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Parking Permit Increases Postponed

December 19, 2018

Dear Campus Community,

Thank you for your feedback on the recent announcement about parking permit increases. Based on your feedback we have decided to postpone the parking permit increases until July 1, 2019. This time creates opportunity for permit holders to consider which permit level is best suited for them in the new Parking Permit system.

Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) will continue working for you during this time to positively impact your parking experience at UC Merced. Parking system changes that we are working on:

· Modernizing our parking system by moving from a permit system to a license plate recognition (LPR) system allowing more parking options.

· Moving from named lots to zone parking allowing more parking options and providing a smoother transition as the campus continues to expand and the demand for parking increases.

· Implementation of a Downtown Campus Center (DCC) parking program allowing parking at the DCC and reciprocal parking at the Lake Campus.

· Covered parking will now be available.

Many of the changes are still in review by TAPS and the TAPS Advisory Committee. These details will be forthcoming in the next few months as the transition is implemented. We appreciate your patience as UC Merced improves parking opportunities with the innovative technology of LPR and other service-oriented developments.

Please submit feedback or questions to


The Transportation and Parking Services Team