A few years ago, I wrote a letter to this newspaper about the parking problems at the Fairfield Transportation Center. The Daily Republic wrote a piece on that as well. Since then, I am sorry to say, nothing has changed, despite the fuel price hike and the toll hike that encourages a lot of people like me to try to take the bus.
The parking lot at the Transportation Center, both the closed lot and open, gets filled up fast. By 7:45 a.m. it is full. Target, Home Depot and other businesses around don’t allow parking and even ticket or tow the cars away. The commuters like me, who take later buses, are left with no choice but to drive since we can’t find parking.
With the economy improving and more people taking the buses, it is high time for the city to look into this matter and make some arrangements with the businesses around to help us park and take the bus.
Long-term plans for building a new lot, etc. are in the works, but will not happen soon. I would like to see something done as soon as possible to help commuters.
Please help the commuters, city of Fairfield.