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Parking Permit Renewal Begins June 10

Parking Permit Renewal Begins June 10

Rates to rise between 75 cents to $10.50 per month, depending on permit

Parking permit renewal begins June 10. Rates will rise between 75 cents to $10.50 per month, depending on permit

Durham, NC - The price to park at Duke will go up this year as costs to operate and maintain parking lots and garages rise around campus, and plans for advances in technology take shape.

Beginning in August, rates for parking permits will increase from 75 cents to $10.50 per month, depending on permit type. The change in price will affect all permits for students, faculty and staff with the average increase for employee permits growing about $5 a month.

"Nobody likes to hear that parking rates will go up, but it's a necessity," said Kyle Cavanaugh, vice president for administration. "This year, we'll see a standard rate increase across all permit types, but as we look out over the next two to five years, we will look to simplify the rate structure and maintain competitive pricing."

The price increase is necessary to make rates more equitable and competitive with the market and to pay for modern parking management technology and improvements to lots and garages. [For more details on the future of parking at Duke, read this interview with Cavanaugh.]

"We'll continue to encourage our alternative transportation options from carpooling and vanpooling to riding local bus lines with the free GoPass, and we hope the community will see these as valuable alternatives," Cavanaugh said.

Duke has worked in recent years to provide many alternative transportation options. About 700 students and employees bike to work in addition to these other modes:

Transit: Slightly more than 8,200 Duke community members use the GoPass, a free bus pass that allows students, faculty and staff  to ride for free on regional buses in Durham, Raleigh and in between.

Carpool: Nearly 800 employees and students save money by carpooling to campus, which provides discounted parking permits that also offer preferred parking.

Vanpool: Employees riding in a vanpool park for free at Duke. Triangle Transit provides the van, pays for gas and insurance, and arranges, oversees and pays for all maintenance.

Duke community members using alternative transportation are eligible for two free daily parking passes a month in case they need to drive to campus. Commuters can also purchase up to 20 daily parking passes each month for $4 each.

Renewal Information

Nearly all permits are set to expire Aug. 15 and permits owned by employees who pay with payroll deduction will renew automatically. Because permits are mailed, faculty and staff should confirm their address by visiting “Manage My Parking Account” on the parking and transportation website. New permits will be mailed to an employee’s listed address with Parking and Transportation, which is most commonly a home address.

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1st-Who are you competeing against?2nd- How much of the sport fans payment will go to improvement of these lots since the people who pay for them are unable to use them when they do sporting events.3rd- When will we see a difference, I'm at Circuit and the place is a mess, broken beer bottles and trash left by the sport fans and no walk way,  we always have the walk through the mud. If this is indeed for us and not the sport fans then I hope to see improvements some

What a crock. If the University wants to raise prices on parking, fine, that's an institutional prerogative. But don't insult the employees and the students with all that is being done to upgrade facilities ( I have parked in PGII for 20 years, and it is a rickety, leaky and dank mess with constantly malfunctioning elevators crowded with patients, visitors and employees). What is particularly galling is the notion that pricing is "competitive with the market" : Just who exactly is Duke in competition with when it comes to parking in Durham? And when it comes to the  bicycle commuting, the 700 students and employees who avail themselves of this mode of transportation amount by my calculation to less than 1.5% of the total population of students and employees.This would indicate that lip service and lip service only is being paid to cyclists, and proper incentivization and improvements in the infrastructure to support bicyle commuting as a viable alternative is sadly lacking

I am not sure what "maintain competitive pricing" means - who is the competition? 

I've been a Green Zone parking customer for several years, and I've noticed that the number of spaces in the Green Zone has declined while the number assigned to students and staff seems only to increase, along with graduate student enrollment. Lately I've noticed that construction on the soccer fields has made inaccessible approximately half of the 150 spaces in the Fred Bassett Drive lot. Will those be permanently removed from the lot? If so, how does Duke Parking and Transportation plan to adjust parking allotments for the coming year?A number of us who park in the Green Zone are staff who work on the south-west side of campus, a significant distance from the Duke University Road lots (which unlike the Grounds Lot offer no shuttle). May I suggest that some of us be assigned spaces in the Chemistry lot? I've never been able to get DPTS to tell me the exact number of spaces that are spoken for in each lot, but it is apparent every fall that the Bassett Drive/Grounds Lot area overflows while the Chemistry Lot rarely fills up. Thank you for your consideration. 

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Contact: Duke Parking and Transportation Services
Phone: (919) 684-PARK (7275)

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