Individual Commuter Tickets (ICT) are being retired with the new system. Existing ICTs will be valid for parking through June 30, 2021. If you wish to return your most recent batch of ICTs and receive a refund, you will need to do so before March 18, 2020. The last day to order new ICTs online will be Tuesday, March 17. The last day to order new ICTs in person at the Transportation Services office will be Wednesday, March 18.
Faculty and staff who previously used ICTs have several product options, listed below. All parking is based on availability at time of purchase and waiting lists will continue to exist for certain locations and products. All rates are as of FY20.
- Switch to one of the Pay-per-use (PPUP) lots located around campus. PPUP gives you access to one specific lot. You pay only when you park and are billed every pay period for the days you use. PPUP access must initially be set up through the Transportation Services office and you must be payroll-deduction eligible.
Locations: Portage Bay Garage, E12, N29, W08, W44, W45
- Use the new Daily permits. These give you access to dozens of lots across campus, subject to availability on any given day. You select the day and lot you want to park in on that day. You can purchase Daily permits online any time from the same day you park to up to two weeks in advance. Daily permits are not eligible for payroll deduction.
Cost: $8.40/day, $2.80/night
Locations: Central Plaza Garage (C01-C06), Padelford Garage (N16, N18), UW Tower (W46), Roosevelt Commons (W52), 4545 Garage (N27, N28), C10, C12, C15, E02, E03, E06, E08, E16, E19, E21, N02, N03, N09, N12, N13, N22, N24, N25, N26, W28, W29, W35, W40, W41.
Additional restrictions apply to some lots. Please see the “Where to park” section on the Daily permits page for more information.
If you currently have approval from your department to purchase ICTs in a controlled lot, such as N05 or a South Campus lot, you will be able to purchase Daily permits for those lots as well.
- Self-serve parking lots are aimed at visitors but are also available to faculty and staff. Parking can be purchased by the hour or by the day in most locations. Self-serve parking is not eligible for payroll deduction.
Cost: $4/hour or $17/day in most locations. E01 and E18 are $6.75/day. Self-serve lots near the Light rail station do not have a daily rate.
Locations: E01, E03, E04, E07, E08, E17, E18, E19, E20, E21, E97, N01, N06, N20, N21, N22, N25, W10, W12, W27, W35, W41, W46
- If you need to park every day for a limited period of time, a short-term or longer single occupancy vehicle (SOV) permit may be a better choice. Annual SOVs are eligible for payroll deduction.
For concerns about accessibility, please see the Disability Services Office web page on disabled parking for employees.
Not sure which product would work best for you? We are here to help you through this change! In addition to this website, you can reach Transportation Services via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff is available to assist you with your questions and finding a product that best suits your needs.
What to do with your existing ICTS
You may continue to use your existing ICTs to park at the UW through June 30, 2021. Please display them in your vehicle as you currently do now.
If you wish to return your unused ICTs and receive a refund, you must bring them to Transportation Services in person before March 18, 2020. The Transportation Services office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please note, as per current policy, Transportation Services can only process refunds for the most recent batch of ICTs purchased.
Why ICTs are being retired
ICTs have been offered to faculty and staff for more than 20 years. Although popular, the product itself became very problematic to manage in our existing parking system. While the intent is that people use them to park no more than twice a week, that is only an average. Some people go months without using them, then park every day for two weeks, while other people do indeed use them only a couple days a week. Because paper ICTs cannot be tracked, there is no way of knowing how many ICT holders are parking on any given day, or where. Some parkers were also frustrated by not finding space in their designated ICT lot. In addition, fraudulent use has been an issue with paper permits.
Given the popularity of the ICT product, we tried to find a way to incorporate the functionality of the ICT in the new online offerings, but found it was not possible. While we are unable to sell new ICTs once we move to the new software, we wanted to give everyone time to make the transition, so existing ICTs will be valid for parking through June 30, 2021.
To learn more about why and how these decisions were made, please see our parking modernization page.