UW or affiliated departments (Transportation Units) prioritize parking needs for their employees. UW Transportation Services does not assign priority numbers. Priority numbers are used in the permit allocation process
Faculty and staff
Transportation Units have the responsibility to assign parking priority numbers for faculty/staff with a valid UW Wiscard/UW Health ID.
Unit Transportation Coordinators (UTC) are responsible for applying their Department’s priority criteria to all new and existing staff who request annual parking. They must assign an individual priority number beginning with #1 (highest priority). The list is provided to UW Transportation Services for calculating campus-wide priority percentiles.
The higher the priority number (and percentile), the better chance the applicant has of obtaining an initial parking assignment in the lot/location of their choice.
Transportation Units are responsible for explaining their priority-setting process and/or criteria used to all employees applying for parking, and must submit criteria to UW Transportation Services upon request.
UW Transportation Services is not responsible for and cannot make changes to an established priority list as submitted by the individual Transportation Units.
UW Transportation Services is responsible for calculating percentiles, merging priorities and assuring fair/consistent application of the formula campus-wide.
Priority Criteria Examples
While specific criteria is not required, Transportation Units use factors such as: