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Date Posted: September 27, 2009
Beginning Oct. 1, 2009, student parking fees will increase by 25 cents; faculty/staff parking fees will increase by 50 cents; and visitor fees will increase by 75 cents.

What are your concerns about these increases?
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Anonymous | Posted: September 29, 2009 | Reply

I am fine with the increases, as long as they fix the structures. Structure 1 has many spots roped off. What is going on there?

Sandra H. | Posted: October 29, 2009

I actually asked the parking department about this. The main reason for the parking increase is that structure 1 needs remodeling because if left in the state that it is it will become structurally unsound in the coming years.

Anonymous | Posted: January 13, 2010

I am not fine with the increses.

Anonymous | Posted: October 28, 2009 | Reply

Also fine with increase IF they produce results. It's frustrating to get email saying improvements are being made and that's why there's an increase in fees...but lights are out in structures, elevators don't work for weeks at a time, etc. Also, when planning for construction/repairs, it would be smart not to do it just when classes are going to start (for example, this year's med school structure construction at the beginning of August).

Heather C. | Posted: October 28, 2009 | Reply

If i could even park in Structure 1 on the "assigned parking" side - i might support an increase - but the parking spots are ridiculously over sold and frustrating to type the least.

Anonymous | Posted: October 28, 2009 | Reply

I am not fine with the increase. I have steadily seen the parking fees increase beyond acceptable. Many, many Universities do not charge for parking. You get enough of our money with unforseen feesand add ons. Enough already.

Anonymous | Posted: October 28, 2009 | Reply

I don't support the increase because I don't see any positive changes happening with our extra money. I have never seen public safety officers patrol any of the lots or ramps, I have had nothing but trouble with the parking office every semester, usually having to call 5+ times for them to actually get my card activated properly, and I've never attended a university that charged for parking in the first place, let alone this incredibly high amount.

Anonymous | Posted: October 28, 2009 | Reply

I am also NOT okay with the increase. The price to park has increased constantly for the past 7 years that I've been affiliated with WSU. How much money do they rake in per day compared to the minimal costs of maintaining structures and lots?

Anonymous | Posted: October 28, 2009 | Reply

In my tenure at WSU, I've seen the price go from 75 cents (actually inserting quarters) to today's overpriced fiasco. I can nevr gt a spot: thery're always full! It should be free!

Kevin S. | Posted: October 28, 2009 | Reply

Like many others, I find the prices reasonable, but get frustrated at the lack of available spaces. I have driven in circles in the structure across from State Hall (over La Pita) when it has indicated spaces available.

Anonymous | Posted: January 13, 2010

I don't find the prices reasonable.

Anonymous | Posted: October 28, 2009 | Reply

I already pay enough in tuition and everything else, the increase is ridiculous. I have seen no change and no reason for an increase. How much could it possibly cost to maintain a parking structure?

Anonymous | Posted: January 13, 2010 | Reply

The parking fee for regular parking is $200.00! It was $180.00 just last month. What the hell are you student council members doing if people can just jack up prices like that whenevr they want to for the same amount of crappy service within the same term year! Are you kidding me! Fight for us or get out. Don't just run fo office to better your resumes!

Anonymous | Posted: January 23, 2010

$20 extra for parking a semester? If you have class for 4 days of the 17 week-semester, thats 68 times you'll use the parking structure. Its an increase of 29 cents per entry for the average user. I say raise the cost to $250, the school needs more money and, frankly, if you can afford to drive (insurance, financing / leasing, gas), then you can find a way to pay $250. This will also keep tuition low for ALL students

Rosalie K. | Posted: February 25, 2011

To Anonymous who posted on January 23, 2010 stating that "the school needs more money," stop fooling yourself. And stop posing as a student.

Anonymous | Posted: January 23, 2010 | Reply

Obviously students dont want to hear this, but parking is one of the "hidden costs" of a university that can be exploited for significant financial gain; where demand will remain high no matter where the price goes (people NEED to drive to school, its as simple as that). Sure it wont be popular, but the school needs the money.

Anonymous | Posted: January 25, 2010 | Reply

I honestly think that if the Parking Office was more efficient and actually did their job right, then maybe some of the cost would be decreased. I realize that they have a lot of things to deal with, but it seems like every semester they screw up my parking pass. I never get it sent to the right address...and sometimes, like this semester, it never gets sent to me at all. When I call, I get the run-around. I received my parking pass almost 1 month after I sent in my form via fax. Recently, I also found out that UT residents no longer have access to Lot #72, which is marked as a resident parking lot. How'd I find out? I swiped my card and it read "Access Denied." Apparently, residents are now only allowed to park in Structure 8...which is extremely annoying (especially with the rate increase), but would have been understandable if they had actually let us know. When I called, I was told that the "director" decided to make it so that residents could only park in Structure 8 and that we were "supposed" to have been informed when we turned in our parking forms. I clearly wasn't notified, and neither were my friends who also live in UT. In the era of technology, when you can send an email with the click of a button, it seems ridiculous that the Parking Office couldn't send an email about this.

Rosalie K. | Posted: February 1, 2011 | Reply

Reading over all of your comments has increased my anger over this. $3.00 to park? TO PARK MY CAR? And don't even get me started on the chaotic parking ticket fiasco on Anthony Wayne Drive with those new parking spots but no meters. What the hell is going on here? I call and they tell me that the No Standing Zone signs will be taken down in a few weeks but as long as they're up they can ticket. Why are they playing games? If people want Detroit to thrive they need to stop hustling. Yes, WSU hustles. And if that's the case, I told the woman on the phone that as long as those signs are up, I'll pay the ticket. But when those damn signs come down, I WANT A REFUND!

Craig H. | Posted: July 5, 2013 | Reply

Parking went up once again. And GTA's are now classified as faculty tripling the parking rates for some grad students. How does the Student Senate vote when these fee increases come along???

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