Tripler Army Medical Center

Media Release;


For Immediate Release†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† Contact: Tripler Public Affairs Office, 808-433-5785

Release Number 05-009††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jan. 21, 2005


Tripler adding 230+ parking spaces


Tripler Army Medical Center Public Affairs Office


HONOLULUóTripler Army Medical Centerís Logistics Division staff is adding more than 230 parking spaces to make it easier for patients and staff to park.


This is a 7 to 8 percent increase in parking stalls, said Dan Perron, a project manager in Logistics Division, who is working on the project.Weekend construction begins in the next couple of weeks and is scheduled to be completed by summer. There will be no loss of existing parking spaces while construction is going on.Tripler currently has approximately 2,600 parking spaces, Perron said.


It is estimated more than 7,000 cars come through Triplerís Security Checkpoint in any given workday, said Donald Devaney, Triplerís Provost Marshal.


Fourteen areas are targeted for new parking stalls including the Emergency Department, areas outside of D Wing (Dental and Family Practice Entrance), and re-striping of the handicapped stalls in front of E Wing (VA Entrance).


The re-striping will add more handicapped stalls.The current stalls are larger than needed by law.


Funding is being provided by the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM).

Perron may be reached at 433-7091.