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Lots 18, 73, 98 and 114 Gameday Parking in Your Lot

8/21/2015

(Posted 8/21/2015)
PARKING ADVISORY
AREA AFFECTED: Lots 18,73,98 and 114

SCOPE OF PROJECT:

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 parking@tamu.edu 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 parking@tamu.edu, or call 979-862-PARK.

Sincerely,
Texas A&M University
Transportation Services



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Completion of Kyle Field Construction, Lot 62 (UPDATE)

8/15/2015

(Posted 8/4/2015, Last Updated 8/19/2015)
PARKING ADVISORY
AREA AFFECTED: Lot 62

SCOPE OF PROJECT:

UPDATE:
Transportation Services has been notified that Lot 62 will be completed ahead of schedule and will likely open on August 31, 2015. We will send notice closer to this date to confirm. PLEASE NOTE: We are opening the lot ahead of schedule to give the best access as soon as possible to you our permit holders. We have been notified of likely short term closures that will be required the week of September 7 and a definite closure the afternoon of September 11 when alternate parking will be provided in West Campus Garage. We felt it better service to give you earlier access despite knowing there may be minor inconveniences for a short period. We will keep you informed and appreciate your patience.


The construction on Kyle Field is in its final stages of completion and Lot 62 remains under construction. Until further notice, your 2015-16 Lot 62 parking permit will be valid in West Campus Garage. We will send updates as they are available, but we currently anticipate you can begin parking in Lot 62 not later than September 14.
We appreciate your patience.


Sincerely,
Texas A&M University
Transportation Services



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Moore Avenue Closure

8/14/2015

(Posted 8/10/2015)
TRAFFIC ADVISORY
AREA AFFECTED: Lots 90 and 99

SCOPE OF PROJECT:
Transportation Services has been notified that Moore Ave. between W-X Row and the entrance to Lot 99a will be closed for repairs beginning Friday, August 14 through Friday, August 28.  For a map of the project please click the link below:

ALTERNATE ROUTE:

This project does not impact parking lots but does affect the routes available for access to and from lots 90 and 99. All affected permit holders should access the area via Office St. to Ball St.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,
Texas A&M University
Transportation Services


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Traffic Improvement Plan

6/19/2015

(Posted 6/19/2015)
TRAFFIC ANDPARKING ADVISORY
AREA AFFECTED: Northside Garage

SCOPE OF PROJECT:

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.

Sincerely,
Texas A&M University
Transportation Services



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Lot 36 Thermal Storage Tank Installation

5/1/2015

(Posted 4/30/2015, Last Updated 4/30/2015)
PARKING ADVISORY
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.

Sincerely,
Texas A&M University
Transportation Services


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