Parking Services Switches to Hanging Tags

Posted: April 20, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Megan McDonnell

Starting this fall, George Mason will discontinue the use of static decals in favor of hanging parking tags and bumper stickers. The hangtags are easier for parking technicians to see, as tinted widows in vehicles obscure the static decals. The hangtags are also cheaper to print and save money in paperwork and cashier work. In addition, only 23 hangtags have been reported lost in the past year compared to nearly 200 static permits.

The Arlington Campus already utilizes the hangtags, where, according to Parking Services, they have worked well for faculty and staff members. Bumper stickers will be available to those who already have hangtags for other purposes.

There will be no change in the cost of parking. Annual rates are $160; semester rates are $90; and summer rates are $45. Parking hangtags go on sale July 1.

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