A new T bus route has been added to UT’s Parking and Transit schedule to help connect members of the campus community to Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley campus and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Parking and Transit Services News
UT Parking and Transit Services has made some changes to parking to help accommodate student, faculty, and staff needs and to help make navigating around campus construction easier.
Staff and faculty will receive an email on Monday, July 13, with instructions to renew their parking permit online.
Parking and Transit Services has temporary positions open for parking attendants. Current UT Knoxville employees are encouraged to apply.
The campus closed at noon today due to inclement weather, but some campus services are open to students and staff.
Staff parking permits for the 2014-15 academic year are now available to purchase online using payroll deduction or credit card. Employees will need to have their Net ID and password, vehicle license plate, vehicle description, and current address. Once logged in to the system, employees can follow the prompts to submit or edit information. Transactions must be completed by July 25 to receive permits by mail for use by August 1.
The campus’s Traffic and Parking Authority recently approved a revised Alternative Vehicle Policy effective July 1. This policy covers the operations of golf carts, utility vehicles, and similar vehicles and requires them to display a permit. The permit is free, will not expire, and can be easily obtained from UT Parking and Transit Services.
The campus is closed today due to inclement weather, but some campus services are open to students and employees including many Volunteer Dining locations, limited T bus service, TRECS, and the Student Aquatic Center. We will post updates here throughout the day. T Link/Access van service will operate throughout the day. Trip requests can be made by using campus Blue Phones or by calling 974-4080.
Ridership aboard the T Transit System has reached an all-time high this semester and for the system’s eleven-year history on campus. Ridership has increased this fall by 55 percent over the same period last year. That’s an increase of 96,078 passengers, primarily students. More than 269,700 passengers have used the new buses since July 1.
Students, faculty, and staff who ride two routes of the campus’s new T bus system will have the chance to start their day off with a little trivia on Friday and win some prizes. Two Prize Ride T buses will run from 8:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.—or until prizes run out—on the Hill and Neyland Express routes. Campus tour guides will conduct the trivia challenge, and Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek will ride along for the first ride of the day on the Hill route, boarding at the Science and Engineering Research Facility at 8:55 a.m. and exiting at Hodges Library.