Parking & Transportation is an auxiliary and service unit that covers its expenses and operations through revenue generation, largely through permit sales, transportation fees, fleet maintenance, lease and rental fees, citations, special events and visitor parking.
Parking and Transportation’s annual budget is approximately $17 million.
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The mission of the University Tennessee Parking and Transportation Department is to provide a comprehensive customer-focused parking, transit & fleet system that effectively supports campus academic, professional, extracurricular, athletic and special event programs.
Our vision is to deliver a multi-faceted campus mobility and fleet system using the latest technologies while operating in a transparent fashion in regard to its customer engagement and measures of effectiveness for success.
Components of Parking & Transportation:
Parking and Transportation maintains 19,883 parking spaces on or adjacent to campus in more than 78 lots and 10 garages.
The Fleet Management unit provides vehicles for university-related activities and travel with an online contactless reservation and pickup system, maintains all 500+ university vehicles, processes all new vehicle acquisitions, including golf and utility carts, and oversee the latest telematics vehicle technology.
In 2022, Parking and Transportation assumed responsibility for Charter Bus/Shuttle rentals for the university. Parking and Transportation utilizes university negotiated master contracts to schedule vendors for requested trips. Our office manages the entire process from request, quote for trip, trip information to vendor and to customer, and completing the transaction by billing and providing backup to department or program.
Campus Transit (Ride the T) is comprised of a fleet of 23 vehicles which provide fixed route, ADA, event shuttles, and evening/overnight point-to-point service. Ridership is projected to be 500,000 for the current school year. New services in the fall of 2022 increased service hours by 25% with two new routes including the Off Campus service for residential students and the UT Research Park in addition to expanded service on the ORNL/Pellissippi route. The budget for campus transit (within the overall department budget) is over $4.7 million.
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The following charts do not reflect Fleet Management, which transitioned into Parking & Transportation in December 2022.