New flexible parking option available for staff and faculty
As of September 1st, 2021, staff can park less often than full-time at a rate closer to that of a permit rate — saving them from having to pay the higher casual parking rates.
“Post-pandemic, we realize the importance of offering more flexibility in parking permits, since there is a strong likelihood that this fall many staff and faculty will be working sometimes on campus and sometimes at home,” notes Cameron Neufeld, director, parking and transportation services.
Staff who opt in for flexible parking will be offered a discounted rate through their Parkmobile accounts, allowing them to park in one of 4 areas on Fort Garry campus: Parking lots B, Q, U, and E.
Staff will pay through the app with a credit card each time they are on campus.
Currently this option is available on the Fort Garry campus only, with information to be made available soon regarding flexible parking options at Bannatyne Campus.
Rate structure and how to opt in
The pricing structure of $4.50 per day is intended to offer a discount for anyone working 15 days or less in a month. Staff who consistently work over 15 days can choose to use Parkmobile, or purchase a full monthly permit for $75.
Visit the Parking Portal Help Page for instructions on how to opt in for the flexible parking option.
Other parking options for permit holders
To continue to hold your own parking spot, Permit Hold option remains available for $10 per month for staff and faculty who wish to retain their parking allocation, but who do not require full-time parking access in the fall.
If you do not wish to keep your permit active, by Aug. 27 you must either:
- place a Parking Hold Request: http://umanitoba.ca/sites/default/files/2020-09/parking-hold.pdf; or
- place a Cancellation Request: https://umanitoba.ca/parking/staff-parking/staff-parking-cancellation-form.
See the previous story on parking options including Hold Permits for faculty and staff.