The Metro Board of Directors approved a pilot parking fee program at nine Metro Rail stations on Thursday. The plan is to first implement the program at the three new Expo Line stations when they open May 20 and then to add the other six stations later this year. The daily rate at the new Expo stations will be $2 and the monthly rate $39.
The above presentation explains the program. The idea is to use the fee to help balance supply and demand at these busy stations and open up more spaces later in the day — instead of them filling early each day at high-demand stations. The parking fee chart is below:
The monthly permit is for those who use a TAP card to ride at least 10 days each month. There are no reserved spaces — Metro will set aside an adequate number of monthly spaces in each garage or lot. Monthly permits will be available online; more info to come as we get closer to the launch date.