PARKING AND TRANSPORATION
During the senate meeting Friday, September 23, Randy Vercauteren, director of Parking, Transportation and Building Services and Adam Petzold, manager of Parking Special Events, discussed statistics and upcoming changes to Parking and Transportation Services. The most beneficial improvement to parking is a new anti-tow program. If an unregistered car is found parked on campus three times, it will have a tire locked with a wheel boot, rather than be towed. This will save violators time and money as it eliminates towing fees. Other programs Vercauteren and his staff are looking into creating include a car-sharing program such as Zipcar, and a ride-sharing program that is currently going through the approval process with the Genesee Transportation Council.
Vercauteren also stated that his staff is working with ITS to develop an application that will provide mobile access to bus schedules. The system could eventually include GPS information on bus locations and movement.
Other improvements Vercauteren said he would like to see include covered walkways between G lot and Frank E. Gannett Hall (GAN, 7B) for protection from harsh winter weather, as well as increased lighting along bikeways and walkways.
THE LINK: STUDENT GUIDED CHANGE
Student Government and Student Affairs recently began an online project known as The Link, a program that tracks changes the Institute has made in response to student input. According to the website, “The feedback gathered supports decision-making in explicit ways, such as snack selection in vending machines, and is embedded in broader university business, such as identification of strategic initiatives. Though we understand the value of your input, you may be unaware of how it can guide decision-making and change.”
To learn more about The Link and its objectives, visit http://rit.edu/thelink