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5/20/2004



Rail News: Passenger Rail

MARTA cuts 'up close' parking fees


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Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) officials hope that halving parking fees in selected locations will encourage more commuters to ride the rails.

Based on preliminary results of a program is a six-month feasibility study implemented in January by Lanier Parking Systems, MARTA set aside four end-line station lots comprising 300 spaces for paid, "up close" parking. As an incentive for commuters to park — and, ultimately, ride MARTA trains — MARTA-Lanier cut parking fees to $1 (from $2) per day and to $20 (from $40) per month.

MARTA currently offers 26,000 parking spaces, most of which are dedicated for daily parking.


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