Employee Parking

Spring/summer parking fees suspended as of April 1

In light of the COVID-19 situation, TRU is suspending paid parking on its Kamloops campus until we resume normal operations.

All employees who have winter or annual permits through payroll deduction will see deductions stop on April 1. If you have a permit for a reserved stall or one of the premium lots, your permit will remain valid until paid parking resumes. Please contact the Parking Office if you have any questions.

Winter 2020 semester permits for economy and general parking, as well as a limited number of premium permits, will be available starting Dec. 2. All winter semester permits can be picked up from the TRU parking desk in the Bookstore starting Dec. 16.

Four types of parking permits

Availability
First-come first-served, Lot N, NT, XT and Z (formerly 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. 2. 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).

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 (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 permit sales open Dec. 2. 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).

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

Daily permits
None

Long-term permits
1 semester ($300), 2 semesters ($600), or annual ($900). Apply for winter 2020 below.

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Monthly payroll deduction is $75 ($3.75/day)

Applications
A small number of winter semester premium permits are available starting Dec. 2, first-come, first-served, directly from Impark.

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 ($1,225)
Applications for 2019/20 now closed.

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Monthly payroll deduction is $102.08 ($4.79/day)

Applications
Reserved applications for Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2020 permits closed on April 15. Employees must be logged onto the TRU network on campus to apply for a reserved permit (click “Employee Permit” above). 

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 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, 2020.

New Seasonal Commuter permit

As a thank-you for using alternative transportation, TRU is offering a Seasonal Commuter parking permit to cyclists. Register your bike with the Sustainability office to be eligible for a Seasonal Commuter permit valid from Nov. 15, 2019 to Mar. 15, 2020 for either economy ($200) or general ($250) lots.

Cycle until mid-November, park during winter weather, resume cycling in March, and save the equivalent of one semester of parking! Up to 100 permits are available (first-come, first-served)—register by Sept. 30, then purchase your Seasonal Commuter permit at the parking desk in the Bookstore.

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