BREAKING: Parking sales for 2016-17 suspended indefinitely
In an email sent out Thursday afternoon, Parking and Transportation Services informed students that the third-party website they are using to sell parking permits for 2016-17 crashed, and student permit sales are on hold indefinitely.
“Unfortunately, we do not currently have a timeline in place for when permit sales will resume, but as soon as we do we will send an email to all students,” Director of PTS Bob Browand said in a blog post.
PTS “soft launched” 2016-17 student permit sales Wednesday morning by posting on its Facebook page and sending out a limited number of emails to students, according to the blog post. Within 15 minutes the website crashed.
In March PTS announced on its blog that it would be limiting the number of student permits for 2016-17. If students were not able to purchase a permit in time, they would need to find alternate transportation or place themselves on a waiting list.
Before the website crashed on Wednesday, only 200 permits were sold out of 25,000 available, or less than 1 percent, according to the blog post.
“When the system is restored, we plan to monitor it before we distribute the campus-wide message,” Browand said. “Once we are confident that it is stable, we will then proceed with notifying all students via email. Once this happens, the number of people logging in will be substantial so intermittent lags are likely.”