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Fair Share Paid Parking Ends

Effective April 3rd, 2014

New free reserved parking for DART service area residents at Parker Road Station
Parker Road Station parking map Effective Thursday, April 3, 2014, the Fair Share Parking demonstrations at Northwest Plano Park & Ride, Parker Road, North Carrollton/Frankford and Belt Line stations will end. Free parking will be available at all DART rail stations and bus park & ride facilities without regard to residence of the motorists using the lots on that date.

At Plano's Parker Road Station, however, DART will implement a reserved parking program limited to residents of the DART service area who display a valid resident parking permit on their vehicle. There will be no cost to those displaying a permit. Vehicles without a valid permit will be subject to towing at owners' expense.

The reserved parking lot is east of Archerwood Street and north of the station up to Parker Road (see map). Parking designated for persons with disabilities, as well as the "kiss & ride" area east of Archerwood and the lot south of the station are not included in the reserved parking program.

Non-service area residents may park free in any of the DART lots west of Archerwood and south of the station effective Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Residents with valid resident permits issued by Platinum Parking during the Fair Share Parking program may park in the reserved parking lot. Residents who need a reserved parking permit may obtain one from the DART concierge (station monitor) at Parker Road Station Transit Center on weekdays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., and on weekends between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Reserved Parking will not be offered at any other DART bus or light rail parking lot at this time.

Overnight or long-term parking is at the discretion of the customer. DART assumes no responsibility for vehicles left overnight.

DART Park & Ride Reserved Parking Rules and Regulations


Standards for Reserved Parking for Service Area Residents

DART offers free reserved parking for service area residents in the following instances only:
  • The maximum lot utilization must be at least 85 per cent of available spaces on an average weekday;
  • The percent of non-service area vehicles in the lot must exceed 45 percent of the vehicles parked in the lot;
  • DART must have onsite concierge staff at the parking lot on weekdays.
As of April 3, 2014, the only DART park & ride lot which meets the requirements for reserved parking is Parker Road Station in the City of Plano.

Location of Reserved Parking at Parker Road

The reserved parking spaces at Parker Road Station are east of Archerwood Street and north of the station up to Parker Road (see map).

Parking for persons with disabilities, as well as the "kiss and ride" area east of Archerwood and the lot south of the station are not part of the reserved parking program and will remain open to residents and nonresidents without restriction.

Requirements for use of Reserved Parking area

Only vehicles displaying a valid reserved parking permit may park in a reserved parking lot.

Motorists must be residents of the DART service area to obtain a reserved parking permit. Any vehicle without a permit is in violation and subject to being towed at owners' expense.

Only primary residents of the following cities are eligible: Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and University Park.

Non-residents are not eligible to obtain a permit, but may park free in lots west of Archerwood or east of Archerwood and south of the station.

Residency verification and registration location and hours

A DART concierge will be available at the Parker Road Station transit center during the following days and hours to review verification and registration documentation and issue a reserved parking permit to service area residents:
Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Requirements for issuance of Reserved Parking Permit

To receive a reserved parking permit, a motorist must provide current and valid proof of residency and verification of ownership of the vehicle(s) to be parked.

Effective April 3, 2014, anyone with a valid Platinum Parking Permit issued during the paid parking demonstration may use that permit in the reserved parking lots until updated permits are issued by DART.

Authorized documents for residency verification:

  • Driver's license
  • U.S. Passport
  • Proof of homeowner's insurance
  • Mortgage or rent statement
  • Property tax statement
  • Current utility bill
  • Certified school record or transcript

Authorized documents for vehicle ownership verification:

  • Vehicle registration
  • Proof of vehicle insurance
  • Vehicle inspection receipt
  • Vehicle title
  • Vehicle bill of sale
Once residency and vehicle ownership are verified, the concierge will write the vehicle's license plate number on the parking permit and issue a sticker to the motorist. The permit is free.

The concierge will also maintain a spreadsheet database of the names and vehicles to which permits are issued. Telephone numbers, email and mailing address will also be retained in the event DART needs to contact permit holders for business reasons.

Where to place the Reserved Parking Permit

Where to place the Reserved Parking Permit

Motorists must affix and display the sticker on the lower, driver's side corner of the vehicle's windshield, just above the registration and inspection stickers.

Residents may request a sticker for each of the vehicles that they own; however, the vehicle must be present at the time of verification.

Enforcement

DART Police will monitor the reserved parking lot to verify that all vehicles correctly display a valid permit. Vehicles without a valid permit are subject to being towed at the owners' expense.

Vehicles that are towed will be documented by DART Police and reported to other police databases. Upon contacting DART Police or other police agencies, the owner will be given the vehicle's location. The owner will be responsible for the cost of towing and storage as permitted by law.

Signage used to identify Reserved Parking Program at Parker Road Station

DART will inform motorists about the reserved parking program and towing enforcement procedures by installing signage at restricted lot entrances. The DART Police number will be displayed to inform owners of towed vehicles how they may be retrieved.

Additionally, signage will include information on how and where service area residents can obtain reserved parking permits.

Signage will also be displayed on the DART lots west and east of Archerwood, indicating where the parking is unreserved.


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