Public Parking at the Statehouse parking garage will increase by a dollar beginning in July.
The new hourly rates are as follows:
- Up to 30 minutes - $2.00
- One hour - $3.00
- One to two hours - $5.00
According to the Statehouse, the increase will not be added if customers use one of the garage’s five “Pay-on-Foot” stations on the Green Level instead of paying at exit booths.
Luke Stedke of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board said the increase is aimed at “changing the behavior” of parkers , rather than generating money. He said the goal is to reduce long lines of motorists waiting to pay when they leave by getting them to shift to the pedestrian pay stations.