UI increasing parking-permit rates for faculty, staff by 12.5 percent

UI increasing parking-permit rates for faculty, staff by 12.5 percent

URBANA — The University of Illinois is raising its parking-permit rates for faculty and staff in July by 12.5 percent, the first increase since 2012.

Parking-meter rates will also increase in July 2023, from $1 an hour to $1.25 an hour.

The increase will help the self-funded parking department pay for maintenance and construction, including a refurbishment of two parking garages near the campus bookstore.

Prices are based on salary, so for a person making $50,000 a year, the rate will increase from $400 a year to $450.

The prices amount to 0.9 percent of someone's salary, up from 0.8 percent, and are capped at $745 for a person making $82,777 a year. The fees are for virtual parking permits, which are enforced with license-plate-recognition technology.

There's a cap "to make a realistic limit on a parking permit for those with salaries above $82,777," said Marty Paulins, the UI's director of parking.

He said the "increased routine yearly maintenance on the surface parking lots is needed."

The parking department is also planning to completely refurbish the C7 and C10 parking garages next to the Illini Hillel building, between Fifth, Sixth, John and Daniel streets.

UI salary-based parking rates

Increases in faculty and staff virtual parking permits:

Annual salary 0.8%/year 0.9%/year 0.8%/month 0.9%/month
$30,000 $240 $270 $20.00 $22.50
$50,000 $400 $450 $33.33 $37.50
$70,000 $590 $630 $46.67 $52.50

Source: UI Parking Department

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