Parking dollars at work

Parking dollars at work

This summer UC Riverside’s Transportation and Parking Services department repaved approximately 800,000 square feet of campus roads and asphalt – that’s equivalent to about 14 football fields.

The three-week project included repaving streets, roads, loading docks, removing and replacing asphalt, and road resealing. Cost of the work was nearly one million dollars, said Irma Henderson, director of Transportation and Parking Services, also known as TAPS.

Funding for this project came from the 2017-2018 parking permit increase fees and operational savings. TAPS is an auxiliary operation, which means it cannot use state funds for construction and maintenance of parking spaces and facilities. The money must come from user fees, such as parking permits.

“It’s us using our funds for our customers’ benefit. We raised the parking rates, but have set aside the money for parking infrastructure improvements. We are making good on those commitments,” Henderson said.

Sandra Baltazar Martínez

More Did You Know?

Drive Electric Week 'Ride and Drive' Event Sept. 16.

Local dealers on site along with a taco truck and raffle prizes!

Welcome to the Inland Empire National Drive Electric Week Ride and Drive event which will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 10 AM through 2PM. It is being held under the solar canopies near the charging stations at CE-CERT, 1084 Columbia Ave, Riverside. It will be a showcase for plug-in electric vehicles and renewable energy. There will be ride-and-drives with local car dealers and a taco truck.

Frankenstein Traveling Exhibition at Orbach Library

Starting July 2, UC Riverside’s Raymond Orbach Science Library will host the National Library of Medicine’s latest traveling exhibition, “Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature.”

The six-banner traveling exhibition explores the birth of Frankenstein, the life of author Mary Shelley, the scientific search for the principle of life, and the transformation of the “monster” in popular culture. Visitors will find the materials, up until August 11, at Orbach’s atrium. The library’s hours are Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Fridays from 7:30 a.m. -6 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

This exhibit is a teaser to a larger, more comprehensive Frankenstein exhibit that will be up this fall at the Tomás Rivera Library.

Hundreds Say Farewell to the Barn

During a June 14 gathering to celebrate the 101 years of the Barn’s history at UC Riverside, nearly 700 guests gathered, shared memories over hors d’oeuvres, and looked through historical photos.

The Barn is now closed for an 18-month renovation.

At the farewell party guests, who included alumni, students, staff, and faculty, enjoyed some of the Barn’s most famous menu items. Here is a partial list:

  • Chips and barn salsa
  • Southwest turkey and chipotle soy chicken pinwheels
  • Barn miso caesar
  • Berry quinoa
  • Spicy ahi spoons
  • Barn burger
  • Sonya’s soup shooters with mini grilled cheese
  • Barn fries
  • Miso cod


  • Hope’s cookies
  • Bread pudding
  • Apple cobbler

Agua fresca:

  • Pineapple spinach
  • Cherry mojito
  • Strawberry jamaica


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