Oversold lots = tickets, tow
Published: Monday, December 5, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 21:12
There are 3,500 parking spaces available at Winston-Salem State -- 3,000 on campus and 500 in the shuttle parking lot.
According to Interim Supervisor for Traffic Division Norman E. Johnson, at least 4,122 decals were sold this semester.
This 622-space deficit may be one of the causes of towing on campus, but according to the University's Parking FAQ, overselling lots is minimized.
Darul Allen, senior mass communications major from Raleigh said, "I have received four parking tickets this year."
Allen said he received a ticket for not having a decal, and after he purchased a decal he received a ticket for parking on the curb in his Parking Lot DD.
He said he parked on the curb because his assigned parking lot was full.
"I don't understand why they would oversell the parking lot and then give me a ticket for parking on the curb in my lot," Allen said.
If a parking lot is full, drivers are supposed to park their vehicles in the shuttle lot.
After 5 p.m. the campus becomes open, and people are permitted to park almost anywhere on campus if they have a decal.
They can park in a gated or non-gated lot after 5 p.m. until 7 a.m.
The exceptions are residential parking areas and reserved spaces, said Ginger D. Grannaman, a WSSU program specialist.
Parking Lot DD and Parking Lot P, the main parking lots for WSSU residents are the only shared lots.
This means both residential students and commuter students can park in these lots. Residents and commuters
pay $140 for parking decals.
The employee gated lots cost
$280, and the employee nongated
lots cost $240.
"The gated lots become
open at 5 p.m., and that's what
everyone has paid for, business
hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,"
Towing charges vary also.
"We [WSSU] have one person
on contract at this time,
Recovery and Towing],"
The towing charge during
business hours for faculty,
staff, and students is $90 and
$110 after hours.
It [towing] costs $125 during
business hours and $145 after
business hours for people not
affiliated with WSSU.
"McCauley's have set their
price and the University has
agreed upon that price,"
People who do not pay the
tickets may get a boot put on
their car. A car with a decal
gets booted if the owner has
three unpaid citations, Johnson
"To get the boot removed,
you have to pay $50 and [pay
for] at least two of the unpaid citations," he said.