Parking & Transportation
Agenda
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Mission
General PTS Information
PTC Overview
Major Sections of PTS Department
Sun Link Streetcar Construction Update
Questions and Answers
Parking & Transportation Services
Mission
• To provide parking options and
promote transportation alternatives for
faculty, staff, students and visitors at
the University of Arizona.
General PTS Information
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180 employees (68 students)
$15 million annual budget
An Auxiliary department
Less then .2% University funding
Manage 18,000 parking spaces for a 50,000
person campus population
Parking & Transportation
Committee
• Provides policy oversight to department
• Members include representatives from:
– Faculty Senate
– Appointed Personnel Organization
– Staff Advisory Council
– Associated Students of the University of
Arizona
– Student Affairs
PTS Update
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South Stadium Garage
Strategic Plan
Enforcement/Safety Specialists
Appeals
Multi Space Meters
Fixed Route Tracking
Evening Supervisor
Customer Service Update
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Customer Service
Garage Cashiers
Automated Pay Stations
Permit Types
Bursar Program
Transportation Update
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Cat Tran Shuttle Program
Bicycle Programs
Disability Cart Service
Hertz on Demand Car Share Program
Sun Tran U-Pass Program
Bike/Pedestrian Update
Marketing Update
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Zimride
Motorist Assist Program
Way finding and Signage System Redesign
Student Interns
New Initiatives and Planning
Finance Update
• How do we determine the cost of
parking?
Where does the money come from?
How do we spend the money we collect?
How is the Alternative Transportation Funds
Used?
Permit Rate Comparison
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Operations Update
• Field Operations
• Special Events
• Sun Link Modern Streetcar Update
Sun Link Modern Streetcar
Construction Overview
Streetcar Facts
Route length:
3.9 miles
No of stops:
17
No of vehicles:
7
Service hours:
6 AM-?
Daytime frequency: every 10 min
Evening frequency: every 20 min
Vehicle Capacity:
180
Project Benefits
• Connects major activity
centers
• Extends UA campus &
expands student housing
• Connects major research
and health care facilities
• Adds 1,480 long term jobs
• Connects transit with easy
swipe, one fare card
• Creates more parking
options
• Reduces greenhouse
gases
Oasis Plaza Centro
El Presidio, Peach Properties
Project Update
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Construction began April 2012
City awarded contract in early
March 2012.
UA team working closely with
City to develop
intergovernmental agreements
for construction, real estate,
operations & maintenance.
First and Second Streets have
become 2-way streets (see map)
Access will be maintained as
much as possible to key campus
areas
Park Ave. from 2nd to University
closed November 12th for several
months
Construction Overview
• Old Pueblo Trackworks selected as
contractor
• 475 days of construction – complete
summer 2013
• Multiple crews working multiple locations
• Underground utility work and overhead
& track installation
• Maintain business and pedestrian
access
• Olive and Highland underpasses will
remain open, Warren underpass will be
closed until February 2013.
• Have worked closely with stakeholders
along route.
8th St. Drainage
100%
complete
MSF – Spring 2012
Luis G.
Gutierrez
Bridge
100%
complete
Construction
Phasing
̶ Associated Project
̶ Phase 1
̶ P1 Night Work
̶ Phase 2
Benefits include:
First Street to be converted to two-way traffic
during construction on Second Street and
kept two-way to alleviate traffic congestion
Entire length of Second Street from Campbell Ave. to
Mountain Ave. will become two-way to increase
efficiency, especially for Second St. Garage traffic. No
left turn into garage going west on 2nd Street.
One-Way to Two-Way Street Conversions
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Better wayfinding & orientation;
Traffic-calming effect;
Safer for pedestrians & bicyclists; and,
Improve access & egress for garage and
other properties.
Possible Future
Streetcar Extension
on Campbell Avenue
To Arizona
Health Sciences
Center
To Bioscience
Research
Buildings
North Campus Stop
5-Minute
Walking Radius
Warren
Underpass
Highland
Underpass
Olive Road
Underpass
To
Fine Arts Precinct
& North Campus
West Campus Stop
To Future
Speedway/Campbell
Redevelopment
To University Village
& North Campus
Central Campus Stop
East Campus Stop
To Main Gate
Entertainment
District
To 4th Avenue
& Downtown
To Historic District &
Central Campus
To Centennial Hall &
AZ State Museum
Main Gate Stop
On-Campus Streetcar Route & Stops
To Administration,
Student Union,
Central Campus &
Student Housing
To Sports Precinct &
South Campus
Speedway Boulevard
Warren Avenue Underpass at Speedway
Sun
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Communication
Tools
UA tools:
• Website www.parking.arizona.edu
• Media outreach
• Listserv updates; send email to [email protected] .In the body of
the email place this: Subscribe Streetcarinfo First Name Last Name.
• 3D memorandums
• Social media
City tools:
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Public Meetings
Media outreach
Social media
Website www.tucsonstreetcar.com
Telephone information line: 624-5656
PTS Contact Information
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Location: 1117 E Sixth St, Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: 520-626-PARK (7275)
Website: www.parking.arizona.edu
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: UAPTS
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/University-ofArizona-Parking-Transportation-Services
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