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Under pressure, U. of Iowa lowers hospital parking fees

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - Next time you visit the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, you may notice a change in parking fees.

Officials tell KWWL that improvements are coming and will be effective on January 13. Those include:
  • The first 30 minutes will now be free -- an increase from 15 minutes.

  • The rate for minutes 31-60 will now be 60 cents -- a decrease from 90 cents.

  • Each hour after will cost $1.20. This rate is the same as before.

  • Maximum daily rate, with validation, will now be $10 -- down from $18.

  • Parking will be free, with validation, at the Hawkeye Commuter Parking lot for patients, families and visitors.

  • The University will offer a new, three-day discounted ramp pass for $27.
UIHC and the UI Parking and Transportation Department collaborated on these changes.

The changes come after a couple of KWWL stories in December looked at the high rates of parking.

Click here for one family's struggle to pay the fees.

Click here for the university's initial reaction.
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