Beginning Aug. 15, UNC Transportation and Parking will charge for parking on campus from Monday evenings through Friday mornings from 5 p.m. until 7:30 a.m. Daytime parking permits for students and employees will be honored at night.
The Weeknight Parking Program is part of the funding strategy for the Transportation and Parking 5-Year Plan. The Advisory Committee for Transportation (ACT) with broad-based campus representation works with Transportation and Parking every five years to make recommendations to develop a new plan that generates the revenue necessary to cover expenses, such as fare-free at boarding local and regional transit, Tar Heel Bikes bike share program, maintenance, operations, and other technology and service improvements.
The Weeknight Parking Program limits increases to daytime permit and hourly rates, which have historically subsidized the overall cost of the parking system and a portion of the transit cost. The weeknight parking program sets up a funding approach with daytime and evening users contributing to the system.
“It was important to us to hear from all areas of campus about how this change would impact them and any concerns they may have,” said Cheryl Stout, director of transportation and parking. “I have met with dozens of campus departments and the Town of Chapel Hill to personally address questions, and will continue to work collaboratively as we approach implementation.”
The University’s transportation and parking system is receipt supported. It is also important to note that funds from parking enforcement measures, such as parking tickets, are remanded to the State Attorney General’s officer and earmarked for local secondary schools. These funds do not return to the University.
Weekend hours are 5 p.m. Friday until 7:30 a.m. Monday and parking will remain available without a permit.
For more information on weeknight parking, visit the Weeknight Parking page.