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Metro tests carpool parking permits at its busiest park-and-rides

Customers tell us they’re having trouble finding spaces at many of our park-and-rides. And we know some of our park-and-ride spaces are being filled by people who aren’t there to catch a bus, vanpool, or carpool. Instead, they’re going to nearby businesses, apartments, or construction sites.

In response to increased demand, Metro is currently exploring a range of options to both manage and expand parking supply. One way to do this is to encourage people to carpool to the park-and-ride.

On Feb. 1, 2017, Metro will start a one-year program to test carpool parking permits at our seven busiest park-and-rides. We’ve also got plans to step up parking enforcement to discourage non-riders from taking up stalls intended for transit customers.

To help people understand the coming changes, we’ve created a frequently asked questions (FAQ) page.

You can learn about the carpool permits, and how to sign up for them, at

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