May 27, 2005 • Volume 13 Number 18

Campus Parking Plan Set for Implementation

A plan aimed at improving campus parking operations and security will be implemented this summer, and Boston College is asking employees to help expedite the process.

Administrators, faculty and staff members are requested to log on to Agora [], the University's on-line personal information service, and update all information pertaining to their home address and contact information.

Announced last fall, BC's Parking Improvement Plan is designed to strengthen enforcement of current parking regulations and establish a system of paid parking permits. After months of discussions involving administrators, faculty, staff and student committees, and extensive planning with various administrative departments, Boston College will implement the plan this summer.

Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services Patricia Bando said Boston College regular and temporary parking permits dated prior to June 2005 will soon be invalid. Any person who wants to have vehicle access to the Boston College campus must display a new valid parking permit on their vehicle.

The new plan includes utilization of an automated parking permit management system, AIMS, which will rely on the address data from Agora.

"We are scheduled to begin instituting the revised Boston College parking plan in coming weeks with electronic enrollment and the mailing of permits through the US Postal Service to home addresses," said Bando, who added that employes also can opt to pick up their permits on campus.

"We're asking everyone to carefully review their address information. The Agora system makes this very easy to do," said Bando.

"Specific information describing the parking permits and their prices will be forthcoming but this would be a good first step for people to take as soon as they can," she said.

Bando added that employees who have outstanding campus parking tickets are required to pay all fines to qualify for a new parking pass. Employees can check their records via Agora to see if they have any unpaid fines.

"We appreciate the time people are taking to assure the accuracy of personal records," said Bando.

-Stephen Gawlik

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