Transportation & Parking
January 26, 2015
Thursday, February 5th
Perry Hall Presentation Room
Join staff, faculty and students to discuss equipment and techniques for safe and enjoyable winter walking (and running). Beginners and seasoned walkers welcome (bring your boots and equipment along). We realize that its late in the winter season, but on Feb 2nd, Phil may say there is six more weeks of winter, so why not be prepared!
We will be joined by the pro's from Outdoor Gear Exchange who will provide us with expert advice and will have samples of shoes & traction equipment (such as Yak Trax) to compare and evaluate. At least one lucky attendee will 'walk away' with a new pair of traction equipment too, just for showing up! Snacks and drinks will be provided. No RSVP needed, just turn up on the day.
Please post the attached poster at your office, on your social media, newsletters and calendars (higher resolution can be provided on request).
December 11, 2014
For all Faculty/Staff that are enrolled in the CATMA Bike/Walk Rewards Program you can now send your cards (and anything else that you want to send to CATMA) through the Campus Mail system instead of spending money using regular mail. CATMA's dedicated Campus Mail Box is Box 7. One more way to save postage costs for the College!
November 20, 2014 || Spring Permits, Staffing Update, CATMA Survey, and City of Burlington wants your input
October 15, 2014 || Lakeside Shuttle Pick-up/Drop Off Location back to Aiken Hall
As you may have noticed we have, in our efforts to fine-tune our shuttle program, switched to running two 13-passenger shuttles for the Lakeside/Gilbane route. Due to the smaller size of the shuttles, we are able to utilize the more amenable pick up/drop off at area at Aiken Hall, effective Wednesday, October 15th. In order for this system to run most efficiently, we remind everyone that this driveway should not be blocked by any vehicles at any time. We appreciate your effort to help us make our rides as smooth as possible.
August 27, 2014 || Shuttle Pick-up/Drop-off Locations
For Fall 2014, all shuttles (Spinner & Lakeside/Gilbane) will use Maple St. for pick-up/drop-off.
August 18, 2014 || Fall 2014 Updates
June 2, 2014 || Parking Permits for Fall 2014
Parking Permits for Fall 2014 will be available on the following dates:
April 21, 2014 || Summer 2014 Parking Update
The Parking and Transportation Committee has been working hard on a plan to allow employees to park on campus this summer free of charge. In order to make this possible, there are a few exceptions and things you need to know. Read on!
All employees may park in any zoned lot or legal street space with a campus permit. KEEP YOUR CURRENT PERMIT on your windshield. Any Champlain College permit is valid this summer, but you must have one. If you do not have one please contact Carl Riden and request a hang tag. Summer stickers are not available.
Other key pieces of information:
We are glad to offer this summer reprieve on a collaborative basis!
As always, we highly recommend Champlain affiliates to utilize the excellent programs coordinated through CATMA including the Bike/Walk Rewards program, FREE bus rides, Carpool Matching services, FREE CarShare Vermont memberships, Emergency Ride Home program and more. Register today at www.catmavt.org
Linda Wheeler, on behalf of the Transportation Committee
PS. Want to give riding the bus a try? Or Ride your bike to work? Or share a ride with a neighbor? Now's the time to give it a try! If you can give up driving a single-passenger car to work for at least one day (or don't already) please sign up for the annual Way To Go! Commuter Challenge, which runs May 12- 16, 2014. Register today at http://waytogovt.org/
April 4, 2014 || Summit Lot Changes re-opens to Zone 3 & 4 permit holders as of Monday, April 7
Upon hearing your feedback and analyzing usage of the 56 Summit Lot as a metered lot, the Transportation Committee has decided to re-open the lot to Zone 3 & 4 permit holders for the remainder of the semester. We will re-assess this lot as a metered lot for the fall 2014 semester.
If you have constructive feedback or ideas to share, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
March 31, 2014 || CATMA launches bi-annual Student Survey in April.
CATMA launches its 10th Spring Student Transportation Survey in April. Students need to watch their "champlain.edu" email for their personal invitation to take the survey. Students have a chance to win a Burton snowboard and other prizes. The data collected the survey is valuable as we continue to address this global issue by improving public transportation, shuttle services and alternative transportation options for our students, faculty and staff.
February 21, 2014 || Construction Project Impacts and Updates related to Transportation
Champlain is about to embark on yet another impressive construction project: the new CCM Division building and renovation of parts of Hauke. This project will impact our transportation systems on campus and we want to alert you to these changes that you'll see in place starting Monday, March 10th. Please see the map below that summarizes the following changes. Also, please note that for Spring Break we will run normal shuttle coverage through Friday, Feb. 28 and run the weekend shuttle through Sunday, March 2. We will resume weekend shuttle service on Sunday, March 9th and resume all shuttles service on Monday, March 10th.
- Shuttle changes—the shuttle will now pick up and drop off at Aiken Hall/Summit St. We are working on having a secure and warm waiting area, complete with a Campus Compass screen located in Aiken Hall.
- The Summit lot will return to metered parking. As a reminder, any Champlain faculty, staff, or commuter student with a Champlain permit can use the metered spots for 4 hour maximum when the meters are on (Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm) and for free all other hours. Visitors to campus, including guest speakers, may use these parking spots for free, but they must have a visitor parking permit, which their hosts can get from the Parking Office. Those with a handicapped permit may use these spaces for free at any time. Residential students may only use these parking spots after 4pm, Monday-Friday and on weekends.
- Carshare Vermont updates— The car that used to be in Bader lot has recently moved to S. Union & Spruce Streets; the car currently in the Cushing lot will move to the Perry lot; and a new car can now be found at the Innovation Center on Lakeside Ave. —A great location for those working at Lakeside.
- Our Unlimited Access bus program now includes GMTA bus lines. Simply show the bus driver your ID when boarding these buses and remember to ask for a transfer if you are connecting to a CCTA or other GMTA bus. Click here for GMTA routes and schedules.
- For students: Every student will receive an e-invitation to participate in the CATMA Student Transportation Survey in mid-March, with chances to win great prizes. Please take a few minutes to complete, as this data is really important for our greenhouse gas inventory and campus planning.
As always, we highly encourage Champlain affiliates to utilize the excellent programs coordinated through CATMA including the bike/walk rewards program, free bus rides, carpool matching service, free CarShare Vermont memberships and more. If you can bus, walk, bike, or carpool at least twice per week, register today at www.catmavt.org and you'll be eligible to use CATMA's Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program.
Once again, the Transportation Committee is fully committed to continuing to evaluate and monitor the new changes and we welcome your feedback as we do so. If you have constructive ideas or any "silver linings", please share them with us at email@example.com.
February 19, 2014 || Free Rides on GMTA routes
Starting on February 17th, Champlain College affiliates with a valid college ID can ride local and commuter GMTA buses for FREE through our Unlimited Access Program. This pilot will run from February 17 to June 16, 2014. Simply show the bus driver your ID when boarding these buses and remember to ask for a transfer if you are connecting to a CCTA or other GMTA bus. Click here for a summary of GMTA routes that link with CCTA. For GMTA Schedules, click here. Employees who take the bus 2-3 times a week are eligible to register in CATMAs Emergency Ride Home program.
February 18, 2014 || New CarShare Vermont car at Lakeside Ave.
Good news for Champlain folks who park or work down at Lakeside... there is a new CarShare VT car just across the street at the Innovation Center. Any CarShare VT member may use this vehicle. Not a member yet? Join up today and take advantage of our subsidized campus memberships.
February 4, 2014 || Spring Semester Holiday/Break Shuttle Schedule Changes
November 18, 2013 || Second Lakeside/Gilbane Shuttle Expansion
Mountain Transit has obtained a second bus ( #124) to commit to the Lakeside route. Beginning this coming Monday, November 18th the second bus will begin running continuously from 7:30am- 6:00pm Mon-Fri.
This will augment the service of the white Sprinter bus that runs from 6:30am- 9:00pm. The current headways of approximately 15 minutes should be cut roughly in half and as the second bus is full sized it should eliminate anyone having to be left behind. Thank you for your patience.
November 11, 2013 || Spring Parking Permit Registration Opens
Parking Permits for Faculty/Staff at Lakeside (zone 1) will be available beginning December 5th
All other permits for students, faculty and staff will be available beginning Dec. 13th
October 9, 2013 || Summit Lot Change
Upon hearing your feedback and with our observation of the Summit Lot, the Transportation Committee has decided to temporarily open up the 56 Summit Lot to Zone 3 & 4 permit holders to use. The parking meter station in that parking lot only will be taken off-line until further notice. We will likely return Summit Lot to metered parking spaces when the CCM project begins in March 2014, as this will remove Bader Lot from our available parking.
August 2013 || Metered Lots
The parking meters have been installed in MIC, Bader, and Summit parking lots and will be ready for use on Monday, August 26th. Learn more here.
June 2013 || Updated Transportation Plan
An updated version of the Transportation Plan is now available here.
June 2013 || No more Grace Period, effective August 26
There will be no GRACE PERIOD this year for cars parked in campus lots. The only grace period will be for the Lakeside / Gilbane lots. Vehicles without the correct permit in campus lots will be ticketed starting August 26th. There will be no GRACE PERIOD this year for cars parked in campus lots. The only grace period will be for the Lakeside / Gilbane lots. Vehicles without the correct permit in campus lots will be ticketed starting August 26th.