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METRA Parking Made Easier

Post Date:08/04/2017

A new mobile pay app plus a parking lot reconfiguration will equal a faster, easier and more efficient commute for Bartlett METRA riders.

Passport Mobile App
The Village is working with Passport Parking Inc. to allow commuters to pay for their parking spaces using their cell phone. Riders can pay each time they park or pay through Virtual Wallet. Sign-up is user-friendly via email, phone number or Facebook. The cost to daily commuters is an additional $0.32 and for permit parkers, the cost is an additional $1.00 per quarter. The traditional form of payment will still be available.

Increased Permit Parking
Another change that is being made is a reconfiguration of the parking lots to increase permit parking. The Village is adding 283 permit parking spots for a new total of 401 permit spaces. See the current parking and the proposed changes to be made in the photos below.

MetraCurrentParking

MetraProposedParking

This new configuration will help eliminate waiting lists for parking permits and increase options for residents. Permanent spots will be located all along the rail and not just in one lot. The permit spaces will not be numbered and permit holders can park in any of the permit spaces. For more information about purchasing a quarterly parking permit, call Village Hall, 630-837-0800.

The METRA parking improvements are expected by early September. Village employees will be located in the parking lots during the first week of implementation to help with the transition.