Soon after the Union Station garage opened several months ago, we posted about a late night experience that left us a little confused.
Almost immediately, we heard from the city, and very quickly, the problems we cited seem to have improved.
But there are still some kinks.
On Friday, we parked a car at 4:20 to take a train into Boston. At 2:20 on Saturday, we got back. When we put the parking ticket in the automated machine, it asked for $21. Blindly, we paid.
Of course, it was AFTER the credit card went through that we noticed the strip of paper next to a button on the automated machine that read something like, “Lost card – $13.” Meaning, pressing the button instead of putting in the card would have been an $8 savings.
As far as we could tell on the cost sign by the entrance, any stay of 6+ hours should be $8, and any overnight stay is an additional $5. Essentially, our parking clock restarted on Saturday, and we paid for another 6 hours.
Next time, we’re losing our ticket.