Parking Planning Tools to Improve Efficiencies and Aid Recovery for the Post-Covid Transportation Environment

Washington State University Transportation Services is a self-sustaining unit responsible for managing the parking and transportation facilities and operations at WSU. They manage over 8,300 parking spaces including covered garages, paved lots and unpaved gravel lots. As a self-sustaining unit, Transportation Services is required to balance their budget through the collection of short-term parking fees, annual permit sales, and parking fines. The aim of this project is to provide parking and transportation planners at WSU with the information they need to improve operating efficiencies so that they can better meet parking demands, community transportation needs, and recover from the budget deficit left by COVID-19. Where should lots be located? How should annual permit prices be set? Which lots should be available for hourly parking? What is the optimal hourly rate? By developing a rigorous model of parking supply and demand at WSU, this project seeks to identify the critical tradeoffs parking planners face in making operating decisions (setting rates, selecting lot locations, etc.), and provide guidance for efficient parking management strategies.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $80000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A355174110

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

    University of Washington
    More Hall Room 112
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Washington State University, Pullman

    Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
    PO Box 642910
    Pullman, WA  United States  99164-2910
  • Project Managers:

    Moore, Danna

  • Performing Organizations:

    Washington State University, Pullman

    Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
    PO Box 642910
    Pullman, WA  United States  99164-2910
  • Principal Investigators:

    Moore, Danna

  • Start Date: 20210516
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220515
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01784878
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A355174110
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 15 2021 7:10PM