Trial Period for Parking Meters in Lot 26
Transit and Parking is testing some new parking meters that will accept credit cards in Lot 26.
The meters still accept nickels, dimes and quarters, in addition to Mastercard, Visa and Discover cards. The old meters only accepted coins as payment.
Lot 26 is located south of Maple Street in the area between the Administration Building and Silas Hunt Hall.
It is a parking area in which a lot of people come and go throughout any given day, so it has five meters for those who need a temporary space as they take care of business in the adjacent buildings.
Lot 26 is not very large, but in addition to five spaces with the new parking meters, it has several spaces for those who have blue reserved permits for that part of campus, a loading area for commercial vehicles, spaces reserved for administrative purposes, and ADA parking spaces.
Because this area is in high demand, the cost for using the meters is $2.80 per hour, with a two-hour limit.
Instructions are on the face of each new meter, and when using a credit card to pay, there is a 30-minute minimum.
They were provided for a trial period for free by a company called CivicSmart, and Transit and Parking will not have to pay for the meters unless they decide to keep them.
If the meters work well for motorists on campus, they may be used for other single space parking meters, too.
David B. Wilson, director of communications
Office of Parking and Transit
Each academic year, the Chancellor's Commission on Women recognizes Extraordinary Women and Women's Advocates from the U of A community. Nine were chosen this year from more than 150 nominations.
The opening reception for the U of A Museum's community exhibition "Bring Your Own Artifact: Razorback Spirit" will be held at 6 p.m. today, April 12, via Zoom.
The nomination period for Staff Senate candidates ends at 5 p.m. today. Staff members may nominate themselves or any other non-faculty member of their division, or may nominate for an at-large vacancy.
Seniors Madeline Suellentrop and Jaclyn Walls earned national scholarships from Alpha Pi Mu, the industrial engineering honor society, which provides only five scholarships nationally each year.
Raj Rao, professor and department head of biomedical engineering at the U of A, has been elected president of Institute for Biological Engineering.