Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Employee Parking

Parking on campus this winter? Economy and general permits for winter 2019 will be available starting Dec. 3. If you are applying for the outside transit service discount on your winter permit, apply by Jan. 31 (see bottom of page for instructions). Remember, fall semester permits expire on Dec. 31.

Four types of parking permits

Availability
First-come first-served, Lot N, NT, XT and UCH*

Daily permits
Half-day ($3, N only) or all-day ($4) from lot dispensers or PayByPhone

Long-term permits
10-week ($200) e-Permit or 16-week semester ($200) Employee Permit

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Monthly payroll deduction is $50 ($2.50/day)

Applications
Winter permit sales open Dec. 3. Employees must be logged onto the TRU network on campus to apply for a semester or annual permit (click “Employee Permit” above). If you select pay by monthly payroll deduction, you may request delivery of your permit by interoffice mail, but if you pay up front, you must pick up your permit at the Parking Office (in the Bookstore) in December.

*New lot XT will open for economy parking in January 2019.

Like being prepared? You can check Lot N Availability on the TRU Go App before you head to campus.

Availability
First-come first-served, any general lot (A4, E, H, J, M, T1, T3, W and WH)

Daily permits
All-day ($5) from lot dispensers or PayByPhone

Long-term permits
Weekly ($25) or 10-week ($200) e-Permit or 16-week semester ($250) Employee Permit

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Monthly payroll deduction is $62.50 ($3.13/day)

Applications
Winter semester-long permit sales open Dec. 1. Employees must be logged onto the TRU network on campus to apply for a semester or annual permit (click “Employee Permit” above). If you select pay by monthly payroll deduction, you may request delivery of your permit by interoffice mail, but if you pay up front, you must pick up your permit at the Parking Office (in the Bookstore) in December.

Availability
Guaranteed, specific lot only (A3, B, C, D2, L1, S, T2 or V1)

Daily permits
None

Long-term permits
1 semester ($283), 2 semesters ($566), or annual ($850) (See Applications below to purchase.)

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Monthly payroll deduction is $71 ($3.50/day)

Applications
Winter semester permit sales open Nov. 1 for a limited number of premium permits. (To guarantee parking space in a specific premium lot, TRU only offers semester or annual permits equal to the number of available spaces in that lot.)

How to purchase from Impark: Check the Premium lot map above and note the name of the lot you want to park in. Spaces for winter semester are limited—be prepared to check availability in alternate lots.

Go to the Impark Monthly Parking website and follow these steps:

1. Log into your existing Impark account (use temporary password Welcome if you forgot your password) or create a new account. Then from the red menu bar, click on Sign-Up.

2. Enter “Thompson Rivers University” in the Lot Search field. From the list of TRU parking lots, select your desired lot and click Lot Details. Double-check that the details match the lot you want. (If the lot is marked full, choose Lot Search from the menu to restart step 2.)

3. Click the red Buy Parking button. At the bottom of the page, review the permit descriptions carefully—there may be one semester, two semester or annual rates, plus monthly payroll deduction (labelled ”P/D”) options and "Student" options. Choose the permit you want and click Select.

4. Complete the application form. NOTE: On the Delivery Options screen, you MUST select the “Mail” option. All permits will be mailed to the TRU Parking Office, and then you can pick up your permit at the parking desk in the Bookstore.

5. Provide your credit card information. These fields are required by Impark's form, even if you are paying by monthly payroll deduction (“P/D”). If you have chosen a “P/D” rate, your balance should show as $0.00, and your card will NOT be charged.

Check your email for confirmation of your sign-up (and your receipt if you paid up front).

Availability
Guaranteed, one specific numbered stall in a selected lot

Daily permits
None

Long-term permits
Annual ($1,150)
Employee Permit

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Monthly payroll deduction is $95.83 ($4.42/day)

Applications
Fall/winter applications closed May 31. Employees must be logged onto the TRU network on campus to apply for a reserved permit (click “Employee Permit” above). If you purchased a 2018/19 reserved permit and have not received it yet, please visit the Parking Office (in the Bookstore) in August.

Share the costs of commuting and parking—find a carpool buddy through TRU Rideshare, a free online app. Learn more

You can also register an additional vehicle on your long-term parking permit—whether it's economy, general, premium or reserved—so you and your carpool buddy can take turns driving if you wish. (Just make sure you transfer your permit between vehicles when you switch—and call the Parking Office if you leave it behind.) Email the Parking Office with the vehicle's licence plate and model to register.

Discount for employees living outside Kamloops Transit service

If you live outside the Kamloops Transit area, you may qualify for a 20 percent parking discount on 2018/19 semester and annual parking permits. Bring or email your receipt for your semester or annual parking permit to the TRU Parking Office with a copy of your driver's licence (showing your home address) and your employee number (subject line "Outside transit area discount"). The Parking Office will verify you live outside transit service before processing the discount on your permit. Applications for the discount on winter semester permits are due Jan. 31, 2019.

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