The UC Davis Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) raised the daily visitor rate and monthly permit rate by $1 on July 1.
Visitor parking now costs $7 a day. Monthly permit rates depend on the type of permit and can be found on the TAPS website.
TAPS has not raised the daily visitor parking rate since 2003, and the monthly parking permit rate was last raised in 2009.
Director of TAPS, Clifford Contreras, stated in a letter to parking patrons, that while TAPS has been working hard to keep parking costs constant, this year it was necessary to raise the prices.
“Rate increases are necessary this year to offset increases in represented staff salaries, employer retirement contributions, campus service assessments and increased parking facility maintenance expenses,” wrote Contreras in the letter.
– Hannah Strumwasser