Meet Our Director
Becca White, CAPP
|Becca, a graduate of U.Va, began her career in Parking & Transportation as a bus driver for the University's Transit Service (UTS) in 1982. She has been with the department for over 20 years, working her way to the Director of the Department of Parking & Transportation in 2001. As Director, she is responsible for all permit, transit, and facilities operations on both the academic and medical center campuses. Becca has served on the International parking Institute's Board of Advisors and on the Board of Directors of the "Parking Association of the Virginia's" for many years. Becca earned her CAPP (Certified Administrator of Public parking) Certificate in 1998 after completing a rigorous program through the International Parking Institute and the University of Virginia's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She has given presentations on parking industry issues at regional and national annual parking conferences. She has provided consultation services to peer campus parking and transportation operations, and has published articles in national and regional publications.
Larry Simmons, deputy regional director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, right, presents the e2 certification to Rebecca White. (New Service Photo by Dan Addison). Full Story at U.Va News
A Message From Our Director on Transportation Alternatives
As Director of the Department of Parking & Transportation, one of my primary goals is to reduce parking demand while increasing demand for alternative transportation options. Carpooling, biking, walking, and using public transit are good options that are good for our community and the environment.
I believe there are many people riding University Transit (UTS) or Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) from their neighborhoods to work. I also believe that there are many people biking or walking to work or sharing a ride to work with a family member, friend, or neighbor. Did you know that if you travel to work in one of these ways only a few times per week, you are eligible for commuter benefits funded by the Federal Government and available through RideShare? If you are one of the hundreds of people who live along the CAT Free Trolley Route, you already have a wonderful and free way to get to work AND tap into the commuter benefits. CAT' Free Trolley Route provides a bus every 15 minutes, six days per week, from 6:40AM - Midnight, and links the Downtown Mall to the University via Main Street. Just imagine riding this frequent and free service and never even having to think about how much P&T charges for parking permits.
Our Transportation Demand Management portion of the Department web site is committed to providing comprehensive information about alternatives to driving alone. This is important to me because of the positive impacts alternative transportation can have on our quality of life.
Rebecca White, CAPP
Director, U.Va Department of Parking & Transportation