A History of Parking and Transportation on Campus

Take a look at how getting around campus has evolved since the very first day of class.

When Texas Technological College opened its doors, the campus didn't even have sidewalks. In 1953, Texas Tech began regulating parking on campus with $1 residence hall parking stickers and around 5,000 permits. Now, license-plate recognition systems identify permit holders in lots. Up to 6,000 bicyclists traverse campus each day. 47 buses provide service to more than 35,000 students.

On-street parking prohibited

A memo by the president shares direction from a joint meeting of the Campus Planning Committee and an appointed student committee.

Motorist Assistance Program launches

Offers free gallon of gas, vehicle unlock, jump start, and air for flat tires to all on the TTU campus.

Gail Wolfe becomes director of Traffic and Parking Office

Event parking manager position created

Marks the first time on campus that event parking had support or management. Michael Lopez becomes the first event parking manager.

Game day parking at Jones Stadium

Aerial view down onto the Texas Technological College campus showing cars parked between the football stadium and West Hall dormitory.

Cars parked in front of West Hall

A group of male students sits on the steps of West Hall, then a dormitory.

Colonel Buddy Knox becomes director of Traffic and Parking Services

For three years, the retired Air Force colonel advocated for adequate parking for a growing student population and a campus under construction.

Bill Daniels in an IACUSD Conference Planning Session

Texas Tech Security Chief Bill Daniels (second from right), immediate past president of the International Association of College & University Security Directors, confers in Houston with other association officers on the program for the 1968 IACUSD meeting set for University of Houston June 19-22. With Daniels are (standing ) Bob Ochs of Rutgers University, current association president, Sterling Baker of UH; and Rice Security Director Harold Rhodes.

TPS wins International Parking Institute's Parking Organization of the Year

The highest industry award given to a public or private parking organization.

Pop-Tarts for Tickets introduced

TPS's third citation forgiveness program gives 6,804 Pop-Tarts to the Junior League of Lubbock's Food2Kids program that feeds hungry LISD elementary students.

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