I've been told that KU is going to start charging the emeriti retirees for parking and I would like to know what is going on.
Donna Hultine, director of parking at KU, said: "An increase of $55.00 across-the-board has been approved for all permits. This includes a new charge of $55 for the retiree permit. The increase is needed to address a very large backlog of deferred maintenance of parking lots and to relocate the Park & Ride program from the Lied Center parking lot to a new location.
"The number of retiree permits requested grows each year -- this year we issued a record 660 of them. Adding this fee allows us to distribute the cost of parking lot maintenance to all parking lot users."