The University Record, December 20, 1999


Gate system not helpful in Thompson structure

After once again driving to the top of the Thompson Street Structure and back down in search of a parking place (it’s over a 1/2 mile), I viewed the elaborate gate system which was installed a few years back that was supposed to tell prospective parkers if the lot was full. Is the system broken ? If so, when will it be fixed? Or was it the parking system’s “halo” that proved to not do what it was supposed to do? It was at least 10 years ago that an earlier system was installed and abandoned at Thayer Street.

Is someone in Parking being held accountable for the expenditures of regulating systems that waste time and expense for all involved?

J. Downs Herold, retiree