DAILY EVERGREEN FILE
WSU Transportation Services is now requiring drivers to pay meters and use parking permits on campus.
Chris Boyan, associate director for WSU Transportation Services, said the department stopped requiring meter payment and parking permits when the stay-at-home order was issued. However, some parking spaces, such as accessibility lots, as well as fire and safety zones, were still enforced.
On Monday, transportation services employees put fliers on vehicles that did not have the required permits, he said.
“We’re trying to take a pretty soft enforcement approach these first couple of days,” Boyan said.
He said the enforcement of meter payment and parking permits will start Wednesday.
The fines vary depending on the situation, Boyan said. A meter violation amounts to a $20 fine while the fine for not having a permit is $50, he said.
Boyan said summer parking permits can be purchased online and are valid until July 31.
A new parking permit would need to be purchased starting Aug. 1, he said. Daily parking permits are half-price until Aug. 14.
In order to buy a summer parking permit, drivers need to log into their WSU account on the parking website.
The transportation services office is not open to the public, he said, but employees are answering emails and phone calls.
All services are available online, Boyan said.