Parking Upgrade

The LRTA is getting a parking system upgrade! 

Starting June 19,2023, the garage will now have a pay on exit system.  Instead of paying for your ticket as you enter, you will take a ticket upon entrance into the garage and will pay, either on your mobile device or at our pay station location on the third floor for the time you spent in the garage.  The following is a chart of the hourly rates, with a daily cap of $13 per day.  After 24 hours in the garage, your ticket restarts the hourly clock and adds that to your previous parking total.

If you currently have a monthly pass, please make sure you reach out to the Parking Coordinator to get your new pass card.  When the system switches, your old pass card will be invalidated and will no longer work.  All pass holders should work with the Coordinator to get their pass no later than May 5th, 2023 in order to ensure you have no lapse in coverage.

(For example: If you stay in the garage for 25 hours, you will be charged $15, if you stay for 28 hours, you will be charged $18)

Image shows the hourly rates for parking in the garage, contact staff for assistance


Monthly Passholder Information:

At this time, there is no rate change for monthly passholders.  If you currently have a monthly pass, you will scan your pass on entry and exit to gain access to the garage.  If you are not a monthly passholder but are interested in learning more, please review the information below and contact us with any questions.

Commuter Monthly Passholders:

$70.00 / month for pre-assigned passholders
There is a one-time $10 activation fee for the monthly pass
Must provide proof of MBTA Commuter Rail Pass
Pass does not apply for overnight parking, additional fees apply
(If you need to park overnight, please contact the Parking Coordinator at (978) 459 – 0164   ext. 206)



Thorndike Residents Monthly Passholders: 

$95 / month for pre-assigned passholders
There is a one-time $10 activation fee for the monthly pass
Must provide a copy of your lease to qualify
Pass provides 24 hour parking, including overnight


If you are interested in applying for a monthly pass, download our Parking Application here.  Applications can be faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered to:

Lowell Regional Transit Authority
Attn: Monthly Parking Passes
115 Thorndike Street
Lowell, MA 01852

Phone: (978) 459-0164  ext. 206
Fax: (978) 458-9673


Not sure how to use the new system? No worries!  We have instructional videos to help guide you!


Garage Entry Tutorials:

Get a ticket upon entry

Scan your pass upon entry


Garage Exit Tutorials:

Exit with your parking pass

Scan ticket & pay with Cash or Card

Scan ticket & pay with Credit Card 

Scan ticket & pay with No Contact Card 

Scan ticket & pay with Mobile Wallet

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