WMU News

Trustees table changes to vehicle registration rates

June 1, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Vehicle registration rates at Western Michigan University are expected to rise next fall to help fund substantial improvements to the University's roadways and parking facilities, including the construction of two new parking structures.

The proposed increase, tabled May 30 by the WMU Board of Trustees until its June meeting, would raise vehicle registration rates for full-time students from $175 to $225 for the 2001-02 academic year. According to Robert M. Beam, vice president for business and finance, the increase will help to cover the cost of significant roadway and parking facility improvements, the operation of the parking system, and the construction of two new parking structures at the University's Parkview Campus.

If trustees approve the increase, vehicle registration rates also will rise for two- and four-wheel motor vehicles during all semesters and for vehicles parking in the Lawson Ice Arena lot.

Media contact: Jessica English, 616 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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