Possible parking plans for next semester

By Linnea Bahlinger, Chattanooga, Tenn.– The University plans to make more room for the increasing amount of student drivers in the near future, according to one UTC administrator. “In fall of 2014, UTC anticipates approximately 1,200 new students, more than 50 percent being student drivers,” Drew Holland, assistant director to New Student and Family programs, said. […]

Updated parking meters offer credit card option

Updated parking meters offer credit card option

By Natalie Powers, Chattanooga, TN– New meters across Chattanooga, including on the University campus, will make it more convenient for students and other users to pay for parking. The new parking meters, which can be found on McCallie Avenue and in other popular metered locations on and near campus, have an option for credit cards […]

Parking Finance Committee to discuss parking issues

parking ticket

By Megan Ferguson, Chattanooga, TN—The Parking Finance Committee will soon meet to discuss the financials of parking issues. Shalin Shah, Chattanooga senior and chair of the parking appeals committee, said the Parking System has had an increase in expenses, forcing them to take money from reserves. “The parking system is independent from the school and doesn’t receive state […]

Adding parking could raise decal prices, officials say

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By Aaron Wells, Chattanooga, TN—Though many students point to parking as one of the main problems on campus, UTC officials said there is available parking at Engel Stadium, and creating additional spaces on campus could raise the cost of decals. Beginning Oct. 22, students may no longer park in the Fort Wood neighborhood without a […]

Street parking will be closed to UTC students

Parking problems

By Megan Ferguson, Chattanooga, TN– Dean of Students Jim Hicks brought to the attention of SGA that the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) will be closing street parking to UTC students Oct. 1. UTC officials received a call from CARTA to be informed that they want to talk to fraternity and sorority students that […]

Fort Wood parking problems highlight larger campus parking issues

By Editorial, Chattanooga, TN—The City Council is voting this week on whether or not to ban parking for non-residents in the Fort Wood neighborhood adjacent to campus, according to a Nooga.com article. Currently, there is a one-hour grace period for parking on certain Fort Wood streets, and the Council is voting on whether to remove […]

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New Fort Wood ordinance bans student parking

Fort Wood regulars

By Gabrielle Chevalier and Aaron Wells, Chattanooga, TN–Students who do not live in Fort Wood can no longer park on the streets without risk of getting a parking ticket. The Chattanooga City Council members voted unanimously to make the 800 and 900 blocks of Oak Street, Vine Street and  Fort Wood Street available for parking […]