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A car parked in the R-3 lot near Taylor Hall has two boots and is plastered with tickets on February 14, 2023. According to Kent States Parking and Transit Services, a car that has been issued nine or more tickets is at risk of booting or towing.

Students voice parking services stories, frustration

Molly Hoffer, Reporter May 25, 2023

Kyle Amstutz, senior aeronautics major Amstutz was very open about how many parking tickets he’s earned during his five years at Kent State – he’s gotten around ten tickets in total, all due to...

Parking deck plans canceled

Jacob Brooks, Reporter March 13, 2023

Kent State will not be moving forward on plans for new parking decks on campus. Five years ago, Kent State’s Board of Trustees approved phase one of the Gateway Master Plan. The $220 million phase,...

Parking pass prices to increase

Griffin White Reporter March 10, 2020

Student parking permit prices will be raised to $112.50 starting in the fall of 2020.For students, this will be a $12 increase from the previous $100. For faculty and staff rates are rising $0.76 per month...

Parking tickets have stayed consistent over past five years

Emily Glatt February 9, 2018

Parking services has kept the steady numbers when giving out parking tickets, said Larry Emling, manager for Parking Services. Parking Services gives out about 40-45,000 parking tickets from July 1 to...

Parking Services enters second semester using spot counting services

Emily Glatt January 30, 2018

Parking Services is receiving positive feedback for the new spot counting system in commuter lots.A project that began over a year ago in the Verder parking lot has expanded to more popular commuter lots...

Conflicts arise between Greek Village, Parking Services

Alex Tinline October 18, 2017

Parking spaces across campus are constantly in high demand, but to a select few students, the limited spaces have even followed them home.The Greek Village parking lot, which is located directly in front...

A FlashFleet bike outside the Rec Center on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.

Kent State considers FlashFleet expansion

Alex Tinline October 17, 2017

As an initiative to help commuters on Kent State’s campus, Parking Services has teamed with Recreational Services to introduce a new way for students to make it to class on time.This past summer, the...

Gloria Pissos (left) takes a dolly from her car as she helps her son, new Kent State Mike Pissos move into Tri-Towers for his freshman year on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.

Kent State prepares to welcome freshmen, returning students

Nicholas Hunter August 23, 2017

Welcome Weekend marks the yearly move-in for Kent State freshmen and kicks off this Thursday. Beyond unpacking and getting settled into dorms, new and returning students can participate in a full slate...

Data compiled and visualized by Matthew Merchant using data courtesy of Parking Services

Here’s the ticket: an analysis of Parking Services

Matthew Merchant October 18, 2015

Each semester, a number of students at Kent State’s main campus have an encounter with a neon-green wearing, ticket-machine toting parking services worker. Yellow tickets placed on vehicle windows are...

Sam Karam

Opinion: The trouble with parking services

Samantha Karam October 14, 2015

You’re trudging to your car after a long day of classes. Your stomach is growling and your shoulders ache from carrying a backpack for hours. You approach your car and the cherry on top of your exhausting...

Letter to the editor: Kent State needs parking decks

Jake Brown September 29, 2015

There’s no plan to build a parking deck right now. Go figure.I am a commuter student. I like to think I have two commutes each day: one in my car, and one in my shoes. I park in downtown Kent, near...

A car pulls out of the parking garage in downtown Kent on Monday Sept. 21, 2015.

No plans for a parking deck on Kent State campus

Eric Poston September 23, 2015

Although Parking Services has discussed adding a parking deck on campus, no plans have been set to add oneParking Services Manager Larry Emling said the idea of a parking deck is a discussion that comes...

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