Characterization of University Parking Systems

Parking is always an issue at university campuses because of the shortage of land, increase in enrollment and lack of alternative mode of transportation. Parking demand at university campuses is unique because it depends heavily on the semester and class schedules. Yet, because each university can autonomously set its own parking policy, there are opportunities for innovative solutions. As a long-term research topic, CTECH is investigating how technologies and policies that contributes to campus parking solutions impact the university environment and the university community’s health. In the first 10 months of this project, the research team will accomplish three goals via three tasks: (1) Conduct literature review on university parking in U.S.; (2) Collect parking inventory and usage data at three campuses (UTEP, UC Davis and Cornell), and understand the land use, user profile and transportation choices at each campus; and (3) Analyze the similarity, differences between the parking systems at the three campuses, their major issues. The findings from the three tasks will help the research team to develop research directions.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $37500
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:


    Washington DC,   United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    The University of Texas at El Paso

    500 W University Ave
    El Paso, TX  United States  79902
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cheu, Ruey

  • Start Date: 20170116
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180930
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01665041
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2018 12:45PM