TRAFFIC PROBLEMS: Wright State tries to fix campus parking issues

Wright State University is taking steps to try to improve its parking and traffic problems on campus.

Classes start Monday at WSU and during the first two weeks of fall semester, the school will have attendants directing traffic on campus, the school announced today. Wright State police officers and parking attendants will also be present in campus parking lots to help drivers locate empty spots.

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The route for shuttle bus route 2 has also been revamped, according to WSU. The shuttle makes stops at campus residential housing, Millett Hall, 2455 Colonel Glenn Hwy. and the Student Union and will aim to pick up students more frequently, reducing wait times.

Shuttle passengers can track bus routes in real time. As needed, extra shuttle buses will also be deployed to pick up passengers on heavily used routes, according to the university.

Wright State has also reduced the price of a student fee for a Lot 20 Park and Ride parking permit to $15 for one semester or $20 for both semesters. The fee to purchase a regular student parking permit is $90 for one semester, $150 for the fall and spring semesters and $190 for the fall, spring and summer semesters, according to the school.

Despite the changes, students, faculty and staff driving to campus are asked to give themselves plenty of time to park and arrive at their classes or appointments, according to a statement from the university. WSU is asking community members to avoid traveling to campus for, non-class purposes, during the first two weeks of the semester at peak traffic hours, weekdays between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We want the first two weeks to be as easy flowing and as painless as possible for everybody coming onto campus,” said Joe Dick, transportation services manager at Wright State.

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