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ASWSU Senators meet with WSU Transportation Services officials

Clara Ehinger and Sophia Daigle were sworn in as freshmen delegates and Tania Hernandez as senator. Senator Jocelyn Granados announced she was stepping down as senator.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2020

Officials from WSU Transportation Services introduced themselves to ASWSU and explained ways students can get involved with the department during Wednesday night’s meeting. John Shaheen, WSU Transportation Services director, introduced himself and his colleagues to the senate. “Our operation...

WSU Transportation Services launch parking app

A new app called Aims Mobile Pay, or AMP, is available to students, faculty and visitors parking on campus.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

WSU Transportation Services launched a new app students, staff and visitors parking on campus can use.  The app, Aims Mobile Pay, will be used along with WSU Transportation Services' current app, Way to Park. The move was spurred by the department’s desire to have easier access to the information ...

Delayed parking permit renewals, sales to begin July 9

WSU Transportation Services delayed renewing and selling parking permits in April due to the uncertainty of COVID-19.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 8, 2020

Students can renew their parking permits through WSU Transportation Services on July 9 and buy permits on July 28. Chris Boyan, WSU Transportation Services associate director, said permit renewals and permit sales typically occur earlier in the year around late April.  However, due to COVID-19 there was a lot of ...

City officials describe temporary changes to Main Street

A temporary bike lane and back-in angled parking spots have been added to Main Street. The trial will continue until September.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2020

Temporary pop-up trials of back-in angled parking spots and a bike lane are on Main Street until the end of September. The trial cost the city less than $5,000.  Clayton Forsmann, Pullman deputy public works director, said the city will keep the pop-up trial going as long as it is functioning wit...

City council plans for bus surveillance improvements, in-person meetings

Councilmember Al Sorenson asked whether the monitoring and video surveillance system has failed. His question was answered with an affirmative.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 24, 2020

The Pullman City Council rejected a bid 6-1 that would resurface streets near Pioneer Hill because the bid did not satisfy requirements to hire more construction firms owned by members of underserved communities to work on local projects.  The naysayer was councilmember Al Sorensen.  Before the...

Parking permits, meter payments now required on campus

The WSU Transportation Services will begin fining drivers Wednesday if they do not have parking passes or if their meter is empty.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

June 17, 2020

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 ...

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...

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