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Parking and Transit Changes for Fall 2016

With another academic year beginning, UT Parking and Transit Services has made some changes to help accommodate student, faculty, and staff parking needs and make navigating campus construction easier.

The following are excerpted from longer article at tntoday.utk.edu. You can find additional information in the August “Getting Around UT” newsletter from Parking and Transit Services.

Volunteer Boulevard Garage

volblvdgarage1A new six-level garage at the former site of Stokely Athletic Center opened Monday, August 8, offering more than a thousand parking spaces. Commuter students have access to more than 800 spaces (C-9) within the Volunteer Boulevard Garage (G-16). The other 200 spaces are reserved for staff parking. The entrance is on Pat Head Summitt Street near Volunteer Boulevard.

The garage will offer smart parking technology that will allow UT app users to see availability in real time.

Faculty and Staff

Two hundred new staff spaces are in the new garage on Volunteer Boulevard at Pat Head Summitt Street. Staff Lot 23, beside the steam plant at Neyland Drive and Lake Loudoun Boulevard, has reopened.

Staff parking (S-12, S-37) in the Lake Avenue Garage has been eliminated.

Faculty and staff who park in Staff Lots 9 and 23 now have access to on-street parking along Volunteer Boulevard from the Natalie Haslam Music Building to the Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Mall. Staff Lot 41 has been eliminated at the UT Visitors Center.

The lot on the corner of Terrace and Lake Avenues, which was a formerly N-6A noncommuter parking lot, will be open until further notice for Staff 12 and commuter parking.

Ride the T

The T transit system resumes its schedule on Monday, August 15, offering four fixed routes (the Hill, Neyland Express, the Fort, and Late Nite), accessible van service, and the T Link. Beginning Wednesday, August 17, two on-demand routes to Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Pelissippi State Community College and the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM) at Cherokee Farm resume regular service.

For more information about T routes, scheduling, and our real-time tracking system for buses, visit the T website.

Other Transportation

Parking and Transit Services also partners with Zipcar, the nation’s leading car-sharing program. Students can register to reserve a self-service, on-demand car online or on their phone for as little as an hour or as long as four days. The vehicles are in the RecSports parking area.

To stay up to date on future changes, visit the Parking and Transit Services website and follow @UTKParking on Twitter.

Questions should be directed to Parking and Transit Services at 865-974-6031 or parking@utk.edu.

For more information, visit Parking and Transit Services.