Why is it that the Galveston Campus is the only campus that requires employees to pay an exorbant cost for employee parking but League City, Clear Lake and Angleton Campuses do not make employees pay to park?
I am an employee of UTMB and I'd like to know who manages the money from parking contracts? What improvements are being made that is pertinent to the parking garages ? Most importantly, please add on a much needed covered walkway to the administration garage.
Auxiliary Enterprises/UTMB Parking Operations oversees the management and maintenance of over 7,000 parking spaces in 10 garages and on over 30 lots on the Galveston and League City campuses. The parking facilities and associated infrastructure require constant upkeep and improvements, which are primarily financed by employee and student parking contracts. Parking fees cover maintenance and repair projects, staff salaries, facility interest financing, technology, and other aspects of the parking operations.
Auxiliary Enterprises is, by state rules, required to be a self-sustaining department and needs to earn what it spends. While employees and students pay for parking in Galveston directly, employee parking is subsidized by the institution at the League City Campus.
The Clear Lake and Angleton Danbury campuses do not have the extensive parking needs and expenses associated with the League City and Galveston operations and do not require employee charges.
Employee Parking at the Galveston Campus may seem high to some, but is significantly lower than at other institutions, such as UT Health and the Texas Medical Center (TMC). Garage rates at UT Health range between $95 and $180/month and garage rates at TMC range between $111.50 and $204.59/month. Lot prices are also significantly higher at these institutions.