Commuter Parking Changes Coming October 1
Beginning October 1, Barrington commuters should be aware that numerous changes will be occurring to the commuter parking system at the train station. The Village will be adding 67 spots to the North Commuter Lot and implementing significant changes to the parking options available in the North and the South Commuter Parking Lots.
Here’s what you should know about the new Commuter Parking System changes:
NEW: Daily Spots Available in BOTH North and South Commuter Lots: Daily parkers will now be able to park in both the North and South Commuter lots on a first-come, first-served basis for $3.50 per day, a $.50 increase. The South Lot will no longer be a BACOG-only lot. This increase will be used to pay for the purchase of the additional 67 spaces in the expanded North Commuter parking lot, as well as ongoing maintenance of the parking system, a future new entrance to the North Commuter Lot from Northwest Highway, and heat lamps on the train platforms.
NEW: Daily Fee Parkers Must Remember Your License Plate Numbers! New commuter parking fareboxes are now in place on the train station platforms, and beginning October 1, if you pay a daily fee you will no longer enter a space number, but instead you will need to enter your license plate number. Take a photo of your license plate so you’ll always have it with you!
NEW: Discount Quarterly Hang Tags Available: Commuters may also pay for daily parking on a pre-paid quarterly basis, at a discounted fee of $200 per quarter. A quarterly hang tag does not reserve a specific spot for a parker, but rather grants access to either the North or South Commuter Parking Lots on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-paying provides the added convenience of not having to pay each day at the fare boxes. Click here for a Quarterly Commuter Parking Hang Tag Application.
NEW: Premium Parking Spots Near the Train Station: Those who have pre-purchased a Premium Parking Permit will be able to begin parking in their designated spots as of October 1. Please display your hang tags for these spots. Your designated spot will be available each day until 9:30 a.m. After 9:30 a.m., it will be released to daily parkers. A limited number of Premium Parking Spots are still available for purchase. Click here for a Premium Commuter Parking Application.
Got questions about the new Commuter Parking Program? Click on the FAQ.