Airport Parking Fees May Go Up


POSTED: Monday, July 19, 2010 - 9:17am

UPDATED: Monday, July 19, 2010 - 5:12pm

Airport parking fees may be going up, according to the budget proposal the Department of Aviation presented to the City Council last week.

Airport officials said the reason for the proposed increase is to prevent overcrowding in the short-term parking area. They said the short term parking area fills up extremely quickly, especially around the holidays. They want more people to utilize the ample parking spaces in the long-term lot.

The proposal would increase the no-fee period to thirty minutes in short-term parking as a concession, but would then charge $1.50 to park for 31 minutes to one hour; that charge is currently for those parked between 35 minutes and one hour. The maximum for short-term parking would be ten dollars, an increase of one dollar.

In the long-term parking lot, the no-fee period would also increase to thirty minutes and then it would cost one dollar for 31 minutes to one hour. The weekly cap that is currently at $22.50 would be eliminated, and the maximum charge each day would be five dollars, an increase of 50 cents.

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