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Public hearing on rail station parking rates announced by CDTA

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ALBANY, N.Y. – A public hearing will be held by the Capital District Transportation Authority, or CDTA, to allow comments on a newly proposed rate structure for the Rensselaer Rail Station and the permanent increase in special event pricing for the Saratoga Springs Train Station

The CDTA is proposing a new rate structure for Rensselaer Rail Station parking to be comparable with similar Capital Region facilities. According to the organization, the parking revenue will help support increased operational costs and go toward the repair and maintenance of the station, garage and the parking lots.

Proposed Rensselaer Rail Station Parking Rate Structure:

  • $12 garage
  • $8 lot a
  • $7 lot b
  • Parking in lots a & b will cost $2 for the first hour
  • Free 2 hour parking on Rail Station Platform will remain the same
  • Weekly Rates: Garage - $50, Lot A - $35 & Lot B - $30

Proposed "Special Event" Pricing For Saratoga Springs Train Station:

A pilot program was instituted for special event parking in fall 2012. The pilot program charged $5 per vehicle to park at the station during special events and the pricing will become permanent for special events on April 1, 2013.

To provide customers with information and an opportunity to comment, CDTA will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at the Albany Public Library Main branch, 161 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12210. The hearing will open at 6:00 p.m.. CDTA staff will provide a presentation on the rate increase proposal and organize a call for registered speakers. If approved by the CDTA Board of Directors after commentary is received, rate changes will begin in April 2013.

The public are also encouraged to email comments to CDTA at cdta@cdta.org or via mail:

Rail Station Parking Rate Restructure

Marketing Department

110 Watervliet Avenue

Albany, New York 12206

Comments will be accepted through Feb. 3, 2013. For more information regarding the proposal or public hearing schedule, visit www.cdta.org. People may also contact CDTA's Customer Service Center at (518) 482-8822 to request a comment form.

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