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UT Tyler Campus Police Implement Parking Changes

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August 20, 2012

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

August 20, 2012

The University of Texas at Tyler has implemented reserved faculty/staff parking and other traffic changes for the fall 2012 semester, Mike Medders, chief of police, announced.

Designated faculty/staff spaces will be reserved from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. These spaces are prominently marked as ‘Reserved’ on the pavement along with the lot and space number.

“Unauthorized vehicles parked in the special marked reserved spaces will be subject to ticketing, booting and/or impoundment upon the complaint of the purchaser of the space,” Medders said. “Violators are responsible for any booting and towing fees, so the penalty for parking in these spaces will be very expensive to the violator. We sincerely do not want to have to boot or tow violator vehicles, so please assist us by staying clear of these spaces.”

After 5 p.m. each day, these spaces are open for general parking.

Other significant parking changes include angled parking spaces, as well as a shuttle service that will begin later this semester.

“Angled parking was created in certain lots to improve traffic flow and safety. Due to the one-way traffic flow, backed-in parking is not allowed within those lots,” Medders said.

The shuttle service will be free for all students. Shuttles are expected to run 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Designated routes will be announced.

UT Tyler students, faculty and staff are reminded that parking on campus is by permit only. There is a three-day grace period for obtaining permits. Enforcement for permit violations will begin on Thursday, Aug. 23.

Students may pay for their permit online or at the cashiers office. Faculty and staff may obtain their permit by submitting their payroll deduction form at the police department or by direct pay at the cashiers office. Anyone having unpaid citations must pay their balance prior to being issued a permit.

The traffic citation fine schedule and other updated information may be found online at the campus police department’s website under ‘Parking and Traffic Information,’ Medders added.

“We encourage all students, as well as faculty and staff, to familiarize themselves with our website,” he said.

For more information, call 903.565.5840 or visit the website.

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