Presentation on theme: "Parking & Transportation Agenda Mission General PTS Information PTC Overview Major Sections of PTS Department Sun Link Streetcar Construction Update Questions."— Presentation transcript:
Parking & Transportation Agenda Mission General PTS Information PTC Overview Major Sections of PTS Department Sun Link Streetcar Construction Update Questions and Answers
Parking & Transportation Services Mission To provide parking options and promote transportation alternatives for faculty, staff, students and visitors at the University of Arizona.
General PTS Information 180 employees (68 students) $15 million annual budget An Auxiliary department Less then.2% University funding Manage 18,000 parking spaces for a 50,000 person campus population
Parking & Transportation Committee Provides policy oversight to department Members include representatives from: –Faculty Senate –Appointed Personnel Organization –Staff Advisory Council –Associated Students of the University of Arizona –Student Affairs
PTS Update South Stadium Garage Strategic Plan Enforcement/Safety Specialists Appeals Multi Space Meters Fixed Route Tracking Evening Supervisor
Customer Service Update Customer Service Garage Cashiers Automated Pay Stations Permit Types Bursar Program
Transportation Update Cat Tran Shuttle Program Bicycle Programs Disability Cart Service Hertz on Demand Car Share Program Sun Tran U-Pass Program Bike/Pedestrian Update
Marketing Update Zimride Motorist Assist Program Way finding and Signage System Redesign Student Interns New Initiatives and Planning
Finance Update How do we determine the cost of parking?
Where does the money come from?
How do we spend the money we collect?
How is the Alternative Transportation Funds Used?
Permit Rate Comparison
Operations Update Field Operations Special Events Sun Link Modern Streetcar Update
Sun Link Modern Streetcar Construction Overview
Streetcar Facts Route length: 3.9 miles No of stops: 17 No of vehicles: 7 Service hours: 6 AM-? Daytime frequency: every 10 min Evening frequency: every 20 min Vehicle Capacity: 180
Streetcar Route on the UA Campus
Project Benefits Connects major activity centers Extends UA campus & expands student housing Connects major research and health care facilities Adds 1,480 long term jobs Connects transit with easy swipe, one fare card Creates more parking options Reduces greenhouse gases Oasis Plaza Centro El Presidio, Peach Properties
Project Update Construction began April 2012 City awarded contract in early March UA team working closely with City to develop intergovernmental agreements for construction, real estate, operations & maintenance. First and Second Streets have become 2-way streets (see map) Access will be maintained as much as possible to key campus areas Park Ave. from 2 nd to University closed November 12 th for several months
Construction Overview Old Pueblo Trackworks selected as contractor 475 days of construction – complete summer 2013 Multiple crews working multiple locations Underground utility work and overhead & track installation Maintain business and pedestrian access Olive and Highland underpasses will remain open, Warren underpass will be closed until February Have worked closely with stakeholders along route.
8 th St. Drainage 100% complete Luis G. Gutierrez Bridge 100% complete MSF – Spring 2012 Construction Phasing ̶ Phase 1 ̶ Phase 2 ̶ P1 Night Work ̶ Associated Project
One-Way to Two-Way Street Conversions First Street to be converted to two-way traffic during construction on Second Street and kept two-way to alleviate traffic congestion Entire length of Second Street from Campbell Ave. to Mountain Ave. will become two-way to increase efficiency, especially for Second St. Garage traffic. No left turn into garage going west on 2 nd Street. Benefits include: Better wayfinding & orientation; Traffic-calming effect; Safer for pedestrians & bicyclists; and, Improve access & egress for garage and other properties.
To University Village & North Campus To University Village & North Campus To Fine Arts Precinct & North Campus To Fine Arts Precinct & North Campus Olive Road Underpass Highland Underpass Warren Underpass To Historic District & Central Campus To Historic District & Central Campus To Administration, Student Union, Central Campus & Student Housing To Administration, Student Union, Central Campus & Student Housing To Main Gate Entertainment District To Main Gate Entertainment District To Centennial Hall & AZ State Museum To Centennial Hall & AZ State Museum To Sports Precinct & South Campus To Sports Precinct & South Campus To Future Speedway/Campbell Redevelopment To Future Speedway/Campbell Redevelopment To Arizona Health Sciences Center To Arizona Health Sciences Center 5-Minute Walking Radius 5-Minute Walking Radius To Bioscience Research Buildings To Bioscience Research Buildings To 4 th Avenue & Downtown To 4 th Avenue & Downtown Possible Future Streetcar Extension on Campbell Avenue Possible Future Streetcar Extension on Campbell Avenue Main Gate Stop West Campus Stop Central Campus Stop East Campus Stop North Campus Stop On-Campus Streetcar Route & Stops
Warren Avenue Underpass at Speedway Speedway Boulevard
Sun Link Communication Tools UA tools: Website Media outreach Listserv updates; send to the body of the place this: Subscribe Streetcarinfo First Name Last 3D memorandums Social media City tools: Public Meetings Media outreach Social media Website Telephone information line:
PTS Contact Information Location: 1117 E Sixth St, Tucson, AZ Phone: PARK (7275) Website: Twitter: UAPTS Facebook: Arizona-Parking-Transportation-Services Arizona-Parking-Transportation-Services