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|Volume 68, Issue 3, Wednesday,
August 28, 2002
Parking on campus can be a test of patience
Parking: Expansions may help ease parking problems
As the fall semester begins, many students have come to realize that finding a parking space at UH is an exercise in patience and luck.
Being late for class is not unusual the first days of school as rushing
(or crawling) through lines and lines of cars take away much more time
Several parking lot expansion projects are expected to be completed
this semester, however, which will add much-needed parking spaces in an
"The first two weeks of school are always the worst; student attendance
is at its peak as well as students being on campus for (several)
Unfortunately for students, some spaces are being lost this semester.
"Close to 200 parking spaces will also be lost due to reconfiguration/beautification
projects, which will include the planting of trees along Cullen
However, not all are losses. One of the new scheduled parking projects
is the expansion of faculty and staff parking lot 15C and the expansion
Parking and Transportation Services is working on a temporary gravel
lot of 300 to 400 spaces on the corner of Wheeler Avenue and Calhoun
While the construction of new parking is well underway, dozens of students
waited in line late Tuesday to purchase parking permits at the PTS
The raise in parking fees was recently approved for the UH Fiscal Year 2003 to allow future parking facility improvements.
Opinions about parking problems among students ranged from outrage to
resignation. A construction of a high-rise parking building was
"I have no complaints about parking at all. People complain when they
can't park in front of the door," said senior finance major Vance William,
Not everyone shares William's views.
"What really needs to take place is a high-rise parking building construction,
with a shuttle bringing students back and forth," said Santosh Eype,
The open parking period ends Sept. 5. After that, all cars without a
valid parking decal will be ticketed.
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