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WSDOT sets aside more than $40 million a year to fund its Pedestrian and Bicycle grant program, promoting simpler methods of transportation.

WSU plans sidewalk expansion, bridge closures

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter July 23, 2021

WSU is planning for a few construction projects on campus, including a shared sidewalk/bike lane and possible construction on two pedestrian bridges. The shared sidewalk and bike lane construction will...

Transportation Services plans to use permit revenue to complete several projects such as filling cracks, painting, repairing parking garages, structures, and surface lots as well.

WSU Transportation Services increases parking permit rates

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter July 9, 2021

WSU Transportation Services plans to use revenue from increased parking permit rates to catch up on several projects delayed because of the pandemic.  The 10 percent average parking rate increase was...

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Board of Regents approve 2.5 percent tuition increase, discuss vaccine mandate

ANDREA GONZALEZ and MELINA ERNST May 10, 2021

The WSU Board of Regents approved a 2.5 percent tuition increase for the 2021-2022 academic year, WSU Athletics budget revisions and the establishment of new master’s degree programs during their two-day...

“Every once in a while, something somewhat catastrophic happens that really shakes up the program in terms of funds available,” said Chris Boyan, WSU Transportation Services associate director. “This one, of course, the COVID pandemic.”

GPSA Senate does not pass 5 percent transportation service fee increase

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor April 13, 2021

The GPSA Senate did not approve a $1.80 student transportation fee increase during their meeting Monday evening.  Senators voiced mixed opinions over the fee increase and came to a 29-23 vote. The...

“Cougar Health Services primarily was not able to support the $40,000 it costs for free parking because of their budget tightening up this year,” said ASWSU President Curtis Cohen.

Parking fee required at Cougar Health Services

KIARA DOYAL March 11, 2021

WSU students are now required to pay for parking at Cougar Health Services, a cost that used to be free. CHS made the decision in December 2020 after the cost of upkeep of its parking lot became too...

“Faculty and staff do not currently have to pay for [transportation fees], and that burden is just kind of placed on the students,” said ASWSU Senator Lauren Slater.

ASWSU Senators table increased student transportation fee proposal

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief March 11, 2021

ASWSU Senators decided to table a proposal from WSU Transportation Services regarding a five percent increase in student transportation fees for fiscal year 2022 during a meeting Wednesday.  Currently,...

The $25 cut is not permanent and students will be charged $279 in future semesters.

Services and Activities fee reduced by $25

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor October 26, 2020

Services and Activities Fee Committee members decided to reduce the S&A fee from $279 to $254 for spring 2021. The committee met Oct. 20 and 22 to deliberate on student feedback regarding the fees. Students...

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.

ASWSU Senators meet with WSU Transportation Services officials

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN 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...

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

WSU Transportation Services launch parking app

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...

WSU parking is too expensive and overcrowded, necessitating some kind of new system to ensure everyone has a parking space.

OPINION: Restructure WSU parking

SARAH DANIELS July 15, 2020

As a commuting college student, I can’t help but hear and feel WSU students' frustration at the cost of WSU parking permits. There is certainly a lot of — I believe — understandable animosity toward...

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

Delayed parking permit renewals, sales to begin July 9

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...

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

Parking permits, meter payments now required on campus

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...

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