Campus Advisory Committee Tackling UND’s Most Vexing Transportation Issues

The 12-member UND Parking & Transportation Advisory Committee is looking for ways to simplify parking for the roughly 10,000 student, staff and faculty permit holders who drive to and from campus each day. UND archival image.

Mike Pieper is on a mission to make UND a more welcoming place for visitors by solving a modern-age campus dilemma – parking.

While he’s at it, Pieper, UND’s associate vice president for facilities, is also looking for ways to simplify parking for the roughly 10,000 student, staff and faculty permit holders who drive to and from campus each day.

In addition, he’s coming up with possible solutions to pay for it – including covering years of deferred maintenance needs on many campus parking lots rated poor by industry standards.

It’s a daunting task for one person, but Pieper has help from the UND Parking & Transportation Advisory Committee. The 12-person panel helps evaluate and recommend to the UND President possible solutions to some of the University’s most vexing parking and transportation issues.

The committee likely will propose restructuring the campus parking process for staff and faculty sometime in the future, as well as discuss possible ways to decrease the current parking rate disparity between students and staff.

Read more about the preliminary discussions here.