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New Timeline Announced for Parking Changes

August 11, 2010


UC Merced’s Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) has
announced the timeline for the implementation of changes to the
campus’ parking system.

Information on parking permit options for faculty, staff and
eligible graduate students is available on the
TAPS
website
. These permits will be available for purchase beginning
Monday, Aug. 23.

To begin the application process, one must complete an
electronic application form — which will be made available
on this pageno
earlier than Aug. 23 — following the instructions as listed
by permit type.
Standard permits for
students
will be available earlier, with the date depending on
the type of permit.

NOTE: Unlike the renewal process in years past, if you would
like to purchase a parking permit for 2010-11, you
mustgo online to the TAPS website, select your
permit type and complete the application process. Your current
permit will
notautomatically roll over.

TAPS will use interoffice mail to distribute only “A” and “B”
permits, the standard permits for faculty, staff and eligible
graduate students. All other permits will have to be picked up at TAPS.

As of Tuesday, Sept. 7, the 2009-10 permits will no longer be
valid, and new permits must be displayed. TAPS staff will be
located in preferred parking lots to answer any questions, though
no citations will be given during the first week.

On Monday, Sept. 13, Parking Enforcement will begin citing for
expired permits and for vehicles parked in incorrect lots based on
their permits.

In addition, TAPS also announced:

  • To eliminate confusion over whether the lot is dedicated to a
    particular building, the Science and Engineering lot has been
    changed to the Le Grand Lot. New signage has been ordered.
  • “Reserved” spaces (green permits) will continue to be enforced
    on a regular basis. Enforcement in residential lots will begin
    Monday, Aug. 23.
  • Disabled permits will be available starting Monday, Aug. 23, in
    the TAPS office. These permits are $30 per month and are valid in
    all lots, including the preferred parking locations. To apply for
    this permit, please bring your valid ADA placard and registration
    printout from the DMV to TAPS.
  • Enforcement hours are being extended by two hours. Instead of 7
    a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, they will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Monday through Friday beginning Monday, Sept. 13.

TAPS also announced the following changes in transportation:

  • Summer CatTracks
    schedules
    end Thursday, Aug. 19.
  • Route 22 continues uninterrupted. This bus will provide faculty
    and staff transportation on campus for free; must show valid
    CatCard when boarding.
  • Fall CatTracks schedules will begin Tuesday, Aug. 24. New
    routes will be published on the
    TAPS websiteby Monday, Aug. 16.

Those with questions may contact the TAPS help desk at
taps@ucmerced.eduor (209)
228-8277. Or read

this earlier announcement
for a detailed explanation of the
parking changes.