Vehicle registration rates increase
July 16, 2003
KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University trustees, acting at their July 16 meeting, approved an increase in student vehicle registration rates, which will be used to fund significant improvements to the University's roadways and parking facilities.
The WMU Board of Trustees raised vehicle registration rates for full-time students from $250 to $300 for the 2003-04 academic year. Those who are willing to walk a bit further to their campus destination will pay 50 percent less: parking at Lawson Ice Arena will cost $150 for the academic year for all students.
According to Robert M. Beam, WMU vice president for business and finance, the increase will help to cover the cost of substantial improvements to the University's existing roadways and parking system. The cost of operating the parking system, reconstruction of W. Michigan Ave. from Howard St. to Rankin Ave., and a new bus service to the Parkview Campus will also be financed at least in part by vehicle registration revenue.
Vehicle registration rates also will rise for two-wheel motor vehicles, part-time students, and passes valid for individual semesters or sessions.
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