Prairie View Metra Station
The Prairie View Metra Train Station is the only station owned and maintained by a township. Other stations in the area are owned and operated by the villages in which they reside.
The Prairie View Station parking lot currently has over 400 parking spaces available on a daily basis. With the addition of the second track, 200 new spaces were added on the East side of the tracks with the remaining 200 spaces on the West side of the station.
Daily parking is $1.50. Commuters can also use a credit card, debit card or cash to pay for their daily parking. The automated pay station is located near the main building.
If you are unable to pay for parking before you board a train, you can pay by phone. Just call 877-727-5004 and reference Zone Number 831 for payment.
The township offers annual, semi annual and quarterly parking permits. Permits are not required but offer commuters the convenience of not having to pay daily. Permit prices vary per time period.
To apply for a permit, use the 2021 Commuter Parking Information and Application (PDF). You can also submit the permit application online.
Stevenson High School Students
Stevenson High School Students with a parking pass can park at the Prairie View Metra Station. Daily parking for students is available. At this time, monthly parking permits will be the only parking permit option available for the 2020-2021 school year.
Monthly student parking permits will be available beginning July 13th, 2020. Parking permits can be purchased for two months at a time maximum.
To obtain a pass, complete and submit the online application. Once your form is submitted, a space will be reserved for you on a first come, first serve basis by section. Payment for your parking space, along with the picking up of the permit will be arranged with the Township by email. If the student does not come at the arranged pickup time, their reserved spot will be forfeit and they will be reassigned the next available space. Payment must be made in cash or check (made payable to Vernon Township) only.