As a unit within the Division of Finance and Administration and Auxiliary Services, Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) keeps the University of Idaho moving by facilitating a safe and efficient parking and transportation system. PTS strives for excellence in customer service and is committed to serving the U of I by providing clear and informative communications, making sound financial decisions, and engaging with stakeholders as our campus adapts to changing needs and growth.
To become a campus where a personally owned vehicle is not required to meet commuter and campus resident mobility needs.
We believe in a work environment and programs characterized by transparency, respect, integrity, fairness and consistency. We are problem solvers who believe in collaboration, teamwork and personal commitment with focus on cost‐effectiveness and fiscal responsibility, as we are financial stewards for our customers. We have respect and appreciation for the entire campus community and are dedicated to providing friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and specific customer service.
For FY22, parking permit prices will continue to adjust in accordance with the long-range permit fee plan first introduced to the campus community in spring 2018.
Goals with permit fees have been and continue to be:
- Utilize permit fees to manage parking supply and demand
- Adjust pricing of permits in relation to one another, with a goal of achieving values of $400 (Gold), $300 (Orange & residential), $200 (Red), $100 (Blue & economy) by FY24
- Moderate increases following FY24 to avoid stagnant prices that require substantial increases to catch up on revenue in future years (less impactful to customers)
- Continue to rely heavily on permit revenue for supporting all campus parking and transportation initiatives (including expanded support of alternative transportation options and annual funding of necessary parking lot maintenance)
- Permit revenue makes up between 60-70% of total PTS revenue, and that is by design
- Continued need to maintain campus infrastructure requires steady fee increases
- In FY21, PTS committed to providing the University of Idaho’s contribution to SMART Transit, Moscow’s free community public transit system ($128K annually)
- $200K is budgeted annually for capital projects to repair and maintain campus parking infrastructure
- PTS is a 100% self-supporting unit, receiving no general education dollars