Parking Services: Here’s new info about buying campus parking permits, transit passes Patricia Sirek August 17, 2009 Whether you bus or drive to St. Thomas, you’ll need to register online before buying a parking permit or bus pass this year. UST’s new parking-management system automates parking permits, bus passes and citations. Visit the Parking Services home page for the registration form.Please bring your registration confirmation to Parking Services to purchase your permit or pass. Faculty and staff who used payroll deduction to purchase last year’s parking permit or Metro Transit Metropass will not need to print the confirmation page nor visit Parking Service. Permits will be mailed to them after completion of the online registration, and Metropasses will renew.Commuter and faculty-staff parking permits will go on sale Monday, Aug. 24.Commuter parking permits cost $250 for the year and $130 for the semester. Evening permits, valid between 5 p.m. and 2 a.m., are $125 for the year and $65 for the semester. Faculty-staff parking permit prices have not changed from last year.Metro Transit C-Passes are now available for purchase and cost $175 for the semester.Metro Transit Metropasses will cost $228 this yearApplication forms for the resident-student parking permit lottery are being accepted now. Forms must be submitted by Monday, Aug. 31.All residents must enter the resident permit lottery to receive a resident permit. Resident lottery forms are available online and in the St. Paul campus Parking Services Office, 2119 Grand Ave.Lottery results will be posted before 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2. If your Banner ID is listed, follow the link on the Parking Services home page to register for your permit. Once you have registered, print the confirmation sheet and bring it to Parking Services to pick up your permit.Resident parking permits are $450 for the year and $230 for the semester. Freshman resident contracts are $1,080 for the year and $550 for the semester.Please note: Parking Services is no longer able to accept cash or check payments for parking permits, Metropasses or C-Passes. Only student account charges or payroll deductions will be accepted.The Parking Services Office is located at 2119 Grand Ave., on the corner of Grand Ave and Finn Street. Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office will be open extended hours, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 3-4, and Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 8-9.