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In 1953, Texas Tech began regulating parking on campus with $1 residence hall parking stickers and around 5,000 permits. Today, license plate recognition systems identify which vehicles are authorized to park in designated lots on campus. That monitoring is overseen by Texas Tech's Transportation and Parking Services.
In addition to managing more than 18,000 parking spaces, Transportation and Parking Services is committed to the safety of the approximately 7,000 bicyclists on campus each day. The department also provides support for the 47 buses that serve more than 35,000 students.
"Transportation and Parking Services is an auxiliary service here at Texas Tech," Stacy Stockard, media relations coordinator, said. "We handle the parking, busing, biking (and) even walking needs of all our visitors, students and employees on campus."