Operations

The financial reporting and performance of Parking & Transit Services is available for public review. This information provides a complete overview of the operations and components of the self-funded area.

Department Year-to-Year Budget

Parking & Transit Services is primarily a self-funded University department. This means that all funds needed to operate the parking system are generated through the sale of parking permits, the citations issued, special event parking, etc. Parking & Transit Services does receive money from the student University Program and Facilities Fee to help fund 51% of the UNL Transit System expenses. All parking funds are used to acquire, maintain, and improve the parking and transit accommodations at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Revenue Breakdown

2015
Service Type Amount ($) Percent
Permits 7,251,603 68%
Citations 511,225 5%
Special Events 1,184,415 11%
Meter 326,989 3%
Stadium Drive Garage 128,227 1%
Misc. (Advertising, Rent) 37,412 <1%
Subtotal (Self Generated) 9,439,871  
UPFF 1,221,000 11%
Total 10,660,871 100%
2014
Service Type Amount ($) Percent
Permits 6,656,425 67%
Citations 464,704 5%
Special Events 1,016,810 10%
Meter 324,620 3%
Stadium Drive Garage 192,646 2%
Misc. (Advertising, Rent) 71,494 1%
Subtotal (Self Generated) 8,726,700  
UPFF 1,148,912 12%
Total 9,875,612 100%

Operating Budget

2015
Operational Expenses Total
Personnel 1,313,151
Operating 1,709,057
Contracted Services (StarTran) 2,288,136
Utilities 242,401
Operating Supplies (Fuel) 34,784
Vehicle Rentals 45,205
Miscellanous 9,242
Bond Payment  5,162,531
Total Expenses 10,804,508
2014
Operational Expenses Total
Personnel 1,247,928
Operating 1,553,814
Contracted Services (StarTran) 2,236,530
Utilities 239,273
Operating Supplies (Fuel) 39,367
Vehicle Rentals 42,655
Miscellanous 7,063
Bond Payment  4,508,982
Total Expenses 9,875,611

Parking Permit Inventory Summary

2015
Permits Issued City Campus East Campus Total
Faculty Staff Non-Reserved 1871 1167 3038
Faculty Staff Reserved 218 11 229
Faculty/Staff/Student Non-Reserved (A/C) 482 744 1226
Faculty/Staff/Student Reserved (F3/C1) 272 0 272
Commuter Non-Reserved 914 742 1656
Resident Non-Reserved 1348 152 1500
Perimeter 994 190 1184
Family Housing 118 118
Faculty Staff Student Garage 5731 5731
Cashiered Metered & Time Controlled 739 137 876
Accessible 365 85 450
Visitor, Guest & Patient Parking 127 206 333
Service & Delivery 85 36 121
Departmental/State Vehicle 308 95 403
Car Parking Lot Total 13,572 3,606 17,178
Motorcycle Parking 127 87 214
2014
Permits Issued City Campus East Campus Total
Faculty Staff Non-Reserved 1900 1236 3140
Faculty Staff Reserved 248 10 258
Faculty/Staff/Student Non-Reserved (A/C) 467 733 1200
Faculty/Staff/Student Reserved (F3/C1) 273 0 273
Commuter Non-Reserved 915 727 1642
Resident Non-Reserved 1349 235 1584
Perimeter 1051 163 1214
Family Housing 118 118
Faculty Staff Student Garage 5722 5722
Cashiered Metered & Time Controlled 755 160 915
Accessible 325 80 405
Visitor, Guest & Patient Parking 144 199 343
Service & Delivery 91 32 123
Departmental/State Vehicle 320 93 413
Car Parking Lot Total 13,678 3,668 17,350
Motorcycle Parking 126 87 13

Citations Issued

2015
Violations Count % of Total Voided/ Warning % of Voided
Overtime 618 1 72 <1
Expired Meter 13,355 31 1579 8
No Valid Permit Displayed 19,991 47 12,952 68
Improper Display of Permit 377 1 333 2
Registered Vehicle in Visitor Area 25 <1 1 <1
Parking Unauthorzed Area 7,347 17 3550 19
No Parking Area 513 1 161 1
No Parking Area; Fail,Dead,OOO 105 <1 39 <1
Improper Parking 336 1 200 1
Parking in Fire Lane 6 <1 2 <1
Failure to Register Vehicle to Permit 35 <1 30 <1
Failure to Register Vehicle 47 <1 29 <1
Falsify Permit Application 0 - - -
Displaying Counterfeit Permit 5 <1 3 <1
Displaying Stolen Permit 0 - - -
Displaying Altered Permit 4 <1 0 <1
Park in Handicap Stall 1st Off. 41 <1 12 <1
Park in Handicap Stall 2nd Off. 1 <1 1 <1
Park in Handicap Stall 3rd Off. 0 <1 0
False Lost/Stolen Permit Rpt 0 <1 1 <1
Tamper/Remove Immob. Device 0 <1 1 <1
Failure to Pay on Exit 34 <1 10 <1
Misuse of Permit 23 <1 6 <1
Illegal Entry/Exit 32 <1 13 <1
Damage Property 6 <1 3 <1
Total 42,901 100 18,996 100
2014
Violations: Count % of Total Voided % of Voided
Overtime 734 1 43 2
Expired Meter 13,066 32 707 37
No Valid Permit Displayed 3,698 33 760 40
Improper Display of Permit 230 1 30 2
Registered Vehicle in Visitor Area 13 <1 3 <1
Parking Unauthorzed Area 4,985 12 46 13
No Parking Area 948 2 57 3
No Parking Area; Fail,Dead,OOO 43 <1 4 <1
Improper Parking 420 1 27 1
Parking in Fire Lane 23 <1 3 <1
Failure to Register Vehicle to Permit 3 <1
Failure to Register Vehicle 27 <1 17 <1
Falsify Permit Application 1 <1 1 <1
Displaying Counterfeit Permit 3 <1 <1
Displaying Stolen Permit 1 <1 <1
Displaying Altered Permit 3 <1 3 <1
Park in Handicap Stall 1st Off. 120 <1 14 <1
False Lost/Stolen Permit Rpt 1 <1 1 <1
Tamper/Remove Immob. Device 2 <1 1 <1
Warning 6,791 17
Total 41,117 100 1,922 100

Peer Institution Department Expense Comparison Table

We have prepared a PDF spreadsheet of expenses and permit costs among some of our peer institutions' parking and transit departments for comparison and benchmarking purposes. The information found in this document is gathered from publicly available sources and returned surveys.

Parking and Transportation Consultant Studies

In 2009 and 2012, external consultants, Chance Management Advisors, were brought in by the Parking and Transit Services Department to perform an objective Transit System Evaluation and an Operations an Infrastructure Review. The objective of these reviews were to identify strengths and weaknesses of the system in place and also identify areas that can boost operational efficiency and effectiveness. The findings are presented below.