Your daily commute could get pricier if it includes riding a Metro-North railroad.

CBS New York reports that the MTA Board is expected to approve parking permit fee increases. The increases are expected to happen at 25 different Metro-North facilities. Metro-North Railroad is looking to increase its non-fare revenue, by increasing annual parking permit fees across the 25 facilities by an average of 13 cents per year. The proposed rate hikes will increase Metro-North Railroad's non-fare revenue by $965,000 annually.

Parking fee increases are proposed for the mid-Hudson Valley at the Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Cold Spring, and Garrison stations. The increases will not affect Orange and Rockland County stations. It will affect Dutchess, Putnam, and Westchester County stations. Poughkeepsie could see a 12-month permit rate increase from $358 to $394.

MTA Board Meeting Minutes

In addition to increasing annual parking permit fees across 25 facilities, the MTA is also looking to eliminate free parking on Saturdays. Parking would still be free on Sundays at the facilities. According to the MTA Board Meeting Minutes from for Tuesday, November 12, 2019, customers who are permit holders will pay an average of $42.75 more annually. Daily meter users will pay an average of $14.17 more monthly.

The proposal for increases was buried deep in MTA Board Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, November 12, 2019, in the Finance committee Book. They can be found here on page 58 or they are pictured above.

This is the full list of the 25 facilities were annual parking permit rate increases are proposed:

  • Poughkeepsie
  • New Hamburg
  • Beacon (resident)
  • Beacon (non-resident)
  • Cold Spring
  • Garrison (resident)
  • Garrison (non-resident)
  • Cortlandt
  • Ossining
  • Irvington
  • Riverdale
  • Port Chester (station lot)
  • Port Chester (garage)
  • Harrison
  • Mamaroneck
  • Pelham
  • Mt. Vernon East
  • Wassaic
  • Tenmile River
  • Dover Plains
  • Harlem Valley-Wingdale
  • Patterson (station lot)
  • Patterson (south lot)
  • Southeast
  • Brewster
  • Purdy's (resident)
  • Purdy's (non-resident)
  • Goldens Bridge
  • North White Plains
  • Woodlawn