-term leases usually by departments

More than 5 million miles put on vehicles in FY 2019


• Manages just over 16,000 spaces on campus

• ​​​​​​​Manages nearly 5,500 bicycle parking spaces on campus

• Offered nearly 2,700 motorist assists in the field during FY 2019

    Planning Updates

    Campus Master Plan

    • In process

    • Working with Joe ​​​​​​​Bilotta

    Parking Master Plan

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Plan to work with a consultant

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Never had one before

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Are we operating with best practices?

    • Permits

    • Parking Waitlist

    • Should we tell you where to park?

    • Can we use some different technologies?

    • We think we need additional parking on campus – is that the right thing to do?

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​380 Express

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Not an option for second shift employees 

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Only offer service until about 7:30pm

    • Could more service be added to accommodate second/third shift commuters?

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Employee discount coming soon

    Transit Study

    •​​​​​​​ CAMBUS

    • Coralville Transit

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Iowa City Transit

    • Consultant has been hired

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Route study

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Rates

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Late-night options

    • Exploration of fare-free for Coralville and Iowa City

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​On-board surveys take place next week

    • Complete study by June 2020

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Obtaining an objective view on what we do

    • More information,

    Wayfinding Plan

    • Project working with Joe Bilotta

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Consultant on board

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Likely to lead to a signage package

    Rules and Regulations Update

    ​​​​​​​•​​​​​​​ Updates to Towing Policy

    • Previous policy would keep a vehicle on the tow list if the vehicle owner had accumulated more than $200 in citations regardless of any payments made

    • Policy was intended to change behavior

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Updated policy will align with local entities

    • Small shift in policy

    • Customers will be able to get off the tow list

    • Changes will roll out next week

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​How many on average have been towed? 

    Alternative Transportation Modes Update


    • Finalizing details with vendor

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Same vendor as the City of Iowa City

    • Rates will be similar to the City of Iowa City

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Future Discussion:  Where should the hubs be placed?


    ​​​​​​​•​​​​​​​ Campus moratorium in place

    • Goal was to prevent vendors from just dropping inventory on campus

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Central administration supports the moratorium

    •​​​​​​​ UISG has an interest in having these on-campus

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Conversations are on-going

    • Feedback is welcome

    • How would University handle this transportation option and the issues that are likely to surface?

    ​​​​​​​•​​​​​​​ More to come

    Current Parking and Transportation Requests

    ​​​​​​​•​​​​​​​ Cultural Centers transportation requests

    •​​​​​​​ CAMBUS stops

    • Melrose – Cultural Centers stop

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Slater Hall stop

    • Grand/Byington stop

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Request is to eliminate Grand Byington and Slater Hall stop

    • Request is to funnel all traffic to the Melrose – Cultural Centers stop

    •​​​​​​​ CAMBUS services the Cultural Centers stop every 30 minutes

    ​​​​​​​•​​​​​​​ Would like to see what comes out of the Transit Study

    • Would like to bring this issue to this committee for feedback

    • Would take another bus to increase service frequency

    • More to come


    Meeting Length

    • Feedback

    • Typically we have meetings that last 90 minutes

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Are you open to shortening to 60 minutes? 

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Keep it at 90

    • Helpful to have documents in advance

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Do we limit the number of items on the agenda? 

    • Informational or discussion – agenda items

    ​​​​​​​Future Agenda Topics

    • Hawkeye Storage – should freshmen be allowed to bring cars to campus?

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Incentive programs for employees not to drive to work

    • Let us know any ideas you have agenda items for future meetings – contact Jessie, Erin or Carrie

    ​​​​​​​Printed agendas/handouts

    • Provide a small number of handouts in the future

    Meeting Adjourn

    •​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Meeting adjourned at 3:52pm

    Other Feedback

    Art Museum

    • Parking involvement on projects/new construction

    • Transportation demand management – how much parking is actually needed?