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 page no 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:
TAPS also announced the following changes in transportation: