The proposed changes to the Transportation Services programs are based on feedback from the campus. In order to allow for additional feedback, Transportation Services is conducting Town Hall meetings.
Town Hall Meetings
Share your feedback and ideas. We invite the campus community to learn more about and participate in our proposed transitions by attending a town hall meeting. No meetings scheduled.
The changes are focused on developing a sustainable program. Over the past two years, Transportation Services sent out requests for feedback to over 50,000 people, including students, staff and faculty and followed up with an additional email that was sent to over 20,000 people. During that time, two campus surveys were completed. The department sought input from students, faculty and staff via phone and online surveys; those survey results are available online for review. Approximately 3,500 campus community members provided their feedback. The input from the surveys was used to develop the proposed changes. Click the links to view phone survey results (PDF) and online survey results (PDF).
Transportation Services does not receive student fees or state funding; under UC policy it is a self-supporting operation. Transportation Services receives its revenue through two main sources: citations and parking permit fees.
Transportation Services currently spends over $8 million dollars a year funding the shuttles, Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and other alternative transportation programs. Increased use of alternative transportation is positive for our environment and UC San Diego’s effort to go green. Yet, the cost of subsidizing 100% of the Bus Zone, which includes limited MTS transit services and off-campus shuttle service, has surpassed Transportation Services revenue.
After several years of review and feedback from the campus on the $2.1 million dollar annual deficit, the department proposes these changes.
Transportation Services plays a key role in positioning UC San Diego as one of the nation's most sustainable universities while keeping the bustling campus moving. The percentage of campus commuters using alternative transportation has increased to 59% from 34% in 2001.
Transportation Services Budget – Fiscal Year 2012/2013
NOTE: The projected Revenue/Expense model does not include the potential vehicle and maintenance reserve requirements. The potential annual requirements are calculated based on the current replacement value of parking structures and projected needs to replace existing fleet.
Past Town Hall Meetings
- Meeting for Students: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 – watch video
- Meeting for Staff & Faculty: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 – watch video
- Meeting for La Jolla Medical Center Staff & Faculty: Monday, April 15, 2013 – watch video
To share your feedback or comments, please email TellTPS@ucsd.edu.
See Proposed Changes