Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilwoman Angie Cullin and Councilman Gary Hudes are inviting residents to “get on track” with a new resident-only parking program at the Merrick Long Island Rail Road Station. At the February 18th Town Board meeting, the town authorized reserving 215 parking spaces for Town of Hempstead residents only, which will provide additional parking opportunities for local commuters at the Merrick station.
“We invite Town of Hempstead residents to ‘get on track’ and in a parking space at the Merrick Long Island Rail Road station,” stated Murray. “With 215 spaces reserved exclusively for town residents through this ‘pilot’ permit parking program, we are confident that there will be increased parking opportunities for local commuters.”
“The Town of Hempstead is proud to implement this important quality-of-life initiative at the Merrick Long Island Rail Road station,” said Councilwoman Cullin. Added Councilman Hudes, “Supervisor Murray, Councilwoman Cullin and I hope to alleviate many residents’ parking concerns with this new permit parking program.”
The 215 parking spaces are located in Field M-7, located south of the tracks along Sunrise Highway and just east of Hewlett Avenue. Town of Hempstead permits will be required for the spots – which are first-come, first-serve for town residents – from 6 a.m. to
1 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays).
Permits, which are $3, will go on sale starting March 1st. Town officials will visit the Merrick Long Island Rail Road Station in March to provide permits to residents who want to take advantage of the new parking program. The parking permit program will go into effect on April 1, 2014.
“I would like to thank Councilwoman Cullin and Councilman Hudes for their assistance in helping to create this ‘pilot’ permit parking program,” concluded Murray. “Town of Hempstead residents will surely reap the benefits of improved parking opportunities at the Merrick train station.”