by The Associated Press
Saturday, June 19, 2010
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- The University of Alaska Fairbanks plans to raise parking rates in an effort to erase a $300,000 deficit in the parking services budget.
Parking Services at UAF is a self-supporting unit and doesn't receive general fund money to sustain itself. Its operations include shuttle service and maintenance, parking lot upkeep and electricity for head-bolt heaters.
University officials say parking rates haven't increased in five years, but fuel and salaries have continued to rise.
The university has announced a 5 percent increase in parking fees for each of the next three years. The change will go into effect for faculty and staff in the fall. The increase for students will start in the 2011 spring semester.