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Parking Prices Update

Updated on August 1, 2018

Cars parked on the top level of the Wonderland Garage, bright sunshine

About the Project

Timeline: 2018
Status: Planning

On September 1, 2018, daily and monthly parking rates at MBTA lots and garages will be adjusted to encourage parking at stations with more capacity. We expect these changes will make it easier for you to predict parking availability during peak travel hours. 

How are prices changing?

The biggest changes include:

  • Reduced weekend rates at almost every station 
  • Reduced weekday rates at locations with more availability
  • Increased weekday rates at locations that reach capacity early in the day
  • Changes to monthly rates that reflect new weekday rates

Find your lot or garage on the map below to view the new prices, or view the entire list.

How did we decide to make these changes?

The MBTA hasn't changed parking rates in more than 10 years. The current fee structure doesn’t account for variations in demand for parking across the system, which has led to overcrowding at many stations.

Instituting a flat, system-wide increase still wouldn’t address these inefficiencies. Instead, we relied on feedback from customers and lot attendants, as well as data about current and historic parking conditions. The new pricing structure also considers the total cost of your commute, including the price of your Commuter Rail pass.

After the new pricing goes into effect, we will continually evaluate its efficacy and address any gaps or inefficiencies periodically.

Why are we doing this?

We're investing more in our parking garages and surface lots to address necessary maintenance and rehabilitation. Our investments include:

  • South Shore Garages: $64 million in a full-scale rehabilitation of Quincy Adams and Braintree garages resulting in better access, brighter lighting, and extending the useful life of the garages for decades to come.
  • Surface Lot Reconstruction: More than $10 million to improve pavement, lighting, security, and customer access at MBTA surface parking lots.
  • Better Maintenance: We’re investing more in things like painting, sweeping, and lighting to make our facilities better places to park.
  • Real-Time Information: In our garages at Alewife, Beverly, Braintree, Quincy Adams, Route 128, Salem, Wonderland, and Woodland we'll be providing real-time, accurate parking availability. 

We’re also trying to make room for more people to park across the whole MBTA system. Other cities have found that when you change parking prices in a way that considers occupancy, it improves availability for everyone. We will carefully monitor this part of our program and make changes as we go forward.


Parking Prices Starting September 1, 2018

Please note:

  • At MBTA garages, monthly passes aren't available, but you can prepay for months or weeks of parking with a garage tap card. Daily garage rates are good for up to 14 hours of parking.
  • At MBTA surface lots, the listed price is for customers who use PayByPhone (the mobile app, the website, or their phone system). Mailed invoices are subject to a $1 per day convenience fee.
StationMon – FriSat – SunMonthlyNotes
StationAbingtonMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationAlewifeMon – Fri$10Sat – Sun$3Monthly--Notes 
StationAndoverMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationAshlandMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationAuburndaleMon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$2Monthly$105Notes 
StationBallardvaleMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationBeachmontMon – Fri$5Sat – Sun$2.50Monthly$87.50Notes 
StationBellevueMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationBeverly DepotMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly--Notes 
StationBradfordMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationBraintreeMon – Fri$9Sat – Sun$3Monthly--NotesPremium spots available; garage under renovation
StationBrandeis/RobertsMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationBridgewaterMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationButlerMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationCampelloMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationCanton CenterMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationCanton JunctionMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationChestnut HillMon – Fri$9Sat – Sun$3Monthly$157.50Notes 
StationCohassetMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationDedham CorporateMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationEast WeymouthMon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$2Monthly$105Notes 
StationEliotMon – Fri$9Sat – Sun$3Monthly$157.50Notes 
StationFairmountMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationForest HillsMon – Fri$9Sat – Sun$3Monthly$157.50Notes 
StationForge Park/Route 495Mon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationFraminghamMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationFranklinMon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$2Monthly$105Notes 
StationGloucesterMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationGraftonMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationGreenbushMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationHalifaxMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationHamilton/WenhamMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationHansonMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationHaverhillMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationHerseyMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationHighlandMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationHingham ShipyardMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationHolbrook/RandolphMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationHyde ParkMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationIslingtonMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationKingston/Route 3Mon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationLittleton/Route 495Mon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$2Monthly$105Notes 
StationLynnMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationMalden CenterMon – Fri$7.50Sat – Sun$3Monthly$131.25Notes 
StationMattapanMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationMiddleborough/LakevilleMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationMiltonMon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$2Monthly$105Notes 
StationMontelloMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationMontserratMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationNantasket JunctionMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationNeedham HeightsMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationNeedham JunctionMon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$2Monthly$105Notes 
StationNewburyportMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationNorfolkMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationNorth BeverlyMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationNorth Quincy - Hancock StMon – Fri$5Sat – Sun$3Monthly$87.50Notes 
StationNorth Quincy - Newport AveMon – Fri$5Sat – Sun$3Monthly$87.50Notes 
StationNorth ScituateMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationNorwood CentralMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationNorwood DepotMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationOak GroveMon – Fri$9Sat – Sun$3Monthly--NotesPremium spots available
StationOrient HeightsMon – Fri$5Sat – Sun$2.50Monthly$87.50Notes 
StationPlymouthMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationQuincy AdamsMon – Fri$9Sat – Sun$3Monthly--NotesPremium spots available; garage under renovation
StationReadingMon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$2Monthly$105Notes
StationReadvilleMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationRiversideMon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$3Monthly$105Notes 
StationRoslindale VillageMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationRoute 128Mon – Fri$7Sat – Sun$3Monthly--Notes 
StationRowleyMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationSalemMon – Fri$5Sat – Sun$2Monthly--Notes 
StationSavin HillMon – Fri$7.50Sat – Sun$2.50Monthly$131.25Notes 
StationSouth AttleboroMon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$2Monthly$105Notes 
StationSouth WeymouthMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationSouthboroughMon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$2Monthly$105Notes 
StationStoughtonMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationSuffolk DownsMon – Fri$2.50Sat – Sun$2.50Monthly$43.75Notes 
StationSullivan SquareMon – Fri$9Sat – Sun$6Monthly$157.50Notes 
StationSwampscottMon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$2Monthly$105Notes 
StationWabanMon – Fri$9Sat – Sun$3Monthly$157.50Notes 
StationWakefieldMon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$2Monthly$105Notes 
StationWalpoleMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationWatertown YardMon – Fri$2.50Sat – Sun$2.50Monthly$43.75Notes 
StationWellingtonMon – Fri$9Sat – Sun$4Monthly$157.50Notes 
StationWest GloucesterMon – Fri$2Sat – Sun$2Monthly$35Notes 
StationWest HinghamMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationWest MedfordMon – Fri$5Sat – Sun$2Monthly$87.50Notes 
StationWest NatickMon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$2Monthly$105Notes 
StationWest Newton - Washington StMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationWest Newton - Webster StMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationWest RoxburyMon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$2Monthly$105Notes 
StationWestboroughMon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$2Monthly$105Notes 
StationWeymouth Landing/East BraintreeMon – Fri$4Sat – Sun$2Monthly$70Notes 
StationWhitmanMon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$2Monthly$105Notes 
StationWilmingtonMon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$2Monthly$105Notes 
StationWollastonMon – Fri$5Sat – Sun$2.50Monthly$87.50NotesPrices may change after station renovation
StationWonderland GarageMon – Fri$7Sat – Sun$2Monthly--Notes 
StationWonderland LotMon – Fri$7Sat – Sun$2Monthly$122.50Notes 
StationWoodlandMon – Fri$6Sat – Sun$3Monthly--Notes 

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