Max Erickson / Sun Star
A parking kiosk was recently installed in the Signers Hall parking lot to replace parking meters. Drivers must now purchase a permit at the kiosk and place it on their dashboard in their vehicle. This week we asked students: What do you think about the parking kiosk?
“I think there could have been much better things to spend the University’s money on.” – Amanda Craig, senior in Psychology and English
“It’s a pretty costly thing to install but I guess in the long haul it will be useful, but I think there’s some room for the system to be abused because people can sit there all day.” – Antoinina Hammersland, freshman in pre-med Biology
“Well its definitely more efficient than having to carry around a bunch of coins, I mean not everyone has the right amount on them.” – Evan McArthur, freshman in Electrical Engineering
“It seems easier than having a meter at each parking space, I’m for it.” – Harriet Salvador-Smith, freshman in Biology
“I think a parking kiosk will make it easier. I guess I can see the downside though I mean if there are a lot of people then you have to wait in a line but I think if they want to save money long-term they have to implement those changes now. It’s just one of those things that’ll take time.” – Torie Leach, junior in Biology