Parking rates for close-in lots will rise at BWI

June 30, 1995|By Sun Staff Writer

Parking rates at Baltimore-Washington International Airport are changing again as airport officials try to shift long-term and vacation travelers away from the overcrowded lots close to the terminal.

Effective tomorrow, rates for parking will increase from $8 to $10 in the daily lot and from $10 to $13 for the express service parking (ESP) lot.

The rate in the garage directly across from the terminal will remain $1 per half-hour, with a maximum charge of $20 a day.

Rates at the satellite lot will remain $5 a day, but starting tomorrow the seventh day will be free. The lots, off Maryland 170, offer free bus service to the terminal.

The daily and ESP lots have been filled numerous times, according to BWI administrator Theodore E. Mathison. "Business travelers have expressed concern about the availability of close-in parking, and we're responding to that concern," he said.

A 3,200-car expansion of the garage is planned for next year.

The daily-lot rate change is the first in five years, while the ESP rate has not changed since that lot opened in 1993.

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