By Jessica Mize
With another school year underway, Bob Browand, director of UH’s Parking and Transportation Services department, has already begun making plans for the first Transportation Parking and Advisory Committee (TPAC) meeting of the new semester.
Comprised of representatives from Faculty Senate, Staff Council and the Student Government Association, TPAC is a group that meets once a month during the academic year to discuss and vote on everything from how events like football games will impact campus parking and traffic to whether or not parking permit rates should be increased.
Every meeting is open to the entire campus community and includes an open forum section where individuals are encouraged to bring up their specific parking-related issues, requests or needs. Individuals interested in participating in the meeting’s open forum section should email Browand directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“In the past, everything from lot maintenance requests to visitor parking concerns have been addressed during TPAC meetings,” said Browand. “We encourage people to bring any and all feedback, as it helps us better plan our operations and improve our services.”
The first TPAC meeting of the fall 2016 semester will take place from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, in the Parking and Transportation Services conference room, located in Room 123 in the Stadium Parking Garage. For more information on TPAC, including past meeting agendas, presentations and more, visit www.uh.edu/tpac.