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Tue January 25, 2011
Parking crackdown in Sound Transit park-and-ride lots
Been having a hard time finding a space at park-and-ride lots? Sound Transit feels your pain.
The transit agency says it's started to crack down on drivers who violate parking rules at Sounder train stations and park-and-rides. Transit riders are complaining that it's getting harder to find parking spaces, at least in part because of other drivers parking inconsiderately.
Sound Transit began giving warnings last week, but starting this week, cars violating Sound transit parking rules will be immediately towed.
At risk? Vehicles that are ...
- parked more than 24 hours
- in emergency lanes, "no parking" and loading zones
- in wheelchair-access parking spaces without a state-issued placard of license plate
- taking up more than one space
- blocking other vehicles or pedestrian pathways.
As transit use increases, parking at the 21 transit centers in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties is becoming more of an issue.
Of the 21 Sound Transit lots, six are at 99 percent capacity or more and seven more are at least 90 percent full.