West Deck

University Park faculty/staff, student parking rates to increase starting July 1

Thursday, March 3, 2022

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State Transportation Services has announced rate changes for faculty/staff, student, and service/delivery parking permits at University Park for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years. For 2022-23, rates for employee parking permits will increase between $2 and $4 per month, while student parking rates will rise between $8 and $30 per semester, depending on the permit type. The full list of parking rates for the next two academic years is provided below.

Parking permit rates for technical service and all other faculty/staff employees have not increased since 2013.

Parking rates for technical service employees are set through their collective bargaining process, while all other permit rates are set by Transportation Services and approved by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Business.

Parking fees are collected to cover the numerous fixed and variable costs associated with managing University parking facilities, to include parking facility construction and maintenance, staff salaries and benefits, and parking-related technology equipment and software. Parking revenue also is used to provide various campus transportation programs and services, to include campus transit, the RIDEpass reduced-fare mass transit pass program for employees and graduate students, campus bicycle facilities, and the Spin E-Bike Share Program.

"While the University's expenses for parking and transportation infrastructure and operations continue to grow, most of our parking rates have remained unchanged for the past nine years," said Sara Thorndike, senior vice president for Finance and Business/treasurer. "While every effort is made to keep rates as low as possible, the upcoming rate increases are critical to seeing that Transportation Services can continue to meet the parking and transportation needs of the University community."

In addition to the rate changes noted below, the Evening/Weekend-only permit for faculty, staff, students, and visitors will be discontinued, effective June 30, 2022. Permit return and exchange instructions for current Evening/Weekend-only permit holders will be shared later, and information on parking options for RIDEpass program participants who currently use the Evening/Weekend-only permit will be announced prior to the start of the 2022-23 RIDEpass program year, which begins June 1.

FACULTY/STAFF AND SERVICE/DELIVERY PARKING PERMIT RATE CHANGES

Beginning July 1, 2022, the following changes to faculty/staff and service/delivery monthly parking permit rates will take effect:

•    Core permits (Brown, Green, Orange, Red, Silver, Yellow) will increase from $37 per month to $39 per month for technical service employees and all other faculty/staff employees.
•    Commuter permits will increase from $10 per month to $12 per month for technical service employees and all other faculty/staff employees.
•    ROO permits will increase from $88 per month to $92 per month.
•    LOO permits will increase from $64 per month to $67 per month.
•    Service permits will increase from $64 per month to $67 per month.
•    Delivery permits will increase from $50 per year to $55 per year.

These rates will remain in place through June 30, 2023.

Beginning July 1, 2023, the following faculty/staff parking permit rate changes will take effect:

•    Core permits (Brown, Green, Orange, Red, Silver, Yellow) will increase from $39 per month to $40 per month for technical service employees and from $39 per month to $41 per month for all other faculty/staff employees. 
•    Commuter permits will increase from $12 per month to $13 per month for technical service employees and from $12 per month to $14 per month for all other faculty/staff employees.
•    ROO permits will increase from $92 per month to $97 per month.
•    LOO permits will increase from $67 per month to $70 per month.

These rates will remain in place through June 30, 2024.

STUDENT PARKING PERMIT RATE CHANGES

The following per-semester student parking rate changes will be made beginning with the fall 2022 semester:

•    Commuter permit rates will increase from $45 per semester to $54 per semester.
•    Residential core permit (Lot 22, Lot 42, Lot 81, Lot 82, YWH/Nittany Deck) rates will increase from $320 per semester to $336 per semester.
•    Resident storage (Lot 83) rates will increase from $162 per semester to $170 per semester.
•    Off-campus storage permit (Lot 43, YAS/West Deck) rates will increase from $203 per semester to $233 per semester.
•    Brown 11 permit rates for White Course Apartments residents will remain $162 per semester but will no longer be included as part of each resident's lease agreement and must be paid for by each student when registering for it.

Effective for the fall 2023 semester, the following student parking permit rate changes will take effect:

•    Commuter permit rates will increase from $54 per semester to $63 per semester.
•    Residential core permit (Lot 22, Lot 42, Lot 81, Lot 82, YWH/Nittany Deck) rates will increase from $336 per semester to $353 per semester.
•    Resident storage (Lot 83) rates will increase from $170 per semester to $179 per semester.
•    Off-campus storage permit (Lot 43, YAS/West Deck) rates will increase from $233 per semester to $268 per semester.
•    Brown 11 permit rates for White Course Apartments residents will increase from $162 per semester to $203 per semester.

For questions or more information on University Park parking, visit transportation.psu.edu, email [email protected] or call 814-865-1436.