Transportation Services announces 2019-20 parking rates and policies

Parking permit rates for the 2019-20 parking year (Sept. 1, 2019 – Aug. 31, 2020) have been approved and released. This is the final year of the six-year conversion plan. Now a two-tier system has all parking structures and high-demand surface lots in one category and all remaining surface lots in another. By phasing the conversion in over six years, one-time, large-scale price increases were avoided. Typically, converting lots increased ten percent a year while non-converting lots increased two to three percent.

The price for base lot permits in the lots making the final conversion move were adjusted between three and five percent. All other product prices and fees—other permits, the employee bus pass, visitor parking fees, and administrative/citation fees—will remain the same for the 2019-20 parking year.

There are no policy updates for the 2019-20 parking year.

As an auxiliary enterprise of UW-Madison, Transportation Services—a division of Facilities Planning and Management—receives no state funding and must generate revenue to fund its programs and activities. Revenue funds parking lots and facilities, bus service, and federal- and state-mandated alternate transportation activities.

Information will be released throughout the first full week of May about parking applications for the 2019-20 parking year. Please take this time to confirm your priority email in the Transportation Services eBusiness portal (log in, click on your name, then click “Manage Your Account Information”).