Updated at 2:54 p.m., Monday, October 29, 2007
Tripler Army Medical Center to offer valet parking
Advertiser StaffIn an effort to improve parking management, Tripler Army Medical Center and the Sparks Matsunaga Veterans Administrative Center on Thursday will begin providing valet parking services.
"Tripler and the Matsunaga VA are committed to integrity in all aspects of services they offer and this is just another example of reaching out to improve," Donald Devaney, provost marshal, TAMC, said in a news release.
"The three-dollar valet parking service will tag-team with the no-fee Tripler Trolley shuttle service to continue providing all visitors with more options to suit their individual needs," Devaney said.
The shuttle service has had a positive impact on parking availability and the utilization of remote parking lots, Devaney said, noting that an average of 3,000 passengers are transported per month with one vehicle and more than 5,000 passengers when two shuttles are in operation.
Over the last 18 months Tripler has added 350 parking spots and began the Tripler Trolley Service.
At 9 a.m. Thursday the former chief of staff of the U.S. Army, 90-year-old retired Gen. Fred Weyand, will become the first official user of the valet parking service. Valet hours of operation are set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and is located at the mountainside entrance.