Massport is concluding their study of the Chelsea garage. This study was done to determine the possibility to accommodate the return of a limited number of commuters to the Chelsea garage. They are to notify AFA and the Company sometime in the middle of May with the results of their findings.
All PIT commuters will need to visit Grant Oliver parking authority to obtain your new parking pass and establish your parking accounts. The revised parking will begin on May 1st. For those commuters awarded the extended parking lot, once you visit Grant Oliver and establish your account, you will no longer have the ability to park at the new lot. It may be best to establish your account after your last trip this month. The extended lot provides bus service to the terminal and is a shorter walking distance to the terminal than the old employee lot. If more spaces become available they will be awarded to the next in line on the list.
The reason for the revised commuter parking situation in PIT was the result of many complaints from commuters from other airlines wanting to have access to the new parking lot. The new lot was originally intended for those employees that worked at the airport. The airport authorities however, permitted roughly 700 US Airways commuting crew members to use the new lot. The new lot was unable to accommodate parking for the commuters from all the other airlines. To provide access for all airline commuting employees, the airport authorities decided to allocate the spaces in the new lot. The allocation was predicated on a formula that involved the amount of departures, passengers and landing weights of each airline.
When you stop by the Grant Oliver office, they will offer you the following options:
Further, Grant Oliver will require a $15 deposit for the parking card which will be refunded should you opt to discontinue Pittsburgh parking.
There have also been questions regarding reimbursement claims. Reimbursement will be consistent with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. Each base has a different reimbursement rate, which is equal to the monthly value for in-base parking. Those amounts are listed below.
CLT - $20.42
DCA - $21.67
PHL - $15.00
To receive your reimbursement from the Company you must submit a printed a copy of your receipt and a completed parking expense form. The parking expense form may be found on Wings. Go to Inflight > Forms> Payroll Timekeeping > Crew Expense Forms>click>A61 to print form. Grant Oliver Corporation is in charge of the PIT parking lots. If you pay monthly with a credit card, they will send you a copy of your receipt via email around the 12th of each month.
Reimbursement for parking can be mailed to:
US Airways, Inc.
4000 E. Sky Harbor Blvd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85034
The Company is under no obligation to payroll deduct the parking fee automatically. The Grant Oliver Corporation recently requested all commuters pay individually.
MEC VP (Acting President)