A report in Monday's Sun details how some commuters who use Naperville's Smart Card system to pay for parking at the Route 59 Metra lot are getting stuck with $15 tickets because of a machine malfunction. Those who believe they have received parking tickets in error can appeal.
The story also reports how Naperville's dramatic increase in quarterly parking permit fees hasn't had much of an effect on demand yet. With costs doubling to $120 for residents, the thought was that some who hoard the passes without using them very often would drop them, thus putting a dent into that list of some 3,700 people waiting two to six years to get a parking permit for a commuter lot.
But that hasn't happened. So far, only nine people have withdrawn from the program, a city official said.
Should Naperville charge even more money, then take those funds and create more parking for commuters? Are you taking the train more often now that gas costs more than $4 a gallon? What's your experience with commuter parking in Naperville?