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Answering the Commuter Challenge


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Holding a basketball, challenge winner Tracey Dominque is flanked by, from left, Parking and Transportation’s Lluvia Resendiz and Richard Sobraham, and South Florida Commuter Services’ Suzell Bogle Hopman and Nelly Navarro.

More than 250 faculty, staff and students joined the South Florida Commuter Challenge from November 6-17, logging more than 7,400 commuter miles on alternative transportation using the RideFlag mobile app.

Undergraduate student Tracey C. Dominique, who logged 315 commuter miles on public transit, was among the participants who contributed to the University’s ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and build a more sustainable UM community by leaving their cars at home and walking, carpooling, or riding their bikes, Metrorail, or Tri-Rail to campus. Her name was selected from a random drawing of participants from 13 universities to receive four tickets to a Miami Heat game. A student from Miami-Dade College North Campus received the grand prize of a $2,500 scholarship.

“I used to deeply regret my decision to commute rather than living on campus, but RideFlag has helped me to see the beauty in commuting,” Dominique said.

To participate in future challenges or receive future program incentives, download the RideFlag mobile app today using your University of Miami email address and select “University of Miami” as your organization if you want to commute with other UM affiliates. You can register as a driver, passenger, or both, and you can choose who you want to commute with.

Download RideFlag today and help the University of Miami reduce its carbon footprint through more sustainable mobility options.

For more information on UM’s mobility options, please visit the Parking and Transportation mobility options website at www.miami.edu/mobility, or contact Lluvia Resendiz, mobility manager, at mxr1598@miami.edu or 305-284-1547.

Download the app now on Google Play or the Google App Store.

 

 

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Look for Elevated Traffic, Lifted Parking Restrictions During Fall Commencement


Please expect elevated traffic on Thursday, December 14, while the fall semester continues and the Watsco Center hosts the University’s undergraduate fall Commencement ceremony from  10 a.m. to noon and the graduate ceremony from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Commencement guests will utilize the yellow lots, Merrick Garage and Pavia Garage, and traffic is expected to be heavier than usual two hours before the start of each ceremony, and two hours after.

Due to Hurricane Irma, fall classes will continue through Wednesday, December 20, so there will be even more traffic than usual on Commencement Day.  As a result, parking color zone restrictions will be lifted on December 14,  with the exception of blue and purple zones. Feel free to utilize other parking lots around the campus and allow extra time for your commute.

For questions, contact Parking and Transportation at 305-284 3096, option 2. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

To view the undergraduate ceremony, which will feature Major League Baseball legend Alex Rodriguez as the speaker, visit this Livestream link, and for the graduate degree ceremony, which will feature Magic Leap, Inc. founder and UM alumnus Rony Abovitz as speaker, visit, this link. The links may also be accessed through www.miami.edu.

 

 

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Street and Parking Lot Closures for Homecoming Week


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This week’s Homecoming festivities and the parade on Friday, November 3, will necessitate the roadway interruptions, lot closures, and shuttle route changes outlined below and on the map. Parking staff and UM Police will be onsite directing the community. Please allow extra time for your commute.

 Tuesday, October 31:    

·         Red Lot 302 (purple outline) will be closed on Tuesday, October 31 and reopen the following Tuesday, November 7.

 Friday, November 3: 

·         Pink Lot 307 and all parallel parking spaces on Levante Avenue will be closed all day (purple outline).

·         Stanford Circle will be closed all day (black striped area).

 From 3:30 – 11:00 p.m.:

·         Miller Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic.

 From 6 to 8 p.m.:

  • Levante Avenue will have partial closure (red shaded area).
  • Pavia Street will be closed (red shaded area). Vehicles parked inside the Pavia Garage will be directed by parking staff to exit via the Merrick Garage and proceed towards Merrick Drive. Left turns out of the Merrick Garage will not be allowed during parade activity.
  • Lot 306 next to the Counseling Center will be closed (red shaded area).
  • White Lot 303 in front of the Lowe Art Museum will be closed (red shaded area).
  • Access to White Lots 304, 304A/B/C, 309, 310 and the Mahoney-Pearson Garage will be closed via Stanford Drive. During this time, drivers will be able to exit directly onto Ponce De Leon Boulevard via the Mahoney Pearson gate (blue arrows path).
  • The parade will follow the route of the yellow arrows.

 The Stanford shuttle route will be modified due to Stanford Circle being closed all day. The modified route is shown in green on the map. Please note that the shuttle might pause temporarily during the parade.

 The Miller shuttle route will be modified from 3:30 to 11 p.m. to accommodate food trucks along Miller Circle. The modified route is shown in orange on the map.

 If you have questions, please contact Parking and Transportation at 305-284-3096 or parking.gables@miami.edu.

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Carpool to Campus Using the RideFlag App


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New transportation technology that is good for your pocket and the environment is now available. To facilitate your commute to campus use the RideFlag app and find your next carpool ride.

RideFlag, the University of Miami’s new carpool on-demand mobile app makes carpooling to campus a great option by providing you local carpool matches in real time and allowing you to schedule future carpool rides. Download the RideFlag app and register with your UM email. All your information is kept private.

RideFlag is building the UM Circle of Commuters, consisting of members of the UM community who download the application to find carpool matches. You may choose to ride with a carpooler from the UM Circle.

To learn how to schedule your next ride click here or follow instructions below:

  1. Enter your destination and get instant carpool matches, or schedule future rides.
  2. You decide with whom you ride.

When you return your parking permit and utilize any mode of transportation other than the single occupant vehicle, you are eligible for the following benefits:

  1. Eight daily parking passes.
  2. Free parking on campus during fall, winter, spring and summer breaks
  3. Six taxi vouchers annually, by registering for Emergency Ride Home (ERH) with the South Florida Commuter Service

Download the app now on Google Play or the Google App Store or, for more information, contact mxr1598@miami.edu or 305-284-1547.

 

 

 

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Expect Traffic Delays, Increased Parking Volume During High School Graduation Ceremonies


The Watsco Center will be hosting high school graduations over the next three weeks. Elevated traffic is expected two hours before the start time and two hours after the end time of each ceremony. Event attendees will be utilizing the yellow lots, Merrick Garage, and Pavia Garage.

High School Graduations Schedule:

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As a reminder, the color zone restrictions are lifted at this time with the exception of blue and purple. Therefore, feel free to utilize the other parking lots around the campus. Please allow extra time for your commute.

Should you have any questions, contact Parking and Transportation at 305-284-3096, option 2.

 

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