KEEP PARKING FREE AT RTC!
That new outfit, meal or movie at Reston Town Center is about to get more expensive.
Sign the petition to oppose the paid parking garage and spread the word - #RTCparkingfee
After years of talking about it, Reston Town Center is slated to change to a paid parking garage system. Most likely by August, RTC garages will start using an app-based system called Park RTC, said RTC spokeswoman Marion Myers.
RTC claims there are too many commuter and Dulles airport parkers who are taking up valuable parking spots, and points to the Metro opening in 2020 as the reason to convert the free garages to a pay-to-park system.
But in nearby Tysons Corner where there is an adjacent Metro station with no designated Metro parking, there are no plans to charge money for parking. Tysons has handled the commuter issue by having gates to the garages that open after 9:30 unless you have a passcard (as a Mall employee, etc).
What will it cost to park and who will be affected? EVERYONE will pay to park, even retail and restaurant employees. Rates will be:
Public Hourly: Maximum 24-hour charge of $24
Public monthly: A pass can be purchased for $70 a month
Corporate employees: free to up to $70 a month (depending on if there is an office subsidy)
Retail owners: $70 a month
Retail employees: $50 a month. Part time workers can share an account