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Madison's Transit and Parking Commission approved rate increases at five locations that will take effect June 1.


Madison’s Transit and Parking Commission approved hourly rate increases at three locations and monthly permit increases at two lots at a meeting Wednesday.  

The rate changes will take effect June 1.  

New hourly rates will be implemented at the following locations:

  • The State Street Capitol Garage, 214 N. Carroll St., will increase from 90 cents per hour to $1.20 per hour.
  • The State Street Campus Garage, 415 N. Lake St., will increase from $1.30 per hour to $1.50 per hour.
  • The Brayton Lot, 1 S. Butler St., will increase from $1.80 per hour to $2 per hour.

Ald. David Ahrens, District 15, proposed increasing the hourly rate at the State Street Capitol Garage to $1 instead of $1.20, specifically mentioning those who are performing or volunteering at the Overture Center for the Arts.

“I’m also mindful of how many city employees who are now parking at the State Street Capitol garage while they’re being placed on the other side of the Square,” Ahrens said, referencing the construction on the Madison Municipal Building.

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The motion did not receive a second and was not discussed.

Monthly permit rates will increase at the Brayton Lot from $150 for residents and $170 for non-residents to $160 and $185, respectively, and at the Wilson Lot (located just west of the intersection of Wilson, Blair and Williamson streets, off of John Nolen Drive) from $125 for residents and $145 for non-residents to $135 and $155, respectively.

Additionally, the commission set a 80 cents hourly rate at the new Capitol East District Garage, which is expected to open in late summer or early fall. The monthly night permit rate at the new garage, which will be located at 800 Main St., is $42 and $48 per month for residents and non-residents, respectively.

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Abigail Becker joined The Capital Times in 2016, where she primarily covers city and county government. She previously worked for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and the Wisconsin State Journal.