Parking 18-19

For use in 2019 Student Fee Survey!

The Parking & Transportation Fee (PTF) supports the following aspects of UMBC life:

– Maintenance of parking facilities

– Shuttle buses

– Campus program of traffic control


Due to increased ridership and the need to renew state equipment, Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) proposes a 3.1% fee increase to the full-time undergraduate PTF. The added revenue would be used to fund a shift supervisor position, a charter driver position, and improvements on the Transloc Tracking technology. Support would come in the form of (1) better statistics gathering from swipe-card readers, (2) better vehicle tracking, (3) the procurement of final destination statistics, (4) idle-time tracking, and (5) video production for new driver training programs.

For full-time undergraduates: The fee is currently $458 per year and there is a proposed $14 per year (3.1%) increase. This will make the total fee $472 per year.

For part-time undergraduate students and graduate students: the fee is currently $23 per credit hour, and there is a proposed $1 (4.3%) increase. This will make the total fee $24 per credit hour.


In summary

FT = Full time, PT = Part time

FY2019 ($) FY2020 ($) Increase ($) Increase (%)
FT Undergrad 458 472 14 3.1
PT Undergrad* 23 24 1 4.3
PT/FT Grad* 23 24 1 4.3

*Part-time undergraduates and both part-time and full-time graduate students pay student fees per credit hour (as opposed to a flat-rate for full-time undergraduates)

On our survey, the questions associated with this information are below:

  1. From a scale of 1-5, with 1 being the least frequent, and 5 being the most frequent, how often do you use the UMBC Transit System?
  2. Do you support an increase in the use of GPS tracking hardware for the bus system?
  3. Do you agree with the proposed increases to the Parking and Transportation Fee?