Thursday, April 18, 2013

UT-Austin Towing Contractor Found Guilty of Towing Without Authority To Do So

Seldom do people think about towing until it happens to them....The University of Texas at Austin's towing contractor, Park Right Solutions LLC was found guilty of illegal towing by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation recently.  Park Right Solutions was fined $1000.

The towing of vehicles within the University of Texas parking lots are requested by the Parking & Transportation and the Police departments. Just last year UTPD would go the extra mile not to have to call Assured Towing, acquired by Park Right Solutions, due to unsavory experience with the onslaught of complaints.

Yet Assured Towing was bought out by Park Right Solutions LLC, Charlie Smith with UTA Parking Enforcement illegally transferred a nontransferable contract without following the rebidding process.

Maybe someone at the Daily Texan, the University of Texas at Austin college newspaper will get to bottom of this and find out who authorized entering into a contractual agreement without going through the required bidding process.

From the TDLR Final Orders database:

County: TRAVIS
Zip Code: 78744

License #: 6444043C

Complaint # TOW20110015825
Date: 1/15/2013

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000.
Respondent towed a vehicle from a parking facility without authority.

Something stinks here....