Monthly parking permits on sale Monday 10 a.m. for DT Azusa, Irwindale and Monrovia stations

Heads up: $39 monthly permit parking spaces go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. for the parking garages at the Gold Line’s Irwindale, Monrovia and Downtown Azusa stations. The permits at downtown Azusa are very limited at this time — Metro is working with the city of Azusa to get more spaces.

The permits allow users to park in designated spaces if they arrive at the garages between the hours of 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. This is similar to the permit system Metro has at other garages: only some of the spaces at each garage are being put in the permit program.

The permits will be available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis. After a location has sold out of permits, a waiting list will be established.

To purchase a space, click here and then click on the “search” button at the bottom of the page to see if there are permits available. If so, you will then be able to register and purchase a permit.

 

34 replies

  1. I don’t understand, is this for the lower level at the Azusz garage or for all of the reserved green slots on the second and third level?

    • Yes. This only impacts some of Metro’s spaces in the DT Azusa garage.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

    • Yes. This is similar to the reserve-a-space program at other Metro lots/garages.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  2. Will they start doing this for the train space as well? It’s a lot easier to find a parking space these days than it is to find space to get on the train. Unless you get on at AP/Citrus or Union Station, it’s a crap shoot whether or not you can get on the Gold Line train.

    • Hi Mike;

      Metro is selling the same number of permits as the number of reserved spots available.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  3. @Erik, note that one of the previous articles had indicated that FT will require patrons to display both the “printed” permit as well as some monthly pass validation on display – i assume this is still the case and will be enforced soon. Does anyone know more about this?

    @Melissa, click on the “click here” link in the last line of the article above which takes you to the website.

    • Hi Luis;

      Yes, the non-permit spaces will be free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

    • Hi Ruben;

      There aren’t enough spaces overall at the APU/Citrus garage.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  4. Steve, we purchased a permit for Azusa Downtown yesterday. Can it be used immediately or not until July 1? Also, the signs at Azusa Downtown don’t say for “Paid Permit Parking” but only say “Permit Parking 4:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.” Are new signs going up to replace these stating “Paid Permit” like at the Sierra Madre Villa station? Otherwise I’m sure that people with the “free” Foothill Transit permits will think it’s okay to park there. Thank you.

  5. Can the Azusa Downtown parking permits be used immediately or not until July 1? Also, the parking signs at Azusa Downtown do not say “PAID Permit Parking 4:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.” They currently read “Permit Parking 4:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.” Are these signs going to be replaced to read like the signs in the Sierra Madre Villa parking facility that clearly state “PAID PERMIT?” It seems like riders who currently have the Foothill Transit “Free” permits might think the signs reading as they are now are for for all permits to park in. Thank you.

    • Hi Liz;

      The permits are good beginning July 1. As for your point about the sign, I forwarded to our parking staff. They said they’ll take a look and also pointed out that we have signs that do say “paid permit only,” whereas the Foothill Transit permit spaces in DT Azusa garage read differently.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  6. Once on the waitlist for a permit, is there a place to see what number you are? How many people are ahead of you?

  7. It would have been nice to have some notice of these going on sale. Like maybe notices at the stations? Or email those who had specifically asked? I found out about this at 10:30 am when everything was already sold out. Here was a question to parking@metro.net from me on April 26 “I do have a question about the pay option. If you do decide to allow people to purchase monthly permits, how will it be announced? I want to make sure I don’t end up on a waiting list.” Thanks for not letting me know.

  8. does this affect disability parking? i think your saying that some of the parking is paid and the rest is still open, is this correct?

    • Hi Michael —

      That’s correct. Some of the existing free spaces are being converted to spaces that can be reserved for those with monthly permits. It’s a way to manage the supply and demand.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

      • My comment wasn’t posted. The spaces not permitted – are they park and pay? If so how much? Thank you

    • Hi Maggie;

      There are no daily permits for sale. Just monthly.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  9. Are these permits “Use It or Lose It”? I thought I read that regarding other parking permits issued by Metro that they monitor use to make sure each permit is used at least ten times per month. Is that policy in effect for these permits?

  10. I vistied the Downtown Azusa station and observed 40+ signs had been set up, however I question why the spaces are primarily on the roof. I understand the City, Foothill Transit and Metro share the structure, but those who pay a monthly fee are designated uncovered parking spaces. Can the remaining spaces that are awaiting signs be placed in spaces where the vehicle does not bake in the sun and will clean vehicle permited parking spaces be provided?