UNA addresses parking shortage with app, shuttles
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The University of North Alabama is using a smartphone app and shuttle buses to address a shortage of parking spaces.
WAAY-TV (http://bit.ly/1dg1IGB ) reports the school has lost about 300 on-campus parking spaces because of construction and is using five shuttle buses to move students across campus from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. five days a week.
Students who use a free iPhone and Android application the school began offering can use their phones to find out when the next shuttle bus is scheduled to arrive at their stop.
University of North Alabama Police Chief Bob Pastula says students had been parking illegally at area businesses because they couldn't find spaces on campus. He says the application and shuttle system is also aimed at keeping students from being ticketed or towed.
Information from: WAAY-TV, http://www.waaytv.com/