CTA Parking Rates for 2009

December 16, 2008

First Rate Increase at the Agency’s Park & Ride Lots in Four Years

The Chicago Transit Authority has announced 2009 parking rate increases for Park & Ride lots beginning January 1, 2009. It is the first rate increase at these Park & Ride lots since January 2005.

“Using Park & Ride lots and continuing the trip into the city with the CTA offers a great value to customers,” said CTA President Ron Huberman. “The lots are conveniently located and offer an alternative to paying parking fees downtown.”

Parking for over 5,700 cars is available at 17 CTA Park & Ride locations – excluding lots not overseen by the CTA, including the Red Line Howard lot and municipal lots at Forest Park on the Blue Line. All Park & Ride locations are listed on CTA’s system map and on the CTA web site, www.transitchicago.com. Customers also may obtain information on Park & Ride facilities by calling 836-7000 from any local area code. A complete list of locations and price comparison is below.

The money from the rate increases does not go entirely to the CTA. Parking taxes are collected from each transaction on behalf of either the City or County, depending on the parking lot’s location. CTA expects the rate increase will generate approximately $1 million annually. 

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Please note: The parking rate increase at the Skokie lot goes into effect January 6, 2009.

 

CTA Park & Ride Lots, Rates

 
CTA Spaces
Current Rate**
Time Limit
(Hours)
Rate as of 1/1/2009** ^
Blue Line – Cumberland
1633
$2.00
12
$4.00
$4.00
12-14
$6.00
$6.25
14-16
$8.00
$8.00
16-18
$10.00
$10.50
18-20
$12.00
$12.00 20-24 $12.00
 
 
$40.00
Monthly reserve*
$40.00
Blue Line – Forest Park
648
$3.00
15
$5.00
$40.00
Monthly
$80.00
Blue Line – Harlem/Higgins
53
$2.00
12
$4.00
Blue Line – Rosemont
798
$3.00
14
$5.00
$6.00
14-18
$8.00
$12.00
18-24
$12.00
Brown Line – Kedzie/Lawrence
56
$2.00
12
$4.00
$40.00
Monthly reserve*
$40.00
Brown Line – Kimball/Lawrence
73
$2.00
12
$4.00
Green Line – Ashland/63rd
235
$2.00
12
$4.00
Green Line – Garfield
117
$2.00
12
$4.00
$40.00
Monthly reserve*
$40.00
Orange Line – 35th/Archer
69
$2.00
12
$4.00
Orange Line – 48th/Kedzie
157
$2.00
12
$4.00
Orange Line – Halsted/Archer
31
$2.00
12
$4.00
Orange Line – Midway
327
$2.00
12
$4.00
$40.00
Monthly reserve*
$40.00
Orange Line – Pulaski/51st
390
$2.00
12
$4.00
$40.00
Monthly reserve*
$40.00
Orange Line – Western/49th
200
$2.00
12
$4.00
Pink Line – 54th/Cermak (Cicero)
175
$2.00
12
$4.00
Purple Line – Linden (Wilmette)
328
$2.00
24
$4.00
$40.00
Monthly
$80.00
Yellow Line – Skokie
441
$2.00
24
$4.00^
*Monthly reserve requires a one time $4.95 registration fee, monthly $3.00 processing fee and daily rate.
**Rates include all City of Chicago and Cook County applicable parking taxes and fees
^Rate increase goes into effect January 6, 2009.

 

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