Monday, April 30, 2012
Nearly Doubles Number of Parking Spaces at Popular Metro Station
A second garage at the Glenmont Metro station has increased parking spaces at the popular Metro station to 3,000. The garage was built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, helping the County attain its sustainability goals.
A canopy connects the garage entrance to the Metrorail entrance. The garage features customer assistance phones, extra lighting, digital security cameras and a police room to enhance security. Parking at the garage costs $4.75. Parkers can use a ‘SmartTrip’ fare card or credit card for payment.
The garage has six levels of parking, with one level below ground. The garage’s environmentally sensitive features include energy efficient light fixtures and measures to reduce energy use; maximization of recycling and reuse of construction, demolition and land clearing debris; and use of building materials that are locally produced or contain recycled content.
The cost of the garage was $24.7 million, with financing provided from County revenue and liquor bonds backed by Metro; a special parking surcharge at all Metro stations in the County; and a $1.6 million matching grant from the State of Maryland. To aid commuters during construction, Congressman Chris Van Hollen obtained $500,000 in federal funds to purchase two new buses that enhanced the frequency of Ride On bus service to Glenmont Station.
Metro managed the design/building project for the County and contracted with Forrester Construction Company, a local Rockville firm. The garage will be operated and maintained by Metro.
Go to Metro’s website
for more information about riding Metro or parking at the station.
POSTED AT: 11:20:00 AM