PTS in the Media

Summer Bike Auction
KXAN, June 10, 2015

Bike coordinator Jeremy Hernandez discusses this summers bike auction. 180 bikes up for sale with starting bids of $5. The money raised from the auction is put toward developing the bike infrastructure around campus. and as Hernandez puts it "You're going to get a great deal on a bike here, wheteher it's a high-end bike.... or medium- to low-range,"
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MobilityATX Communiting discussion
MobilityATX, June 1, 2015

Dr. Bob Harkins, Ward Tisdale, Linda Watson, Joseph Kopser and moderator Michael Kanin join in a panel discussion with MobilityATX on the state of Transportation in Austin and the commuting challenges in the city. 
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Professor Peter Stone discusses Self-Driving Cars
The Daily Texan, April 21, 2015

Computer science professor Peter Stone discusses Self-Driving cars and their accessibilty to the public and UT campus
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UT Tackling Tranportation Issues at Transportation Fair
KXAN, April 15, 2015

UT Parking and Transportation Services participated in a Transportation fair exploring new ways to help relieve the parking issues on campus. Assistant Directors of PTS Blanca Gamez and Dennis Delaney discuss the complications of serving a diverse population and new ways to help support the transportation mission. 
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Committee Finalizes Cost Increases for Permits
The Daily Texan, February 5, 2015

In Line with a report issued by the UT Parking Strategies Committee, UT Parking and Transportation Services will begin charging more for parking permits, under the plan permits will increase in cost per year and adjusted separately. The increase is an effort to better cover the cost of Parking and Trasnportation Services. 
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Parking Citations Expected to Decrease
The Daily Texan , November 17, 2014

Parking and Transportation Services officials discuss the anticipated reduction in the number of parking citations they issue over the next few years. Due in part to the 2012 Campus Master Plan, which outlines development of the University campus for the next 30 years. 
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Parking and Transportation Services to Propose Cost Changes
The Daily Texan, November 14, 2014

Dr. Bob Harkins, chair of the committee and associate vice president for campus safety and security, and director of Parking and Transportation Services Bobby Stone discuss the propsed parking cost changes to the University. 
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Students Develop Biodiesel Fuel for University Use
The Daily Texan, September 19, 2014

A group of UT Students from Engineers for a Sustainable World were awarded $15,000 by the Green Fee Committee to purchase a biodiesel reactor. The group plans to use oil from University buildings to create their own biodiesel fuel to be used in University Vehicles.
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Disappearing Parking Spots for people who need them the most
KXAN, March 31, 2014

Tight parking at the University of Texas has caused several permit holders to complain about the accessibility of Disability parking spaces. Dealing with issues of construction and a high demand for parking the university faces a difficult task of providing enough spaces for all parking. 
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UT Transportation Services to Prevent Drunk Driving
The Daily Texan, October 15, 2013

URide 24-5 Launched October 14th, a pilot transportation service for university students, faculty and staff aimed at transporting students from the Perry-Castaneda Library to residential neighborhoods at no cost from midnight to 3 a.m. The service is a combined effort between Parking and Transportation Services , Student Government and private car service URide inc. 
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