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Parking Capacity and Utilization
Year Capacity Observed Parking Use Effective Use
(Permits sold included)
% Effective Use
1994157222214%
1997157515132%
1999157555535%
2001157898957%
2004193999951%
200732221021065%
200831516016051%
201131913413442%
201231911911937%
201331515015048%
201431513713743%
201531411511537%
201631812112138%
Source: Metra Parking Capacity and Utilization Counts

Mode of Access to Station
Year Walked Drove Alone Dropped Off Carpool Bus Rapid Transit Bike Other Taxi* Boat* Other Metra*
1999 28% 56% 14% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
2002 13% 67% 15% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
2006 8% 70% 17% 4% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
2014 9% 63% 23% 4% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
2016 22% 54% 20% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Source: Metra 1999, 2002 & 2006 On-Board Survey, Mode of Access by Station Tabulation

* Modes not available on 1999 Survey

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