(Posted 9/29/2015, Last Updated 10/9/2015)
PARKING ADVISORY (UPDATE)
AREA AFFECTED: Lot 114
SCOPE OF PROJECT:
(UPDATE)(UPDATE)Transportation Services has been notified by the contractor that the completion of this project will be further delayed by approximately one week from the updated October 12th estimate. If Lot 114 should become full you may park in Lot 122 while displaying your Lot 114 permit. Further updates will be provided as they become available.
Transportation Services has been notified by Spaw Glass that the south east end of lot 114 will be temporarily closed Wednesday, July 1st beginning at 4:00a.m. to set up a concrete pump truck and pour a section of the new boulevard. Concrete trucks will be entering the lot to discharge into the pump truck during the course of the pour. Please use caution and avoid the area.
For the duration of this project, customers with permits for Lot 114 should park in the unaffected areas of the lot or lot 122 while displaying your Lot 114 permit.We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Sincerely,Texas A&M UniversityTransportation Services
AREA AFFECTED: Lot 39, Cain Hall
Due to construction Lot 39, located adjacent to Cain Hall, is expected to close approximately November 15. We understand the spaces on Gene Stallings Boulevard, spaces 3916-3925, may remain open beyond November 15.
Customers IN Cain Hall:We are in close communication with Student Affairs and plans are already underway for moving all parties out of Cain Hall to other buildings and other parking lots or garages.
Customers NOT IN Cain Hall:For customers with permits for Lot 39 who work SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN CAIN HALL, a survey will be sent in mid-October asking where you would like to park once the lot closes. You may continue parking in Lot 39 until the project requires its closure. Assignments to new parking areas will be made in months of service order. Requests from employees with the highest months of service will be fulfilled first. As per University policy, since your lot is closing, you will be given priority over other people currently on waiting lists.
It is our goal to make this transition as smooth and convenient as possible for you. To this end, we plan to reach your departmental parking representative to request assistance with your permit exchange during the week before the closure.
There may be projects in or near the lot before this date requiring spaces within the lot to be blocked off to accommodate the work. We will provide updates as we receive them.
AREA AFFECTED: Central Campus Garage
Transportation Services has entered into a pilot project agreement with Park Assist to in order to gain first-hand understanding of the benefits of a Parking Guidance System. This system has been installed in the lower level of the Central Campus Garage.
This system provides immediate assistance to customers by providing visual indication of available spaces. For a given sensor, which can monitor from one to four spaces, a red light means no space is available for those spaces monitored by that sensor. A green light means at least one space is available for those spaces monitored by that sensor. We welcome your constructive feedback on the system.
AREA AFFECTED: Lot 99
SCOPE OF PROJECT:
Transportation Services has been notified that contractors will be removing the existing wood fence at the back of Lot 99a and replacing it with a new block wall. This project will begin on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 and continue through December 31, 2015. The project will require the closure of a section of Lot 99a (see map).ALTERNATE PARKING:
For the duration of this project, customers with permits for Lot 99 should park in the unaffected areas of the lot.We appreciate your patience and understanding.
AREA AFFECTED: Lots 18,73,98 and 114
Howdy,Now that parking assignments for the new year have been made, we need to remind our 2015-16 customers in Lots 18, 73, 98 and 114 your lots are incorporated into the game day parking system and are considered 12th Man Lots which are reserved on home football game days. For the 2015 football season, there will still be room for up to a couple hundred customers with permits for Lots 18, 73, 98 and 114 to park on game days on a first come, first served basis. If the space allotted for permit holders becomes consumed, the next available lot where customers with A&M permits may park without paying is immediately across Raymond Stotzer Parkway in Lots 9, 13 or 75 or in Research Park in Lot 113 or Fan Field. Your 2015-16 parking permit will also be honored without payment in the lots shaded maroon on the Football Parking Map. http://transport.tamu.edu/FBmap
Due to continued growth and demand, we anticipate beginning in 2016 these lots will become fully incorporated into the game day system and reserved for 12th Man Y permits exclusively. Years ago these lots were considered 12th Man Lots, but were taken out of the game day system as demand went down. These lots are now needed again due to stadium and gameday crowd growth and are planned to operate like other 12th Man Lots across campus.
If you plan to attend the game, leave the traffic to us and ride the FREE Get to the Grid gameday express shuttle that has a new location at American Momentum Plaza. It operates 3.5 hours pre-game and 1.5 hours post game. http://transport.tamu.edu/grid
This year we will also be offering a gameday shuttle from Historic Downtown Bryan. The shuttle picks up on Regent St., behind the Clara B. Mounce Public Library and will operate 2 hours pre-game and 1 hour post game. http://transport.tamu.edu/bryanshuttle
A limited number of the regular game day shuttles will also be running. Please visit http://transport.tamu.edu/Transit/gameday for specific route information.
If there is a special circumstance that requires access to the building on game day, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work to find a solution.
For additional information regarding game day parking and transportation, please visit: http://transport.tamu.edu/football, email email@example.com, or call 979-862-PARK.
TRAFFIC ANDPARKING ADVISORY
AREA AFFECTED: Northside Garage
It is not newsworthy to report the conditions surrounding Northside Garage cause traffic backups at peak times. There is not a single solution to resolve the issue. We are writing to give you an update about discussions, actions and some changes that have been and will be occurring that will hopefully work together to improve traffic flow in and around Northside Garage:1. Effective immediately and through the rest of the summer: the gates on Ireland Street near Ross Street and along Ross Street to the east, between Ireland and Bizzell Streets are being raised at 5:00 pm (instead of 6:00 pm) to provide another exit path at the end of the work day. The reduced campus traffic in the summer allows this new gate access pattern. We will preliminarily attempt to keep the new gate time in the fall as long as bus and pedestrian traffic are not impeded. We will watch it closely and keep you posted.2. We had an engineering firm evaluate the garage and they recommended closing the University Drive access point to improve pedestrian and vehicular safety and vehicular exit times. Focus group feedback told us customers were hesitant to accept this recommendation so we conducted a traffic time study in the spring with the drive lane open and will conduct another in the fall with the drive lane closed. Results of the study will be used to inform our decision about closing the University Drive access.3. The University Drive Improvement Project is progressing to the east and plans in the next phase are to:a. Install a median that will prevent left turns into and out of Northside Garage at University Drive. At a minimum, this change alone will reduce the University Drive access to right hand turns in and out only;b. Extend the left turn cue from University Drive to Ireland Street and improve the signal timing for vehicles in these lanes of traffic.4. In conjunction with the University Drive Improvement Project the university is investigating altering Asbury Street at University Drive to allow two lanes for left turns, one thru right lane, and one right turn only lane. This will give more cuing capacity on Asbury to relieve traffic back up in the garage.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to look for ways to improve the campus and our service to you.
(Posted 4/30/2015, Last Updated 4/30/2015)
AREA AFFECTED: Lot 36c
SCOPE OF PROJECT:
Transportation Services has been notified by Utilities and Energy Services that REC Industries will be installing a 3 million gallon thermal storage tank in the open area at the intersection of Turk and Sippel Roads beginning May 1, 2015 through the completion of the project (approx. 8 months). This will require the closure of a section of Lot 36c. Please see attached map:ALTERNATE PARKING:
For the duration of this project, customers with permits for Lot 36 should avoid this area and park in the unaffected areas of the lot.We appreciate your patience and understanding.