Many college students who bought a Lot 100 allow have been confronted with frustration when parking on campus and trying to get to class on time.  

Lot 100, situated on West Campus, consists of 9 separate sections, with the six hottest surrounding Reed Space, in addition to two close to the intramural fields on Penberthy Drive and one close to Blue Bell Park. In line with the Transportation Companies web site, a one-year parking allow for Lot 100 prices $339. Nevertheless, any Texas A&M campus member with a legitimate allow is allowed to park in Lot 100 any day of the week, which regularly means the areas are stuffed earlier than many Lot 100 allow holders have the prospect to park on any given day.  

After having these issues, many college students took to Twitter through the first weeks of lessons to voice their frustrations.

Worldwide research junior Matthew Mascorro stated making an attempt to park in Lot 100 is much too aggravating. 

“Forty minutes earlier than my class began I’d go away my residence, however I might nonetheless get to class late as a result of it could take me 20 to 30 mintues to discover a spot,” Mascorro stated. “So I simply began taking the bus and … I feel I am in all probability saving myself a hypothetical 20 minutes.” 

There are a number of issues to assume ofwhen it involves why Lot 100 is frequently overcrowded, Debbie Lollar, govt director of Transportation Companies, stated in an electronic mail to The Battalion. 

“In Lot 100, we should account not just for clients with Lot 100 permits, service and enterprise permits and [parking] violators, but in addition every other buyer with an A&M allow who chooses to park there,” Lollar stated. 

Moreover, extra permits than bodily parking spots are bought for Lot 100, Lollar stated. 

“It is not uncommon and finest apply to promote extra permits than there are areas within the lot,” Lollar stated. “In any other case the area may be very a lot underutilized, and clients who need to park there angrily inquire why they’ll’t use any of the numerous empty areas.”  

Transportation Companies does have a plan to accommodate the transportation wants of the rising pupil inhabitants with the introduction of the brand new Mobility Grasp Plan, in keeping with a replica of the proposal which was emailed to The Battalion.

“[Transportation Services] needs to develop a plan to assist garner campus-wide dedication to getting folks to and round campus with no need to drive personally owned automobiles,”  the proposal reads.

The proposal additionally mentions the promotion of cleaner public transportation in addition to making an attempt to stay financially sound as among the new plan’s targets.

“The necessity for environmental sustainability and monetary self-sufficiency locations some constraints on the transportation system, but in addition creates alternatives to refine efficiencies, forge partnerships throughout the college and the area and create extra built-in, multi-purpose services,” the proposal reads.

Transportation Companies hopes to realize these targets with the assistance of Walker Consultants, who has been contracted for the challenge, Lollar stated.

“Walker Consultants gained the bid to finish the challenge. The early weeks have been spent discussing acceptable information factors to judge and develop timelines and communication instruments, together with the web site AgsOnTheMove.com,” Lollar stated.

College students can be taught extra in regards to the Mobility Grasp Plan and supply suggestions by visiting Transportation Companies’s interactive sales space in Rudder Plaza between Sept. 27 and Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to three p.m. Transportation Companies will even be conducting a mobility workshop in Memorial Pupil Heart Room 2300B on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For extra info on the challenge, college students can go to the Aggies On The Transfer! web site.