Transportation Services Transportation Services

Temporary Thatuna Street traffic revision

Dear Green 4 Permit Holders,

WSU will be conducting a temporary traffic revision that closes a portion of Thatuna Street to all vehicular traffic (see map below). The closed portion of Thatuna St. will be between the intersections of Linden St. and Colorado St. During the revision, north bound traffic on Thatuna St. will be diverted down Linden St. The goal of the revision is to improve the safety and efficiency of the Thatuna Street area for pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit, and vehicle traffic. The temporary revision will begin June 5th and end on June 29th.

As a result, the four spaces in the northeast corner of the Green 4 gravel parking lot adjacent to the Chinook Student Center will be closed during this time. The rest of the Green 4 gravel parking lot, closer to the Chinook Student Center, will remain open via a temporary driveway. The entrance will be denoted through the use of orange candlesticks, and we ask that vehicles use extreme caution when pulling into the parking lot, as pedestrians and cyclists may be present.

The paved Green 4 parking lot across the street from these lots (north of Wilmer Davis Residence Hall) will still be available, as well as the paved Green 4 parking lot behind the Transportation Services building.
Additionally, the metered parking on Thatuna St. in front of the Chinook Student Center will not be available during the revision. Temporary detour signage in the area will be in place for the revision.

The closed section of Thatuna St. will serve as a temporary pedestrian mall during the trial period. This will keep pedestrian traffic on the right side of Thatuna St. heading towards Cougar Way, giving pedestrians a direct path to the intersection. All vehicular traffic will remain on the left side of Thatuna St., separating vehicles from pedestrians.

The revision is being conducted in an effort to improve pedestrian flow, safety, and connectivity from the high density College Hill residential area to the core of the WSU campus. Currently, the intersection where Thatuna St. and C St. connect to Colorado St. is misaligned, causing line of sight issues for pedestrians, vehicles, and buses. WSU chose to do the revision during the summer in order to test the feasibility in ideal weather conditions and lower overall traffic volume.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we appreciate your patience and cooperation.

 

Thank you,

Transportation Services
transportation@wsu.edu
509-335-PARK (7275)

Parking Permit Sales

Dear Permit Holder,

Washington State University Transportation Services will offer annual campus parking permit renewals for current annual permit holders for 2018-19 on the web beginning at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

If you do not already have an annual permit, please see Phase 2 of PERMIT RENEWAL/PURCHASE PHASES below.

Note: If you currently live, or will live in a Residence Hall in fall 2018, you are not eligible to renew your permit. Please see RESIDENCE HALL PERMIT SALES PHASES below.

IMPORTANT NEW ITEMS THIS YEAR

1. ALL VEHICLE INFORMATION MUST BE UP TO DATE

Accurate vehicle and license plate information will be required before you renew your permit, please make sure all information for vehicles you want associated with your permit have up to date information in your parking account.  If any information is outdated, contact Transportation Services with the correct vehicle information so we can ensure your account is accurate.

To review vehicles on your parking permit:

  • Go to transportation.wsu.edu and click on “My Parking Account”.
  • Log in with your WSU Active Directory.
  • Click on your Current Permit.
  • Review your Associated Vehicles.

If you need to make any updates to the vehicles on your permit, please contact Transportation Services by email at transportation@wsu.edu, or by phone at 509-335-PARK (7275), or you may come into the office in person.

2. ACCOUNT TICKET BALANCES MUST BE PAID IN FULL

all account ticket balances must be paid in full before a permit can be renewed or purchased. Account ticket balances can be paid online by logging into your My Parking account.

3. NO PERMIT RATE INCREASE THIS YEAR

Permit rates will not increase for the 2018 – 2019 permit cycle.

PERMIT RENEWAL/PURCHASE PHASES:

Phase 1

Renewals – May 1 to May 15, 2018 beginning at 10 a.m. PDT (non-Residence Hall permits)

  • In this phase, current eligible permit holders may
    • Renew your current permit
    • Purchase a different available zone permit by either upgrading or downgrading
  • Simply go to www.transportation.wsu.edu and click “Renew Your Permit!”

Phase 2

Open Permit Sales – August 14 to August 19, 2018 beginning at 10 a.m. PDT (non-Residence Hall permits)

  • In this phase anyone may purchase an available permit and add themselves to requested waitlists.

RESIDENCE HALL PERMIT SALES PHASES

Phase 1

Residence Hall Priority Sale – July 17 – July 22, 2018 beginning at 10 a.m. PDT

  • During this sale residents qualifying for the priority sale may purchase their Crimson permit.
  • Residents eligible for this sale will be contacted directly by email.
  • If you have questions regarding your priority points for the Residence Hall Priority Sale please contact Residence Life at 509-335-1227.

         

Phase 2

Residence Hall Open Permit Sales – August 7 – August 12, 2018 beginning at 10 a.m. PDT

  • This phase is when residents ONLY can purchase their permit.
  • In this phase, eligible residents may purchase an available permit in the resident’s zone (i.e. Hillside, Northside, and Southside)
  1. Crimson
  2. Gray
  3. Blue

Before going online to renew please remember a valid WSU Network ID is required to renew a parking permit. Anyone who has lost or forgotten their network ID can retrieve it online at https://reset.wsu.edu/ or by calling the WSU IT Phone Desk at 509-335-HELP (4357).

Those wishing to renew permits online should also ensure that their primary mailing address with the university is current. Mailing addresses can be checked through the “MyWSU” system.

For more information, contact WSU Transportation Services at 509-335-PARK (7275) or email us at transportation@wsu.edu.

Vanpool Options

Hello Permit Holders,

Are you interested in saving money, reducing stress on your commute, and building lasting relationships with fellow WSU staff, faculty, and/or students? We urge you to sign up for a now forming vanpool at Zimride! The Transportation Options team at WSU is trying to grow WSU’s vanpool program in an effort to offer an affordable alternative for commuters, reduce parking and traffic congestion on campus, and contribute to the state of Washington’s Commute Trip Reduction efforts.

Here are some of the general areas we’re hoping to generate vanpool interest: Moscow, Colfax, Lewiston/Clarkston, Palouse, Potlatch, and Colton/Uniontown.

Click on this link to sign up for a Now Forming vanpool near you. Also, in the meantime, if you’re interested in carpool, enter your commute on Zimride and try to find other drivers and riders making the same commute as you, and share the cost of your commute.

If you’re interested in learning how much you could save, go to this website to determine how much you’re currently paying on your commute. You may be paying more than you think, and vanpool can help you save thousands every year.

Most vanpools consist of staff and faculty members who work an 8am-5pm, or similar, schedule. Thus, students typically don’t fit well into a vanpool group with regimented times. However, for students whose schedules would fit this type of schedule you are welcome to look into joining a vanpool as well.

 

Currently operating or prospective vanpool groups looking for riders:

Currently Operating

Colfax Vanpool 1: Needs 1 rider

Prospective

Asotin Vanpool 1 (serving Lewiston/Clarkston and surrounding area): Needs 3 riders to begin operating

 

If you are interested in one of the above Currently Operating or Prospective vans that need riders, please email me directly (contact info in signature). Please also remember to sign up on Zimride.

Please contact Transportation Services if you have questions regarding the Vanpool program. We can also put you in touch with current vanpool members if you’d like to hear testimonials on riding in a vanpool.

Thank you,

 

Brent D. Atkinson

TDM Coordinator

WSU Transportation Services

Brent.atkinson@wsu.edu

509-335-4482