Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and Administrative Officers
Events & Transportation is pleased to announce the launch of paperless parking permits in May, allowing permit holders to do away with tags that hang from rearview mirrors and instead use their license plate as their permit.
The new Bruin ePermit system will use automated license plate recognition (ALPR) software to read and convert images of registration plates and the characters they contain into computer-readable data that is automatically referenced against the parking database to verify a valid permit for the lot location. Drivers who previously changed their hangtag from one car to another can instead register up to three cars on one parking permit via the new system, as well as buy and manage their parking permits entirely online.
In preparation for the roll out of the new system, Events & Transportation has removed gate arms to eliminate the need for gate access cards, further reducing waste. Approximately 1,500 pounds of paper and 30,000 plastic hangtags will be eliminated from the parking production process annually, in support of the campus’ sustainability goals and the University of California’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2025.
Events & Transportation has developed a new administrative policy, UCLA Policy 134: Automated License Plate Recognition Systems and Information, which specifies the allowable uses of and requirements for ALPR systems and ALPR information at UCLA.
As part of the formal process for issuing a new administrative policy, the proposed policy is now available on the APPs Under Review website for a 30-day review and comment period. Please submit any comments via the website by May 20, 2019.*
Renée A. Fortier
*Umm. The comments on the proposed policy are due 20 days after it is already implemented. Just saying.