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Stony Brook Universitys commuter premium parking lot near the L.I.R.R..

Stony Brook unveils new parking prices for 24-25 school year

Sky Crabtree, Assistant News Editor April 21, 2024

Stony Brook University’s parking prices are once again undergoing changes. On March 20, Mobility & Parking Services (MAPS) sent out an email to all students informing them of an increase in...

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President of the UUP chapter at Stony Brook University Andrew Solar-Greco speaking to members during a union protest on Wednesday, April 12. Its the second protest organized by five unions following MAPS all-paid parking model proposal back in February.TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

After months of controversy, no real changes will be made to SBU’s parking plan

Sky Crabtree July 29, 2023
After proposing a controversial new parking plan in early February, Stony Brook University’s Mobility and Parking Services (MAPS) announced in an email sent that no changes would be made to the current parking structure for the fall 2023 semester.
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Podcast: GSEU and Parking Negotiations at Stony Brook University

Podcast: GSEU and Parking Negotiations at Stony Brook University

Mackenzie Yaddaw May 24, 2023
Host Mackenzie Yaddaw sits down with Doga Oner, the SBU ambassador for the Graduate Student Employee’s Union (GSEU), to discuss the union’s involvement and projected outcomes for the parking struggle.
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Union workers protesting at the arts loop at Stony Brook University on March 29. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Assemblyman Ed Flood and State Senator Anthony Palumbo challenge new parking proposal

Sky Crabtree April 15, 2023
On March 22, 2023, Assemblyman Ed Flood and State Senator Anthony Palumbo wrote a letter to Stony Brook President Maurie McInnis requesting that the University reject the paid parking plan amid concerns that it would negatively affect the University.
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In the next five years, there will be an increase in tuition for all four State University of New York (SUNY) research universities, including Stony Brook University, by 30%.
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Stony Brook reacts to planned SUNY tuition increase

Sky Crabtree March 28, 2023
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced a plan in January to increase tuition for all four State University of New York (SUNY) research universities, including Stony Brook University, by 30% over the next five years.
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The Lot-40 parking lot in South Campus, formerly known as South-P. KAYLA GOMEZ MOLANO/THE STATESMAN

Letter to the editor: The real impact of Stony Brook parking changes

Kevin Chacon March 13, 2023
#OPINION: What is frustrating to me is not MAPS’ decision to have all students and staff pay for parking, but for them to do so through a tier system that advantages those who can afford to pay the highest premiums.
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The Lot-40 parking lot in South Campus, formerly known as South-P. KAYLA GOMEZ MOLANO/THE STATESMAN

SBU makes changes to commuter parking plans

Daniel Pariseau September 12, 2022
This semester, commuter students who wish to park their vehicles in Lots 2, 3, 5 and 6a are required to purchase a Commuter Premium Permit for $112.50. Having two separate commuter parking plans has proven to be controversial.
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A manipulated image of the Student Parking Sign at the Stony Brook Union. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Campus parking: Zero to $112 in one semester

Abbigail Stanley September 11, 2022
Not only did Stony Brook take away Chavez-Tubman parking, they also took away Mendelsohn, H Quad and free commuter parking, replacing it with commuter premium parking which requires a parking pass that students have to pay $112.50 per semester to use.
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