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On track to higher fees? Thursday hearing on boost in Fairfield RR parking cost

Published 3:29 pm, Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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The Parking Authority will hold a public hearing Thursday on a proposal to raise parking fees at the town's two railroad station lots.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in Sullivan-Independence Hall.

Under consideration is a $10 increase for annual permits at the downtown rail station, bringing the annual cost to $390, and a $15 increase for parking permits at the Southport station, which would cost an annual $275 if the boost is approved.

The fees for annual parking permits were raised last April, though not as much as originally contemplated. At that time, downtown permits were set to increase to $420, while Southport permits would have been $285. Instead, the increases were halved, and downtown permits set at $380 and Southport at $260.

The increase in 2012 marked the first time permits fees had been increased since 1998.

However, if the new, higher fees are approved, they remain below the $420 charged by the state for parking at the Fairfield Metro station.

The daily parking fee at all three lots is $6.