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Commuter Info Links

The Metra Commuter Rail Union Pacific Northwest Line runs through and has a station in Downtown Mount Prospect. The station is located on Northwest Highway between Emerson Street and Route 83/Elmhurst Rd.

There are several village-operated commuter parking lots in the downtown area: Northwest Highway and Route 83 - both east and west lots and Maple Street lot at the corner of Maple and Prospect Ave. View Map [PDF]

The daily parking fee is $1.50.  The commuter parking lots utilize a combination of permit parking and an automated payment system to collect parking fees.


Village Operated Commuter Parking Lots
Automated Pay Box Information

Things to Know:

  • The automated pay boxes accept coins, bills and parking debit cards.  (The machines do not accpt bank-issued debit or credit cards.)
  • There are five conveniently located automated pay boxes. 
  • The rate for daily parking is $1.50. 
  • Village debit cards can be purchased at a vending station in the train station. 
  • Village debit cards can be recharged for any amount (up to $60 max.) at any automated pay box. 
  • The automated pay boxes DO NOT GIVE CHANGE. The automated pay boxes do not accept credit cards or bank debit cards. 
  • YOU MUST keep all parking receipts. The Village will NOT issue refunds without adequate documentation (receipts).

Permit Parking "Easy Park" 

Things to Know:

  • Easy park offers an alternative to daily payment options (cash and parking debit card) by offering a monthly parking permit. Instead of paying for parking at the automated pay machines on a daily basis commuters are able to purchase a permit through the Finance Department for a cost of $30 a month.
  • For more information on the Villager's permit parking program, please visit

What to do if:

You have been issued a parking citation but paid for the parking space:

  • Mail your receipt along with the parking ticket to the Mount Prospect Police Department (112 E. Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect, IL 60056)

Your debit card does not work:

  • Call the Village of Mount Prospect Public Works Department at 847/870-5640.
    Please have your debit card and all receipts since the last time your debit card was replenished.

Contact Information:

If one of the automated pay boxes is not working:

  • Village of Mount Prospect Public Works Department – 847/870-5640 

If the debit card machine located in the train station is not working:

  • Village of Mount Prospect Public Works Department – 847/870-5640 

If you have questions concerning a parking citation:

  • Village of Mount Prospect Police Department: 847/870-5656

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Last updated: 2/28/2014 12:36:00 PM