Development of Demand and Pricing Models for University Campus Parking

University campuses generate and attract trips with unique characteristics. This research conducted an internet survey on parking at 208 university campuses across the United States. Based on the information gathered, the general characteristics of parking at university campuses are described. Parking, population and economic statistics were gathered from these 208 universities to calibrate and validate a parking permit demand and a permit pricing model. The demand model predicts the proportion of students who will purchase parking permits in an academic year. The pricing model estimates the base price of student parking permits in an academic year. A two-part case study was then presented to illustrate the applications of the models. Part one of the case study applied the models to evaluate the existing parking management practices at four university campuses; while part two applied the models to a university to forecast the demand for permits and the base permit price five years into the future. The student parking permit demand and pricing models have the potential to assist a university to allocate/designate student parking stalls in the short term, plan for capacity expansion in the long term; and at the same time recommend a base price.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee ABE50 Standing Committee on Transportation Demand Management.
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    Transportation Research Board

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  • Date: 2019


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 6p

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  • Accession Number: 01697865
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 19-01174
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 7 2018 9:40AM