By Terry Miller
A well-known local attorney and former mayor, Jim Helms, Jr., looked out of his office window Friday and was shocked to see that the top parking level at the Gold Line parking structure was virtually empty.
“Metro said that the Arcadia parking structure was over crowded, so they put a $3 parking fee. Now you could play baseball on the top floor … the inside parking sign said 192 spaces vacant. Looks like they succeeded beyond their wildest expectations,” Helms said.
According to Metro, the following fees have been established at the Metro Arcadia Gold Line Station:
- Transit monthly permit parking will require a $59 monthly flat rate.
- Transit monthly carpool permit parking will require a $45 monthly flat rate.
- Daily parking rates for transit users with verified ridership within 96 hours of parking their vehicle will require a $3 daily flat rate.
- Rates may be negotiated between Metro and tenant, government or business entity.
There are 300 spots available.
Beacon Media has reached out to Metro for comment on this issue.