Association, COA Notice, Neighborhood Development, PTMD, Traffic, Safety & Parking

SoCo PTMD Informational Meeting

Changes to the Residential Permit Parking zones will be begin soon. Permit and Paid parking as well as new restricted parking on Bouldin Creek Neighborhood streets may impact your residential parking. BCNA is providing an informational meeting(s) to answer your questions.

DATE: Thursday November 16th
TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Twin Oaks Public Library

General Information

Following years of CoA research, planning and discussion – The SoCo PTMD (Parking & Transportation Management District) previously approved by CoA City Council will roll out in Bouldin’s Yellow & Purple Sectors and across in Travis Heights between now and the end of the year. The PTMD paid parking is already in place on S. Congress Ave.

Our neighborhood streets will receive PTMD paid parking in the form of a Hybrid program including Hybrid RPP and Hybrid EPP. RPP (Resident Permit) and EPP (Employee Permit) blocks will cover all of the Yellow Sector blocks and many of the Purple Sector blocks. Hybrid indicates that visitors (without a visitor hang tag permit) will pay hourly to park with a maximum $39/Day.

Residents who never before had RPP on the street at the front of their house will get resident only parking in the evening to overnight and can park anytime day or night with a required, paid annual permit. Visitors will be allowed to pay-to-park on these Hybrid blocks by paying hourly during non-resident only hours using the ParkATX application or using a Text To Park website. Some employees of local business will get an EPP permit allowing them to park on the EPP Hybrid blocks, which are also shared with Visitors who can pay-to-park (Resident Visitor Hang Tags will not work for Hybrid EPP blocks). Generally, most EPP Hybrid parking is on block faces that are not directly fronted by a main Residence with a few limited exceptions.

It’s important to note a few things: If you currently have RPP you will likely see a change in your RPP hours and you will have Paid Hourly Visitors parking during the daytime; If you are accustomed to finding a space directly out front – you may be looking for a space elsewhere on your block or on adjacent blocks when visitor paid parking is allowed; Resident Permits will be valid for the entire Bouldin area so you’ll be able to park without paying hourly in any Bouldin Hybrid RPP area. Bouldin RPP permits will not be valid for any Hybrid EPP blocks or in Travis Heights RPP Hybrid areas.

Resident Parking Permits will be available for purchase beginning in December 2023 and will be valid through 2024, these permits are digital and connected to your license plate. Resident Visitor Hang Tags will be available for purchase for 2024 as a transition year, tho Resident Visitors will likely need to pay hourly like any other Paid Visitor beginning in 2025 and beyond.

If you’ve never had RPP before, your address will be automatically enabled for purchase of the new Hybrid RPP permits. 2024 Resident permit fees and limits per household will remain the same as 2023. Generally, if you have an A/B (1/2) duplex or ADU on your lot and there’s a separate utility bill for each unit, then each should qualify for separate permits purchase. RPP permits will not be available for apartment or condo developments.

Details on how to purchase RPP permits online will be shared as soon as all of the new Hybrid RPP addresses are enabled in the ATD (Austin Transportation Dept) system. That link will be posted as soon as possible. There will be a “warnings” period through the end of the year before actual fines ticketing begins for vehicles illegally parked in the Hybrid RPP/EPP areas.