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

2017
Service TypeAmount ($)
Permits 7,423,904
Citations 620,620
Special Events 1,477,322
Meter 345,935
Garage HOURLY PARKING 288,124
Misc. (SALE PROPERTY, Rent) 171,296
Subtotal
10,327,202
UPFF 1,273,837
Total 11,601,039
2018
Service TypeAmount ($)
Permits 7,331,287
Citations 517,614
Special Events 1,452,545
Meter 393,543
Garage HOURLY PARKING 295,311
Misc. (SALE PROPERTy, Rent) 126,513
Subtotal
10,116,814
UPFF 1,254,131
Total 11,370,945

Operating Budget

2017
Operational ExpensesTotal
Personnel 1,186,491
Operating 1,529,387
Contracted Services (StarTran) 2,962,889
Utilities 221,208
Operating Supplies (Fuel) 6,737
Vehicle Rentals 33,384
TRAVEL 3,775
Bond Payment  4,993,673
Total Expenses 10,942,739
2018
Operational ExpensesTotal
Personnel 1,185,672
Operating 1,688,297
Contracted Services (StarTran) 2,908,623
Utilities 222,035
Operating Supplies (Fuel) 9,744
Vehicle Rentals 40,599
Miscellanous 1,851
Bond Payment  5,162,531
Total Expenses 11,219,829

Parking Permit Inventory Summary

2017
Permits IssuedCity CampusEast CampusTotal
Faculty Staff Non-Reserved 1878 1208 3086
Faculty Staff Reserved 212 10 222
Faculty/Staff/Student Non-Reserved (A/C) 109 925 1034
Faculty/Staff/Student Reserved (F3/C1) 270 0 270
Commuter Non-Reserved 1080 607 1687
Resident Non-Reserved 1129 306 1435
Perimeter 1032 190 1222
r/c non reserved 0 41 41
Faculty Staff Student reserved Garage 5961 5961
Cashiered Metered & Time Controlled 493 140 633
handicap 371 93 464
Visitor, Guest & Patient Parking 128 203 331
Service & Delivery 90 36 126
Departmental/State Vehicle 310 103 413
Car Parking Lot Total 13,181 3,862 17,043
Motorcycle Parking 0 80 80
2018
Permits IssuedCity CampusEast CampusTotal
Faculty Staff Non-Reserved 1973 1206 3179
Faculty Staff Reserved 219 10 229
Faculty/Staff/Student Non-Reserved (A/C) 108 788 896
Faculty/Staff/Student Reserved (F3/C1) 284 0 284
Commuter Non-Reserved 1082 607 1689
Resident Non-Reserved 1121 306 1427
Perimeter 944 190 1134
r/c non reserved 0 41 41
Faculty Staff Student reserved garage 5961 0 5961
Cashiered Metered & Time Controlled 504 141 645
handicap 382 98 480
Visitor, Guest & Patient Parking 124 205 329
Service & Delivery 92 35 127
Departmental/State Vehicle 328 106 434
Car Parking Lot Total 13,240 3,733 16,973
Motorcycle Parking 159 75 234

Citations Issued

2017
Violations Count Voided/ Warning
Overtime 596 44
Expired Meter 9998 724
No Valid Permit Displayed 17,164 9,533
Improper Display of Permit 170 154
Registered Vehicle in Visitor Area 24 7
Parking Unauthorzed Area 7,893 3143
No Parking Area 615 128
No Parking Area: Fail, Dead, OOO 116 20
Improper Parking 345 111
Parking in Fire Lane 17 4
Failure to Register Vehicle to Permit 417 242
Failure to Register Vehicle 86 38
Falsify Permit Application 2 1
Displaying Counterfeit Permit 4 0
Displaying Stolen Permit 2 0
Displaying Altered Permit 2 1
Park in Handicap Stall 1st Off. 83 26
Park in Handicap Stall 2nd Off. 3 0
Park in Handicap Stall 3rd Off. 0 0
False Lost / Stolen Permit Rpt 1 0
Tamper / Remove Immob. Device 0 0
Failure to Pay on Exit 111 12
Misuse of Permit 69 13
Illegal Entry / Exit 58 17
Damage Property 24 4
Total 37,800 14,223
2018
Violations: Count Voided
Overtime 684 47
Expired Meter 10,028 654
No Valid Permit Displayed 14,52 8,730
Improper Display of Permit 149 135
Registered Vehicle in Visitor Area 5 2
Parking Unauthorzed Area 7,522 3,454
No Parking Area 582 136
No Parking Area: Fail, Dead, OOO 91 19
Improper Parking 24 102
Parking in Fire Lane 14 3
Failure to Register Vehicle to Permit 203 111
Failure to Register Vehicle 121 50
Falsify Permit Application 1 1
Displaying Counterfeit Permit 4 1
Displaying Stolen Permit 1 1
Displaying Altered Permit 4 3
Park in Handicap Stall 1st Off. 71 18
Park in Handicap Stall 2nd Off. 7 2
Park in Handicap Stall 3rd Off. 1 1
False Lost / Stolen Permit Rpt 1 1
Tamper / Remove Immob. Device 1 1
Failure to Pay on Exit 113 10
Misuse of Permit 71 13
Illegal Entry / Exit 50 8
Damage to Property 33 8
Total 34,756 13,511

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.