Citation Forgiveness Program
Parking and Transportation Announces Program to Lower Citation Balances
UT Dallas Parking and Transportation Services will offer a two-week "Citation Forgiveness Program" from Nov. 11 to Nov. 25, 2013 during which students, faculty and staff can reduce their outstanding parking citation balance.
Through this program, the parking office will waive 50 percent of a participant's total citation balance, excluding all moving, handicap, fire lane, expired meter and fraud violations. Participants will be required to pay their adjusted balance in-full at the time of program entry, and must also purchase a parking permit if they do not have an active permit on their account.
"The goal of the Citation Forgiveness Program is to assist customers with becoming compliant with UT Dallas parking policies and avoiding additional citations," said Cris Aquino, director for parking and transportation services. "We are hopeful the campus community will take advantage of this opportunity."
To enroll, email your full name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org during the allotted two-week period. A Parking and Transportation representative will contact each enrollee to set up a meeting and discuss the adjusted balance. Requests received after November 25,2013 will not be processed.
In an effort to protect the parking privileges of those that abide by the University's parking policy, Parking and Transportation will soon implement a boot and tow program. Vehicles with excessive parking citation balances may be subject to booting and/or towing. One of the purposes of the Citation Forgiveness Program is to give drivers with an outstanding balance the opportunity to settle their citation balance before the towing program begins.
"Our customers come first, and we want to make sure those who are in compliance with UT Dallas parking policy get the full benefit of their parking permit," said Aquino. "We are working hard to make parking a seamless part of the University experience."
"The overall university goal is to continue to enhance our service levels and this is one of many initiatives underway to foster this environment throughout campus" said Dr. Calvin Jamison, Vice President for Administration. We encourage and hope our campus community will take advantage of this opportunity.