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What Does the Five-Year Plan fund?

The Plan accounts for future growth and obligations that require new revenue, including the University’s share of the cost of offering:

  • Fare-free service to Chapel Hill Transit riders
  • Subsidies for regional transit and vanpools
  • Operating Point-to-Point (P2P) services
  • Inflation obligations
  • Payments for 400-800 space parking deck for patients and visitors
  • Campus enhancements, such as LED lighting, a bike share program, and an operations management system

What Changes Are In This Five-Year Plan?

  • Daytime permits increase first three years of the plan.
  • Student transportation fee increases for fare-free local and regional transit for first two years of plan.
  • A weeknight parking program will begin Fall 2019.
  • North campus hourly parking lots and meters increase first year of the plan.
  • A number of campus and parking enhancements will be implemented.

Complete Changes

LED Lighting

Reduce maintenance and utility costs by adopting more sustainable LED lighting in parking decks around campus. Transitioning to LED lighting will increase the safety and security for employees, students, and visitors.

Planned Implementation: 2018-19 to 2021-22

  • Rams Head Parking Deck
  • Jackson Circle Parking Deck
  • Cobb Parking Deck
  • Business School Parking Deck


An update to the Parking Access Revenue Control Systems (PARCS), which will help lower operating costs and increase overall parking reliability.

Planned Implementation: 2017-18 to 2019-20

Bike Share Program

A convenient system for alternate transportation that will reduce on-campus carbon emissions and parking demands.

TransLoc (P2P)

Increase efficiency and safety by reducing wait times with the new P2P on-demand reservations system through TransLoc smart phone app.

Planned Implementation: 2017-18 to 2021-22


Web-based CampusBird mapping technology for parking and transportation, including construction and event management.

Planned Implementation: 2016-17

Starting August 2019, parking on campus during weeknights will require a credential. Daytime permit holders and paying visitors have historically subsidized the overall cost of the parking system and a portion of the transit cost. The Weeknight Parking Program is part of the funding strategy for the Transportation and Parking 5-Year Plan. The Advisory Committee for Transportation (ACT) works with Transportation and Parking to develop a balanced funding approach to support the system that considers impacts to all user groups.

General Program Information

  • Daytime and park-and-ride permits will be honored on weeknights on campus. No further action or fee required
  • Weeknight parking hours are Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.
  • Weeknight parking will be available in most campus lots throughout campus on a first-come, first-served basis with a valid credential
  • Weekend parking on campus will not require a permit
  • Weeknight Parking map
  • Weeknight Parking Outreach and Implementation

Students (excluding first-year undergraduate students) will be eligible for a weeknight parking permit. First-year undergraduate students are exempt from the weeknight parking fee and are not eligible for a permit.

Student Weeknight Parking Permit Pricing
Pricing for Students for 5-Year-Plan FY19/20 FY20/21 FY21/22
Fees $6/yr

Student daytime permits are honored during weeknights; no additional action or fee required. Students without a daytime permit will be able to register online in July for a weeknight parking permit at no additional fee. Permits can be mailed directly to home addresses.

Employees whose work schedule is between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. (Monday – Thursday) may purchase a weeknight parking permit based on the sliding salary scale.

Employee Weeknight Parking Permit Pricing
Salary Scale FY19/20 Permit Price FY20/21 Permit Price
<$29k $234 ($9.08/bi-weekly) $234 ($9.08/bi-weekly)
$29K-$50K $259 ($9.96/bi-weekly) $259 ($9.96/bi-weekly)
$50K-$100K $311 ($11.96/bi-weekly) $311 ($11.96/bi-weekly)
>$100K $402 ($15.45/bi-weekly) $402 ($15.45/bi-weekly)
Daytime CAP $25 (annually) $25 (annually)

Employee daytime permits are honored during weeknights; no additional action or fee required. Employees who commute (bus, vanpool, carpool, bike, walk) to campus between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and do not purchase a daytime permit and return frequently to campus may purchase an annual $25 weeknight permit.

Visitors will need a credential to park on campus or may use conveniently located stations throughout campus or the Parkmobile app for online or mobile pay options.

  • $1 one-night temporary pass available in designated lots throughout campus
  • Hourly Parking
    • $1.50 per hour for South Campus
    • $1.75 per hour for North and Mid campus
    • $1.75 per hour meters located throughout campus

Weeknight Parking Working Group

The Weeknight Parking Working Group is made up of UNC Chapel Hill and Town of Chapel Hill representatives that are charged with developing the program’s implementation. For more information, please visit the Weeknight Parking Working Group.

Late Night Travel

Fee Changes
Fee Increases FY17/18 FY18/19 FY19/20 FY20/21 FY21/22
Annual Daytime Permit Increases1,2
1% = $0.12 to $0.88 / bi-weekly period
+1% +1% +1%
Department Transportation Fee Increases3
Student Transportation Fee Increases
Local/Regional Component
+$5.44/yr (3.5%) +$5.64/yr (3.5%)
Student Transportation Fee Increases
Weeknight Parking Component
(Overall Rate)
Weeknight Parking – Employee Permit $234-402/yr $234-402/yr $234-402/yr
Weeknight Parking – Visitor Parking4 Y Y Y
North Campus & Meters
Hourly Rate Increases (Overall rate)






  1. Parking Permit Wage Scale revises the lowest salary range from $25K to $29K
  2. Parking subsidy set at $800K/yr (reduced from $1M in FY16/17)
  3. No planned increases to healthcare patient/visitor rates (Dogwood, ACC, Hospital ADA)