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North parking garage traffic changes

In response to concerns about wait times to exit the north parking garage, parking and transportation services has made changes to the traffic flow within the garage. The plan, which was provided by a parking consultant to improve the efficiency of the parking garage, will be piloted during the fall 2017-18 semester.

Six parking spaces have been removed so that vehicles may circulate on the entry level of the parking garage and direct access to the exit lane has been barricaded. Signs and barricades have been placed to indicate the parking restrictions and traffic flow. Please observe the parking restrictions and traffic signs in the garage.

Garage customers can further decrease their wait times at exit by having their parking ticket and payment method ready upon arrival at the gates, or by pre-paying for their exit at the kiosk at the elevator on the entry level before driving to the exit gates.

The illustration below shows the intended traffic flow and parking spaces affected by the changes in circulation patterns in the garage.

North parking garage level 2 traffic flow map

North parking garage level 2 traffic flow – click to enlarge.

Both students and employees may use their Miami University ID card to pay for garage parking with their MUlaa account (students and employees) or payroll deduction (employees). Simply tap the card at the entrance, then tap the same card at the exit to have the amount of the stay deducted from your account. Credit and debit cards are accepted at the exits and payment kiosk for payment. Cash and coin is accepted only at the payment kiosk by the elevator on the entry level.

Parking rates in the north garage are $2 for the first hour, $1 for each additional hour. A $25 fee is assessed in addition to parking rates for lost tickets.

If you have questions about parking in Miami’s garages, call parking customer services in the HOME Office at (513) 529-2224 or email parking@miamioh.edu.

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Campus Ave. parking garage

Parking garages resume normal operation 8/7

Miami’s north parking garage beneath the Engineering Building has been closed since the beginning of July for maintenance to the structure. During that time, the south parking garage on Campus Ave. has been open and available for no fee. Beginning Mon., July 31 the north parking garage will reopen and both garages will be available for parking for no fee until Mon., Aug. 7 at which time gate operations will resume.

Parking in the north garage is $2 for the first hour and $1 for each additional hour. Parking in the south garage is $1 for the first hour and 50 cents for each additional hour. Payment may be made with credit/debit cards at the exit gates or with cash at the payment kiosk on the entry level of each garage near the elevator.

There will still be some ongoing work within the stairwells of the north parking garage, but areas to avoid will be clearly marked by contractors.

Garage access now uses Miami ID card

ID card reader

ID card reader

Beginning Mon., Aug. 7 students and employees who have purchased prepaid access to either parking garage will use their Miami ID card for access to the garage. If you have prepaid for garage access when you purchased your parking permit, your ID card will open the gate upon entry and exit.

To use your Miami ID card to enter the garage, tap the ID card to the sensor on the entry column when entering the parking garage — the gate will open when your card is recognized. If the gate does not open when you tap at the entry, press the ticket button on the column and contact the parking services office after parking your car. If the entry gate is open when you arrive at the garage, you should still tap your ID card upon entry or you may not be able to exit.

To use your Miami ID card to exit the garage, tap the ID card to the sensor on the exit column when exiting the parking garage — the gate will open when your card is recognized. If the gate does not open when you tap at the exit, press and hold the intercom button and someone will connect by phone to assist you. If the exit gate is open when you leave the garage, you should still tap your ID card upon exit or you may not be able to enter when you return to the garage again.

MUlaa and payroll deduction for garage parking

If you did not purchase garage access at the time you purchased your parking permit, you may still use your Miami ID card to pay for parking in the garage with your MUlaa declining balance account or payroll deduction (for eligible employees). Follow the same steps as above for entry and exit but understand that a deduction will be made from the appropriate account (MUlaa or payroll) for each transaction. If sufficient funds are not available upon entry, the card will be declined; you may still take a ticket from the entry column and pay with another method upon exit.

Questions about parking on Miami University’s campus should be directed to the parking office at (513) 529-2224 during business hours or parking@miamioh.edu.

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Most of Maple Street closed three weeks, July 31-Aug. 18

To complete several significant construction and paving jobs, Miami University will close Maple Street on the Oxford campus from Center Drive to E. Spring St. from July 31-Aug. 18.

E. Spring St. remains closed at Maple St. due to work installing a raised intersection.

Crews will install new tunnel tops on much of the sidewalk on Maple, repave the street and install new curbing.

While Maple St. is closed, there will be no access to the MacMillan nor Shriver west parking lots. Visitors to the admission welcome center will park in south Cook Field parking lots through Aug. 4, after which admission tours take a break for three weeks. Employees can not park in the south Cook Field lot July 31-Aug. 4.

The west Patterson Dr. sidewalks also will be closed from the art building north to Spring St. during this time. Sections of the street and sidewalk may open before Aug. 18.

Map of road and walkway closures 7/31-8/18

Map of road and walkway closures 7/31-8/18. Click image to enlarge.

Miami University’s north parking garage (beneath the engineering building) will reopen Mon., July 31, after being closed throughout July for facility maintenance. To help facilitate the Maple Street work, both the north parking garage and south parking garage on Campus Ave. will be available for parking for no fee until Mon., Aug. 7, when Cook Field spaces are again available to employees.

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2017-18 Parking Permits, Fees and Map

Parking Permits

Employee parking permits for 2017-18 will go on sale online Thursday, June 1 at 7 a.m. Log in to your online parking services account in BannerWeb to purchase your permit. Fees for permits purchased online will automatically be payroll deducted for eligible employees in equal installments over the year.  When you register online, you will be able to print a receipt that is valid for 10 days and will serve as your temporary parking permit until your new decal or hangtag arrives in campus mail. If you are not eligible for payroll deduction or wish to pay for your permit in full at the time of purchase, you may come to the parking office in 128 Campus Avenue Building beginning June 1. Employee carpool and vanpool permits must be purchased in person at the parking office. All employee parking permits are valid from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Continue reading

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Miami University ID card

MUlaa and Payroll Deduction Now Accepted in Parking Garages

No more lost or unreadable tickets! Fast, convenient payment!

Miami University students and employees can now use their Miami ID card to pay for parking garages on campus.

To use the MUlaa debit account, tap your Miami ID card on the card reader at the entrance to the garage when you enter. When you exit the garage, tap your Miami ID card again for the cost of your stay in the garage to be calculated and debited from your MUlaa account.

Benefit-eligible Miami University employees who have elected to have payroll deduction privileges may also pay for parking garage use with payroll deduction using their Miami ID card. To use payroll deduction, tap your Miami ID card on the card reader at the entrance to the garage when you enter. When you exit the garage, tap your Miami ID card for the cost of your stay in the garage to be calculated and deducted from your next payroll.

There are two parking garages on campus:

Campus Avenue Garage (south garage) – 600 spaces
501 S. Campus Ave.
Oxford, OH 45056
$1.00 for the first hour, 50 cents for each additional hour
Lost/unreadable ticket: $10.00
Cash (coins and bills) accepted at kiosk
Credit/debit accepted at kiosk and exit

Academic Parking Structure (north garage) – 650 spaces
100 Withrow Ln.
Oxford, OH 45056
$1.50 for the first hour, $1.00 for each additional hour
Lost/unreadable ticket: $15.00
Cash (coins and bills) accepted at kiosk
Credit/debit accepted at kiosk and exit

Customers who have purchased unlimited or overnight garage access should continue to use the access card supplied to you by Parking and Transportation Services. Parking and Transportation Services will begin using Miami ID cards for customers who have purchased unlimited/overnight garage access in July 2017.

Please note, you must have sufficient funds available on your MUlaa or payroll deduction account in order to use this feature. If sufficient funds are not available on exit, you will be prompted to pay using a credit card. Employees with both MUlaa and payroll deduction will have charges debited against the MUlaa account first. MUlaa and payroll deduction are not accepted for event parking fees, only for regular hourly access to parking garages.

If you use your Miami ID card to enter a parking facility you must also tap it to exit the facility, even if the gates are open, or you will be denied entry on your next attempt. You must use the same ID card to exit with that you use to enter the parking garage to avoid being charged a lost ticket fee.

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Map of Shriver parking restriction changes

Parking Restriction Changes in the Area of Shriver Center

With Miami’s Admission Visit Center relocating to Shriver Center at the beginning of the 2016-17 spring term, a number of changes to parking restrictions will be implemented in the area to accommodate admission visitors to campus. The office of admission conducts two campus tours per day, and parking for visitors is needed close to the Admission Visit Center.

Changes to parking restrictions

Beginning in January 2017, parking in the MacMillan and Shriver west parking lots and Maple St. between Center Dr. and E. Spring St. will be restricted to visitors with an admission office parking permit from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. 7 days a week. After 6 p.m., any vehicle with a valid Miami University parking permit may park in the MacMillan and Shriver west parking lots, and no parking permit is required on Maple St. The disability parking spaces in these areas will not be affected by these restrictions; they remain available to any vehicle bearing a valid Miami University parking permit and state-issued disability placard.

To accommodate short-term parking needs in the area of Shriver Center and Armstrong Student Center, parking meters will be installed on Shriver Circle. These meters will have a 30-minute time limit during peak hours and 2-hour time limit during off-peak hours. Parking meter costs will increase to $2 per hour during peak hours, and $1 per hour off-peak; peak hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. All parking meters accept coins and credit/debit cards for payment; no parking permit is required to park at a meter and all drivers must pay meter fees for time used.

To offset some of the lost employee parking in the area, the Shriver east parking lot meters will be removed and the lot will be designated for red employee surface lots parking permits from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Map of Shriver parking restriction changes

Click to view a larger image of parking restriction changes in the area of Shriver Center.

Nearby parking options available

Employees with red parking permits will be eligible to purchase an unlimited-use garage access card for the south garage on Campus Ave. for $75 for the remainder of the year, a 50% discount over regular cost. Contact the Parking and Transportation Services office to purchase a garage access card.

In addition, there is parking available on Maple St. south of Center Dr. and on Harris Dr. for red permit holders. White permit holders can park in the Harris South lot located off Harris Dr. at the South Chiller Plant.

Butler County RTA offers transit service from the Ditmer Field, Chestnut Fields and west Millett parking lot to various areas of campus on a regular schedule. See BCRTA’s website (www.ButlerCountyRTA.com) for route schedules and maps.

Additional parking resources to be constructed

Miami’s parking and transportation services office is working closely with the planning, architecture and engineering (PAE) office in the physical facilities department to identify additional parking areas to be constructed over summer 2017 to replace the employee parking displaced by the move of the Admission Visit Center. Plans currently include adding approximately 150 new surface parking spaces for employees by reconfiguring existing lots and adding additional lots. Concurrent to this work, PAE is working with a traffic engineering firm to examine ways to improve vehicle and pedestrian traffic campus-wide.

To replace short-term parking spaces lost by the changes in the area of Shriver Center, the southwest corner of the Cook Field parking lot (34 spaces) will have parking meters installed in Summer 2017. The metered spaces will have a 2-hour limit during peak hours and 4-hour limit during off-peak hours. Parking meter costs will be $2 per hour during peak hours, and $1 per hour off-peak; peak hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. All parking meters accept coins and credit/debit cards for payment; no parking permit is required to park at a meter and all drivers must pay meter fees for time used.

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Parking Garages Now Accepting Cash and Credit for Parking

The access gates at both of Miami’s parking garages began operating this morning, Mon., Oct. 26.  Drivers may use their pre-purchased garage access card for entry and exit, or pay with cash or credit cards.

Cash payments may only be made at the new pay-on-foot stations located by the elevator on the entry level of each garage.  Your paid receipt will allow you to exit from the garage when inserted in the exit column.  Credit card payments may be made at the exit columns or pay-on-foot stations.

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Parking Garage Gates to Begin Operating Mon., Oct. 12

Parking garage gates will begin operation on 10/12.

Parking garage gates will begin operation on 10/12.

New parking access control equipment will begin operating in both campus parking garages on Miami’s Oxford campus Mon. morning, Oct. 12. The access equipment was replaced as part of a project to update the parking facilities with equipment that would be compliant with new credit card security standards which took effect Oct. 1.

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