Just less than a year after the Romeoville Metra station opened, a second parking lot opened to provide commuters with an additional 160 spaces.
The station now has a total of 283 parking spaces, according to a news release from the village.
“The demand for parking at the station has been overwhelming,” Romeoville Mayor John Noak said. “This new lot should go a long way to ensure everyone who wants to ride the Metra from Romeoville will be accommodated.
Noak also thanked Metra representatives U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Western Springs; state Sens. Pat McGuire, D-Crest Hill, and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant D-Shorewood; and state Reps. John Connor, D-Lockport and Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, for their support on the project.
“As a strong advocate for public transit, it’s great to see the new Romeoville station being utilized by so many people,” Lipinski said. “The expansion of the parking lot less than a year after the station opened is a significant milestone and a testament to the work put in by the village of Romeoville and Metra.”
The new lot will be for daily parking, while the existing lot will be all permit parking. All 92 parking permits have been spoken for, but those still interested in getting one can put their name on a waiting list at romeoville.org.