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UWT, city offer bargain student rates on underused parking

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on March 29, 2012 at 6:35 am with 3 Comments »
March 29, 2012 7:24 am

University of Washington Tacoma students can sign up for a new bargain-rate parking program that will make use of underused parking spots and reduce parking pressure near the downtown campus.

Exit 133 reports that the program will allow students to purchase quarterly parking passes for the Convention Center or Museum of Glass parking lots that will allow them to park an average of twice weekly during an 11-week quarter.

The cost of the trial program is $66 for 22 parking privileges, or $3 per day. The program is also rolling out a special $1 hourly rate at the Convention Center garage for the Spring quarter. The reduced rate parking won’t be available during large Convention Center events.

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  1. whitman411 says:

    This makes absolutely no sense. If the garages are under-performing, the prices should be raised. That is the Tacoma way.

  2. retiredssg says:

    So we campaign to get people to drive less-take the bus, bike, walk or carpool and then when the campaign appears successful-or people don’t want to pay $4.00+ for gas-we start encouraging more driving? Wow!

    That must be some good stuff the city and UWT are smoking!

  3. This is about giving students a break, not about the parking lots performance/utilization. There isn’t enough parking close to campus. This is a good thing that comes too late for my daughter who graduated earlier this month.

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