It's about to get more expensive to park your car in Naperville to take Metra trains to Chicago. Naperville says it's about time for a commuter parking fee increase.
Naperville's Transportation Advisory Board will consider a proposed increase for commuter parking permit fees during its March 1 meeting.
TAB will accept public comments regarding the proposed increase during the meeting, which begins at 8 a.m. in council chambers of the Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
Following TAB's discussion, a recommendation will proceed to the City Council for final approval. If approved, this will be the first commuter parking fee increase for Naperville since 1995, the city said in a release.
The city is conducting a study on commuter parking permit fees to determine if sufficient revenue from the existing fees is available for future anticipated expenses. The study also will provide the foundation to consider an increase in commuter parking permit fees as a potential means of financing future commuter-related capital and transit, technological and staffing improvements. The study also will compare current parking fees to those in other communities along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line.
What do you think, is a fee increase justified? What other issues regarding commuter parking in Naperville would you like to see addressed?