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May 23, 2018
2018-2019 Employee Permit Renewals – May 23-June 30
University of Kentucky Transportation Services is now accepting employee parking permit renewals for permit year 2018-2019 beginning today through July 5, 2018. We are pleased to announce that employee permit costs have not increased for 2018-2019.
UK employees are encouraged to renew their permits online. To renew your employee permit online, employees should have on hand their link blue login and password, license plate number, home or work address and a credit card if not opting for payroll deduction. It is imperative to review your license plate information for accuracy. Permit holders may have more than one license plate number on their account.
2018-2019 parking permits must be displayed no later than Sunday, July 1. Employees are encouraged to renew their permits as early as possible, so as to ensure delivery by Saturday, June 30. While online application renewals will be available through Thursday, July 5, the deadline to have online permit orders mailed is noon on Wednesday, June 20. Permits ordered online after that time will only be available for office pickup.
Transportation Services is offering an express pick-up option for employees who order their permit online after noon on Wednesday, June 20. The express pick-up option begins on Thursday, June 21. Employees who utilize this option should allow 24 hours for processing, and may pick up their permit at the Transportation Services office in the Press Avenue Garage (721 Press Avenue).
Employees may also renew their permit via campus mail by using printable forms found at www.uky.edu/transportation/help-and-resources_forms or in person at Transportation Services in the Press Avenue Garage. Office hours for permit sales and express pick-up will be 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Transportation Services will also offer special Saturday permit sales hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 23 and June 30.
Cost for intermediate employee (E) permits for the 2018-2019 permit year remain unchanged at $37 per month ($444 annually). Employees who choose to purchase an intermediate employee permit not only have the flexibility of parking in all intermediate employee (E) lots, but may also park in the south campus periphery (K or EK) areas.
Employees who choose to park only at the south campus periphery (Kroger Field Red, Blue, or Orange Lots, or the Large Gluck Lot) may purchase a periphery employee (EK) permit for $34 per month ($408 annually), unchanged from the 2017-18 periphery permit price. The south campus periphery is served by continual and convenient bus service.
All outstanding parking citations must be paid before an application is accepted. Citations may be paid online at www.uky.edu/transportation/online-services_pay-a-citation.
Please note: the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act recently signed into law may have a minor impact on parking fees for University of Kentucky employees starting in the 2018-2019 permit year. Under the previous law, nonprofit employers could offer payroll deductions for parking fees on a pre-tax basis without penalty. Language in the new law is unclear, but may remove the availability of this option. The National Association of College and University Business Officers has formally asked the IRS for clarification on this matter but has not yet received a response. In the absence of guidance, UK plans to move forward with accepting permit renewal applications, including the ability for employees to elect payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis. Eligible employees who are interested in deducting permit fees on a pre-tax basis may simply select the pre-tax option during the online application process. UK retirees and employees paying through methods other than payroll deduction are not eligible for pre-tax enrollment. Should the IRS confirm that nonprofit employers can no longer provide the pre-tax parking fee payroll deduction provision without penalty, or fail to provide guidance prior to July 1, the University will move forward with payroll deducted parking permit fees on a post-tax basis.
More information will be communicated prior to any elimination of the pre-tax option, but we wanted to share what is known at this time as you make permit decisions for 2018-2019.
May 8, 2018
Construction Impact to Library, Funkhouser Drives
A number of construction projects in the Central Campus area will displace parking on Library Drive and Funkhouser Drive starting on May 28, 2018 and extending into the fall semester and potentially longer. Library Drive and Funkhouser Drive will close due to the nature of the construction, the need for construction staging and laydown space and the volume and size of construction deliveries. This closure will displace a number of ADA accessible parking spaces as well as eliminate employee parking in the area for the duration of the project.
More specifically, 28 ADA accessible parking spaces will be displaced as a result of the construction. No later than Friday, May 11, Transportation Services will add 35 newly designated ADA accessible parking spaces to offset these accessible parking losses (see map above). Six spaces will be located south of the Funkhouser building in the Graham Avenue Lot and 5 spaces (not shown on the above map) will be added in the South Limestone Garage (PS #5). An additional 24 spaces will be added on the northwest corner of the Rose Street Garage (PS #2), 12 on each of the second and third floors adjacent to the northwest elevator lobby. Please note that ADA accessible UK permit holders are authorized to park in the designated accessible parking spaces in the Rose Street Garage despite the garage being designated as a core tiered parking lot. Transportation Services regularly evaluates demand for ADA spaces in the Rose Street Garage and has the ability to add additional accessible spaces as needed.
Transportation Services is prepared to provide personalized commute planning for members of the campus community impacted by the displaced accessible parking spaces. Anyone who remains unable to access campus after exploring the above parking alternatives is encouraged to contact Transportation Services at UKTransportation@lsv.uky.edu or request personalized commute planning.
Transportation Services will also add a number of new ADA accessible spaces prior to the start of the fall 2018 semester. The Huguelet Drive Lot, located east of the Kentucky Clinic Garage, will be expanded to add 30 new accessible spaces, while an additional 8 accessible spaces will be added in the Press Avenue North Lot (not shown on the below map) following completion of the Research Building 2 project.