East Deck 1 has undergone an upgrade this summer. Entrances and exits have been reconfigured for efficiency, lighting has been improved, and the deck will no longer need an attendant.
By August 20, the entire deck will operate as a combined Faculty/Staff and Visitor area. All vehicles will access the deck using the entrance that was before reserved for visitors. Anyone entering the deck may park on any level they choose.
How it works for Faculty/Staff
Faculty/staff members who have paid for F/S gated access will have two options for entry and exit. Entry and exit gates are automatically lifted by the parking permit’s RFID chip. (RFID is activated on permits belonging to those who have requested and paid for F/S gated access.)
How it works for Visitors
A “pay-on-foot” station will allow visitors to pay their fee and retrieve a validated ticket. To exit, visitors will put the validated ticket into an exit verifier to open the gate.
A visitor may access only one entrance on Level 1 (same entrance they have always used). When a visitor enters, the system will release a timed ticket for them to take. Visitors can either pay for their own parking as they leave or a department can supply them with validated parking. The new pay-on-foot fee stations do not accept tokens.
The number of visitors will be controlled by counting equipment. This control will enable Parking and Transportation Services to leave adequate parking for Faculty and Staff entering the deck.
For questions about East Deck 1 changes, please contact Nancy Smith, email@example.com, 704‑687‑0276.