Commuting using public transportation just got a whole lot easier, with the City’s new Commuter Discounted Parking Permit. In January, the City Council approved the new discounted parking permit, which in intended for commuters who regularly use public transportation, and allows them to park in Garage 12 for a reduced monthly cost of $31—a 50% discount on the regular monthly rate.
Garage 12 is located at at 555 First Street, adjacent to the Transit Mall where commuters can then hop aboard buses operated by CityBus, Sonoma Transit and Golden Gate Transit or catch one of 10 buses per hour traveling to the Downtown SMART station. SMART Commuters –there are three bus stops near the SMA
Current commuters can demonstrate transit usage by printing out or capturing a screen shot of your personal "transaction history" from your My Clipper account online, showing at least $25 per month in transit use. Non Clipper Card users, taking part in the Santa Rosa Free Ride Trip Reduction Incentive Program and are purchasing the reduced price CityBus or Sonoma County Transit monthly pass, can qualify by noting your participation on the application.
This permit will be good for use only in Garage 12 which is a short bus ride or walk to the Santa Rosa Downtown SMART station.
Learn more about the permit here.