University of North Alabama parking app

The University of North Alabama is using a smartphone app and shuttle buses to address a shortage of parking spaces.

   WAAY-TV ( ) reports the school has lost about 300 on-campus parking spaces because of construction and is using five shuttle buses to move students across campus from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. five days a week.

   Students who use a free iPhone and Android application the school began offering can use their phones to find out when the next shuttle bus is scheduled to arrive at their stop.