|New Auto-Renewal Process Streamlines Parking Re-registration|
|Sunday, April 17 2011|
On June 30, your current University parking permit will expire. This year, to make re-registration easier, we’ve implemented an auto-renewal process.
It's pretty simple: If you pay for your permit by payroll deduction and have no outstanding citations (or, if you settle your citations before April 30), no action is necessary. Your permit will automatically renew for the 2011-12 parking year.
If you do not want your permit to renew automatically, you must log onto the parking website before April 30 and follow the instructions for opting out.
If you do in fact opt out of auto-renewal, you will be responsible for registering electronically (starting May 15) or in person at the Parking Office (starting June 1) before your permit expires on June 30. More information regarding “active” registration is below.
Active Renewal Option Remains
If you opted out of auto-renewal – or, if you do not pay for your permit via payroll deductions (e.g., you pay by credit card), and/or if you still have outstanding citations after April 30 – you will need to take an active role in registering for your 2011-12 permit.
Starting May 15, you may visit www.rochester.edu/parking and click on the “registration” link. Simply follow the on-screen instructions (you’ll need your Net ID and password). If you do not have internet access or simply prefer to renew in person, you may stop by the Parking Office to complete renewal paperwork starting June 1.
Again, please remember that you must pay all outstanding violations before registering for the 2011-12 parking year. Once you’ve renewed, your new permit will be mailed to your address on file; if necessary, please update this information by calling (275-4524) or stopping by the Parking Office. If you fail to renew by June 30, your AVI tag will not allow you into your gated lot (at the Medical Center).
New Prices Take Effect for Some Lots
While it may surprise some, the Medical Center’s parking operation does not generate a profit from faculty and staff parking permits, but continues to face a cumulative deficit now totaling more than $6 million. In fact, last year alone, the cost associated with supervising employee lots, maintaining the grounds (paving, plowing, re-striping, etc.), and providing buses to remote shuttle lots outpaced annual revenues by more than $300,000.
In order to help us cover this deficit, most lots will see modest rate increases this year. Pricing for permits continues to reflect which URMC lots are considered “remote” and which are categorized as “close in” (and more convenient). Starting today, more details describing changes to monthly rates are being sent out via a combination of e-mail (to parkers with URMC e-mail accounts) and snail mail to each employee’s home.
Don’t delay! If you renew your permit before June 1 (via auto-renewal or online), we’ll enter you into our PARKING SWEEPSTAKES for a chance to win a reserved space in your assigned lot for one year.
For more information, call the Medical Center Parking Office at 275-4524.
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