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Proposal Would Hike Parking Cost At Greenwich Train Station

Sign at train station parking lot - Greenwich, CT - Dec 14, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Sign at train station parking lot – Greenwich, CT – Dec 14, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

GREENWICH, CT (WCBS 880) - Commuters who pay to park at the Greenwich train station may soon see a hike in fees.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story

The director of parking services in Greenwich says you can’t buy anything for $279 a year and makes the case to the Greenwich Time that what’s needed is a 40 percent increase over three years.

Depending on which lot you use, the cost could go up to $540 a year.

It would still be cheaper to park there when compared to surrounding towns, but on Wednesday morning in the lot between the Greenwich station and I-95, opinion seemed divided.

“What’s the cost here? Put down a white line every once in a while? I mean, it’s ridiculous,” said one man.

“Welcome to real world.  I think parking’s quite cheap here and if you park at a meter, you’d be spending how much?” said another man.

In the face of higher rates, some might even turn back their permits and that would knock down the waiting list.

The board of selectmen considers this proposal with their meeting Thursday morning.

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