|Auto-Renewal Process Returns, Streamlining Parking Re-registration|
|Sunday, April 14 2013|
In just a couple months, your current University parking permit will expire. For the third year in a row, to make re-registration easy, we're relying on 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 27), no action is necessary. Your permit will automatically renew for the 2013-14 parking year.
If you do not want your permit to renew automatically, you must log onto the parking website before April 27 and follow the instructions for opting out (located under "Manage My Parking Account").
If you do in fact opt out of auto-renewal, you will be responsible for registering electronically (starting May 12) or in person at the Parking Office (starting June 3) before your permit expires on June 30. More information regarding “active” registration is below.
Of special note, we are instructing Lot 4 and Lot 10 parkers that no action is necessary on their part at this time. In late May, as we gain more insight into the timing of our College Town project, we will be in touch again with specific re-registration instructions for persons who park in these two lots.
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 28—you will need to take an active role in registering for your 2013-14 permit.
Starting May 12, you may
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 3.
Again, please remember that you must pay all outstanding violations before registering for the 2013-14 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 selling faculty and staff parking permits, but continues to face a cumulative deficit now totaling more than $6 million. The costs associated with staffing lots, maintaining and repairing grounds (paving, re-striping), providing shuttles to offsite locations, etc., continues to climb.
In order to help us balance operating costs and begin to payback this shortfall, most lots will see just 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 this week, 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.
Should you have questions about this annual renewal process, or if you need assistance with another parking-related matter, please call the URMC Parking Office at 275-4524.
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