New Haven Adds Valet Parking at Union Station

Drivers can send text to have car waiting for them when they get off their train.

By Bob Connors
|  Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012  |  Updated 5:22 PM EDT
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New Haven Adds Valet Parking at Union Station

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Drivers struggling to find a parking space at New Haven's Union Station now have a new option.

The New Haven Parking Authority unveiled valet parking at the train station this week. Customers of Metro North and Amtrak can pay $20 to have their cars valet parked for up to 24 hours. The service, which is a joint effort between the New Haven Parking Authority and the Connecticut Department of Transportation, is available Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.

The new service should free up parking spaces, which are often hard to come by at Union Station.

"We are trying to put customer convenience and service first, and this is the kind of innovation that our customers are increasingly looking to us for," said DOT Commissioner James Redeker.

Customers who use the valet service, can send a text message to the "Rapid Return" line and have their vehicle waiting for them when they arrive back at Union Station.

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