Decal renewal begins March 12

<p>ASU parking decal holders will have the opportunity to renew their permits for 2007-2008 beginning March 12. The renewal period runs through April 6.</p><separator></separator><p>Decal holders are encouraged to renew their permits at (<a href=""></a&gt;). Online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.</p><separator></separator><p>Decals also can be renewed in person at the Parking and Transit Services Decal Sales office during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Decal Sales will provide customers with extended hours, as the office will remain open until 6 p.m., April 3-5.</p><separator></separator><p>When renewing, customers should take note of the new names associated with seven of the eight parking structures on the Tempe campus. The structures are being renamed to refer to either the nearest street or a nearby, recognizable campus landmark. For example, Parking Structure 4 will be renamed Rural Road Parking Structure because of its location on the west side of Rural Road. The only structure not to undergo a change will be the ASU Fulton Center Structure, which has followed this naming system since opening in 2005. Customers will see these modifications reflected during the renewal process.</p><separator></separator><p>After receiving feedback from decal holders and visitors to the Tempe campus that structures were challenging to locate, PTS administrators took the renaming initiative to the University Building Naming Committee. Approval to proceed with renaming the structures was granted in December. Updates to structure signage will occur over the summer months, with complete conversion to the new names effective fall semester 2007. The number-based names of surface parking lots will not change.</p><separator></separator><p>Customers also will notice an increase in decal rates. The upcoming academic year marks the second in a three-year rate-increase plan recommended by the Parking and Transit Task Force in April. The committee, composed of ASU officials, administration, faculty, staff and students, announced parking rate increases for academic years 2006-2009 to sustain the impacts to parking brought about by the Campus Master Plan. For more information on this, please visit: (<a href=""></a&gt;). To ensure that customers were given the opportunity to select parking that best suited their financial means as well as campus access needs, a tiered pricing system was introduced. This type of system offers parking price options with ranges proportionate to location, convenience and demand.</p><separator></separator><p>For more information on the Parking and Transit Task Force, please visit: (<a href="">…;).</p><separator></separator><div id="contactInfo"> <p class="contactPhoneNumber"><a href="">Shereen Saurey</a>,<br />(480) 727-7053</p><separator></separator></div><p>&nbsp;</p>