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Texas A&M Transportation Services Prepares for Move-In, ‘Howdy Week’ Activities

August 18, 2017

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By Melissa Marie Maraj, Texas A&M University Transportation Services

In support of ‘Howdy Week’ activities and move-in at Texas A&M University, Transportation Services is providing additional traffic control in highly congested areas during peak times Aug. 20-23.

“With the arrival of new and returning students to campus, extensive on-campus activities, combined with the increased traffic and pedestrian movement, we are asking the community to have greater awareness of their surroundings and to use caution as they travel to and from campus,” said Peter Lange, associate vice president of  Transportation Services.

Drivers in the campus community should expect delays during this peak traffic period and should plan accordingly. Temporary drop-off zones are available in designated locations on campus in an effort to ease the congestion and facilitate move-in for arriving students. These areas will be marked with signs.  Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians on foot are encouraged to use extreme caution in these areas as certain lanes and bike lanes will be obstructed during move-in week.

“Our top priority is safety during this busy time and with the full schedule of activities planned for the start of the fall semester it is important to plan ahead. We want the newest members of the Aggie family to have a smooth transition to Aggieland and the transportation plan we have in place is designed to help ensure their safe arrival during this time,” said Lange.

Proceed with Caution
On the Central and South areas of campus, East Lamar and Lot 6 will be used as limited and temporary drop-off zones on Saturday and Sunday. Transportation Services Officers will control Lubbock Street and vehicles will exit Lubbock by passing in front of the Commons. We recommend students and families moving in on Sunday use free move-in parking in Lot 40c and d or Southside Garage.

On the North area of campus, portions of Lot 30 will be designated and marked as temporary drop-off zones.  Transportation Services officers will control Asbury, Hogg, Central Houston and Jones Streets with limited drop-off allowed curbside.

Move-In/Out Parking Procedures

About Transportation Services
Transportation Services is an empowered team of professionals dedicated to providing efficient, dynamic and innovative fleet, parking and transit services to the Texas A&M University community. Transportation Services supports the teaching, research and public service mission of Texas A&M University, with focus on customer service and communication.


Media Contact:

Melissa Marie Maraj

Texas A&M University Transportation Services


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