PULLMAN, Wash. — Parking at Washington State University just became a little easier with reduced rates for the summer available at all of the garages on campus.

WSU Parking and Transportation Services is offering hourly garage rates for $1 per hour, reduced from $1.50 per hour, at the Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education and library garages. There is a daily maximum rate of $10 Monday-Friday and a $2 maximum rate for weekday evenings after 5 p.m., and all day Saturday and Sunday.

The parking and rate changes will take effect Monday, May 12, and will end Aug. 15.

“Because of the increased availability of parking in the summer, we want to make it more convenient to park on campus,” said John Shaheen, director of Parking, Transportation, and Visitor Center.

Parking restrictions in other areas on campus have changed for the summer as well. Daily and summer permits are now available for all parking zones. Payment of parking meters after 4 p.m. is not required, and permits are not required for parking zones after 4 p.m. with the exception of restricted disability, service and reserved spaces.

Additionally, gray parking zones are open to all valid WSU parking permits except blue permits and housing permits. These conditions will also take effect Monday, May 12, and will end Aug. 15, the last day of summer business hours.