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April 2009
March 2011
SPOTLIGHT
Employee Spotlight – David Johnson

Student Spotlight – Bethel Glumac

CALENDAR
March
Events Calendar

NOTES AND NEWS

Dining

Dining Plan Approved for 2011-12

Branch out your Burger Savvy with Four New Burger Creations at Burger Studio

UH Hilton Restaurant Manager Wins Spirit of Hilton Award

Don’t Keep it to Yourself – Share your Opinions with UH Dining Services

Executive Chef Brent Gorman Earns ProChef’s Certified Chef de Cuisine
Designation


Catering on Cullen March Special

Finance
HUB Statistics

University Travel Insurance Discontinued

P-Card and Travel Card Update

Office Supply Vendor Show on March 10


Green UH
UH Earns Silver STARS Rating for Sustainability Initiatives

Winner Chosen for Green UH T-shirt Contest

METRO On-site Service Brings Students to Green Commuter Fair

Urban Harvest – Planning the Spring Vegetable
Garden



Housing
New Online Housing Application to Streamline Process

Residents Make Valentines for Hospitalized Children


Parking and Transportation
Parking Strategic Plan Approved by Board of Regents

Response to Cullen Field Concerns

Frontier Fiesta
Parking Plan


Keeping you Posted on METRO’s Light Rail Construction

METRO Service to the Houston Rodeo

Plant Operations
CenterPoint Energy Easement Clearing

Policies and Procedures
As the UH Policies and Procedures World Turns..

Public Safety
University Oaks Community Parking Follow Up

Obtaining Employee Driver Records is Now Quick and Economical

Stay Green and Donate

 


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PARKING STRATEGIC PLAN APPROVED BY BOARD OF REGENTS


The Board of Regents approved the 2012-2013 Parking Strategic Plan and Rate Proposal at their February 16 meeting, allowing Parking and Transportation Services to begin moving forward on a number of projects which will provide immediate and long-term solutions to parking demands on campus.

“We are very grateful to the entire UH community - students, faculty, staff and University administration - for their continued input and willingness to invest in the improvements necessary to provide the level of service requisite of a Tier-One University,” explained Bob Browand, Director of Parking and Transportation Services. “We are looking forward to developing and implementing the programs and projects included in our 2012-2013 Strategic Plan.”

Among the projects included in the plan are the Robertson Stadium Garage, with an anticipated groundbreaking this summer; two new small garages near the Law School in lot 18A and the A.D. Bruce Religion Center in 13A; an additional large garage tentatively planned for the north side of campus; expanded Economy parking and additional lot renovations.

In addition, the 2012-2013 Strategic Plan will encourage green commuting by establishing a “Commuter Club” which will offer an array of incentives designed to encourage students, faculty and staff to find alternative transportation options to campus.

While rate increases are included in the plan, rates at the University of Houston will continue to be among the lowest of comparable sized universities. “The proposed rates for 2012 and 2013 are in many cases lower than the 2010/2011 rates at other large universities. In addition, we will remain one of the only universities in the region to offer Economy parking, and the rates for Economy will remain below $100,” added Browand.

Throughout the fall semester, community input was sought at a number of information sessions, town halls and open meetings. The constant theme was the need for increased parking. In addition, with the garages at capacity, interest was high for additional premium parking options, like garages. The 2012-2013 Strategic Plan was designed with these requests in mind and also aimed to balance these additions with expanded Economy parking. The parking plan may be viewed online at http://www.uh.edu/af/TPAC.htm.

In addition to parking lots, Parking and Transportation Services operates the Cougar Line shuttle service, a free service for the UH campus, the Visitor Information Booths, a customer service counter in the Welcome Center Garage and acts as a liaison for METRO.