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 Type Amount ($)
Permits 7,424,028
Citations 620,620
Special Events 1,430,759
Meter 345,935
Garage HOURLY PARKING 381,760
Misc. (SALE PROPERTY, Rent) 119,211
Subtotal
10,322,314  
UPFF 1,273,837
Total 11,596,150
2016
Service Type Amount ($)
Permits 7,257,245
Citations 615,702
Special Events 1,284,996
Meter 333,001
Garage HOURLY PARKING 256,252
Misc. (SALE PROPERTy, Rent) 7,487
Subtotal
9,754,684  
UPFF 1,221,000
Total 10,975,684

Operating Budget

2017
Operational Expenses Total
Personnel 1,186,491
Operating 1,908,998
Contracted Services (StarTran) 2,601,889
Utilities 223,412
Operating Supplies (Fuel) 6,737
Vehicle Rentals 33,384
TRAVEL 3,775
Bond Payment  5,162,331
Total Expenses 11,127,217
2016
Operational Expenses Total
Personnel 1,192,976
Operating 1,659,010
Contracted Services (StarTran) 2,532,201
Utilities 230,249
Operating Supplies (Fuel) 13,700
Vehicle Rentals 35,097
Miscellanous 6,638
Bond Payment  4,993,673
Total Expenses 10,663,545

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

2017
Violations Count % of Total Voided/ Warning % of Voided
Overtime 596 2 44 0
Expired Meter 9998 26 724 5
No Valid Permit Displayed 17,164 45 9,533 67
Improper Display of Permit 170 0 154 1
Registered Vehicle in Visitor Area 24 0 7 0
Parking Unauthorzed Area 7,893 21 3143 22
No Parking Area 615 2 128 1
No Parking Area: Fail, Dead, OOO 116 0 20 0
Improper Parking 345 1 111 1
Parking in Fire Lane 17 0 4 0
Failure to Register Vehicle to Permit 417 1 242 0
Failure to Register Vehicle 86 0 38 0
Falsify Permit Application 2 0 1 0
Displaying Counterfeit Permit 4 0 0 0
Displaying Stolen Permit 2 0 0 0
Displaying Altered Permit 2 0 1 0
Park in Handicap Stall 1st Off. 83 0 26 0
Park in Handicap Stall 2nd Off. 3 0 0 0
Park in Handicap Stall 3rd Off. 0 0 0 0
False Lost / Stolen Permit Rpt 1 0 0 0
Tamper / Remove Immob. Device 0 0 0 0
Failure to Pay on Exit 111 0 12 0
Misuse of Permit 69 0 13 0
Illegal Entry / Exit 58 0 17 0
Damage Property 24 0 4 0
Total 37,800 14,223
2016
Violations: Count % of Total Voided % of Voided
Overtime 562 1 305 2
Expired Meter 9,434 25 626 4
No Valid Permit Displayed 19,239 50 10,656 71
Improper Display of Permit 283 1 225 1
Registered Vehicle in Visitor Area 5 0 0 0
Parking Unauthorzed Area 7,195 19 2,942 19
No Parking Area 660 2 116 1
No Parking Area: Fail, Dead, OOO 104 0 25 0
Improper Parking 268 1 99 1
Parking in Fire Lane 8 0 0 0
Failure to Register Vehicle to Permit 5 0 4 0
Failure to Register Vehicle 38 0 20 0
Falsify Permit Application 0 0 0 0
Displaying Counterfeit Permit 0 0 0 0
Displaying Stolen Permit 1 0 0 0
Displaying Altered Permit 3 0 0 0
Park in Handicap Stall 1st Off. 2 0 0 0
Park in Handicap Stall 2nd Off. 0 0 0 0
Park in Handicap Stall 3rd Off. 97 0 25 0
False Lost / Stolen Permit Rpt 0 0 0 0
Tamper / Remove Immob. Device 0 0 0 0
Failure to Pay on Exit 180 0 10 0
Misuse of Permit 88 0 24 0
Illegal Entry / Exit 69 0 12 0
Damage to Property 10 0 3 0
Total 38,251 15,092

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.