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WSU will not refund student fees

Mary Jo Gonzales,  Vice President of Student Affairs, said students fees are used to help WSU pay for outstanding deficits.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2020

WSU officials confirmed in an online town hall that the university will not refund spring semester student fees, following a national trend of universities who either only partially refunded fees or did not at all. Mary Jo Gonzales, vice president of Student Affairs, said the Center for Civic Engageme...

Second virtual town hall covers COVID-19 updates

WSU President Kirk Schulz said he believes the university will return to face-to-face instruction in the fall.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2020

WSU officials discussed topics ranging from WSU employment, student aid and resources, academic deadlines and student living during a virtual town hall on Friday. University faculty discussed changes to policies, where to find resources and what to expect for the future. They reviewed internal and e...

Cleanup to cause temporary parking restrictions

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

March 10, 2020

Parking on College Hill will be partially restricted over spring break in order to clean the city’s streets from winter debris.  Vehicles found parked on affected streets between 2 and 9 a.m. can be cited and towed, according to the press release.  Affected roadways include: NE Maide...

Mastering Pullman’s future

Brian Scott, Principal of BDS Planning and Urban Design, says suggested changes in the plan could take $5 million and, spread out over several years, that is manageable. He says it will take a lot more money if city officials decide to build a bypass over Paradise Creek.

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

March 2, 2020

Pullman may see an influx of new businesses and changes to the structure of the downtown district if city officials adopt a Master Plan created by BDS Planning and Urban Design.  Brian Scott, principle of BDS, presented the Master Plan at Tuesday’s city council meeting and Wednesday’s Pul...

Airport sees fewer canceled flights

Airport sees fewer canceled flights

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

The amount of flights cancelled due to low visibility has decreased for the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport. Around 18 percent of winter flights were canceled over the past four years, but that rate will soon drop down to two percent.  Tony Bean, PMRA executive director, said more flights can land des...

Airport receives grant

Tony Bean, Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport executive director, says travelers who will be parking at in the lots should arrive at the airport an hour and a half before their flight takes off.

BREANNA RONEY, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport received a $6 million grant on Feb. 14 to fund the reconstruction of the new taxiway. The new taxiway is part of the runway realignment project which began in May 2017, according to the Mead and Hunt website. This is the last part of the project. The new taxiwa...

Pullman transit to reduce bus services

Pullman transit to reduce bus services

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2020

Pullman Transit will be offering reduced hours and running on community service for most bus routes this upcoming Monday because of Presidents Day. “On Saturday and Sunday, it will be a normal weekend,” Tony Tompos, Pullman Transit dispatcher, said. “On Monday, we will be running our reduced hours, w...

College Hill parking restricted over break

College Hill parking restricted over break

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2019

Pullman Police Department issued a news release about parking restrictions on the College Hill during breaks. Pullman Police Officer Elizabeth Oje said the restrictions were established as snow and maintenance routes by the City Council Board and enforced by the police department. All three extended...

New parking enforcement critiqued by students

Associate Director of Transportation Chris Boyan discusses how citations are meant to help parking on campus on Oct. 24 2018 at Transportation Services. In 2019 they employed a new license plate recognition system to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the way that they administer parking citations to people on campus.

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2019

WSU Parking and Transportation has upgraded the parking system for this fall semester to ensure accuracy and efficiency on parking permits and tickets given to students, faculty and staff. Chris Boyan, associate director of WSU Parking and Transportation Services, said they use enforcement as a management...

Parking fines resulted in over half a million dollars in 2019

Parking permits accounted for 51.5 percent of WSU Transportation Services’s revenue in the 2019 fiscal year, according to the WSUTS financial report. Parking citations fines made up 10.5 percent of the year’s revenue

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2019

WSU Transportation Services generated more than half a million dollars in revenue from parking citation fines alone in the fiscal year of 2019, according to its financial report. Over 17,000 parking citations were written in fiscal 2019, according to the WSUTS report. They totaled to $555,613. Par...

Parking passes on sale now

Parking passes on sale now

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

April 18, 2019

Parking permit renewals and sales for the 2019-20 school year are available for current permit holders who will not live in the residence halls. Purchases can be made online from April 16 to May 15, said Cody Wilson, WSU Transportation Services customer service manager. He said these renewals are...

WSU Transportation Services seeks parking fee increase

Director of Transportation Services John Shaheen says the goal of the transportation program is to reduce drive-alones during an interview Aug. 10, 2017. A new proposed rate increase could take affect this summer.

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

February 7, 2019

A proposed parking rate increase for WSU Transportation Services could take effect on July 1 of this year pending approval by senior staff and WSU President Kirk Schulz. If implemented, the change would result in fees ranging between 20 cents and $2.49 more a month for annual passes, and between 4 a...

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