South Puget Sound Community College recently paid off bonds used to build and maintain the parking lots on its Mottman Road campus. And with no future lots planned (or space to build them for that matter), beginning fall quarter, parking permits are no longer required to park on campus.
While parking permits will no longer be required, all campus parking regulations will still be enforced. Vehicles must park in legal, designated parking spaces only. Violators will still be ticketed and fined.
Proper permits are still required for disabled parking spaces. Failure to do so can result in a $450 ticket. Special permits are still required for Percival Dining Room reserved spaces, and reserved spaces such as Hawks Prairie parking and vendor parking.
And while permits are no longer required, parking lots will still be tight and parking on campus will still be a challenge. That's why South Puget Sound is offering students, staff and faculty alternative ways to get to campus.
You Can Park Your Car and Ride the Bus to Campus
The college has identified several locations in the community where you can park and ride for free with your staff ID with a Star Pass. These locations include Westfield Capital Mall, the Hawks Prairie Center, the Martin Way Park and Ride, the Lacey Amtrak Station, and Deschutes Parkway.
You Can Share the Ride in a Vanpool or Carpool
To find information on vanpool routes and times, to sign up for a vanpool, or to get answers to frequently asked questions, go to www.intercitytransit.com and click Travel Options, then click Vanpool & Carpool. To join or create a carpool, go to www.intercitytransit.com and click Travel Options, then click Vanpool & Carpool. Click Carpooling and select Ridematch Application.
You Can Ride the Bus for Free
Staff with their staff IDs can ride local Intercity Transit service buses for free - anytime, anywhere. Just show the driver your valid staff identification card with a current Star Pass sticker. See Office Assistant 3 in Human Resources Heather Mellor for a Star Pass sticker.
For questions related to parking on campus, contact Campus Security at (360) 596-5299.