TravelSmart: Daily-Rate Flexible Parking
Daily-rate flexible parking costs $3 per day and was set up to provide:
- Flexibility for TravelSmart participants who cancel their parking permit or never owned a permit; they can use flexible parking areas on days when they need to travel to campus by themselves in a vehicle (i.e., the times that they do not bike, bus, carpool, or walk to campus).
- A convenient and cost-effective parking option for off-site staff and students who have to periodically travel to the 42nd & Dewey campus (i.e., individuals who travel to the 42nd & Dewey campus so infrequently that it does not warrant purchasing a parking permit).
Marked sections of the following parking lots are designated as daily-rate flexible parking:
LOC parking – Twenty six total stalls; twenty located on the south end of the parking lot facing Leavenworth, and six stalls on the west edge, facing 41st Street. Please pay attention to posted signs. Parking in a patient stall will result in a $100 ticket.
Lot #55 – The entire parking lot consisting of fifty six stalls, just to the North of Don & Millies. This lot is very close to the Doctor’s North Tower, so you can be inside quickly, if needed.
Lot #50 – Twenty-seven covered stalls located on the lowest level (previously referred to as lot #59 and is easily accessible by Jones street from Saddle Creek or Leavenworth) against the far north wall. Signs are posted to identify these stalls.
Almost all daily-rate flexible parking stalls are striped white, have a number painted on the concrete within the stall, though you no longer need that stall number. All stalls are indicated by the daily-rate flexible parking sign with information on the app, as seen here:
Click on the map below to see the specific locations of the three daily-rate flexible parking lots.
To Park & Pay in Daily-Rate Flexible Parking:
Download the free ParkOmaha app (please note, ParkOmaha is one word), available on both Android and Apple devices. You can download and set up the app in advance or the first time you park; it takes just minutes and an SQR code is provided on the daily-rate flexible parking signs that can take you directly to the app. After downloading you will be asked to select a verification method. After selecting text or email you will receive a 3 digit code via that method that you will type into the app. This verifies that you are using your device and not somebody else’s. You will also be asked to ‘name’ your vehicle as you enter your license plate number. This “name” is anything you select so you know what car you are selecting in the app. This is useful for people who may drive more than one vehicle and don’t want to keep track via license plate. You can name your vehicle Honda and Ford, Mine and Wife’s, anything that will help you select the car you are driving. At this time you will be asked to provide a credit or debit card number. You can choose to type this in each time, or to have the app save your information. Once this is complete you are set up for parking!
When you need to use Daily-Rate Flexible Parking, park in an available, Daily-Rate stall in one of the Med Center’s 3 daily-rate flexible parking lots, see locations and map above. You must park in a Daily-Rate stall as not all stalls in lots 36 and 59 are for daily rate flex parking and parking in those stalls will result in a ticket. These stalls are always marked by signs, shown above, and most daily-rate flex parking stalls are also striped white, not yellow, to help you differentiate. There are 2 exceptions to the white stripes: the 11 stalls on the west side of lot 36 are still yellow as are the stalls on the lowest level of lot 50.
When parking, open the app and enter the zone, 222. All of the Med Center’s daily-rate flexible parking is in zone 222. This app can be used to park in other locations in Omaha, primarily downtown, and the zone is different there. After entering the 222 zone, enter your license plate number or select the car you saved by name. You will then select the saved credit/debit card information or enter your card number if you chose not to save it. Once you have confirmed this information to be correct you are legally parked and a countdown timer will begin within the app. This is a convenient way to know how long you have to park in this stall. Each stall at the Med Center will be available for 20 hours per $3 charge. By entering your license plate, you can move your car to any other Daily Rate Flexible Parking stall without getting a ticket, as long it’s in the same day. i.e. You park in Daily Rate Flex Parking and then leave for a dentist appointment. When you return the stall you parked in is occupied, so you park in a different stall or even lot. This is fine as long as you are still parking in a Daily Rate Flex Parking stall and your session is still valid (same 20 hour period).
If you do not have a smart phone, you can pay within a web browser, either on a cell phone that has internet access or on a PC or tablet. Please use the website http://omaha.ppprk.com
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