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 also available. (See above regarding Daily Parking.)
Student parking permits for the 2021-2022 school year will be available beginning July 13th, 2021. AT THIS TIME, ALL SCHOOL YEAR, AUG-DEC (HALF YEAR), AND AUGUST PARKING PERMITS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED AND NO MORE WILL BE ISSUED. (If you are interested in Monthly parking, please submit the application below and a Township Representative will be in contact with you. Jan-May (Half Year) Permits will be available beginning in December.)
To obtain a pass, complete and submit the online application. If you are unable to complete the online application, paper copies will be available at the township office.
Once your form is submitted, a space will be reserved for you on a first come, first serve basis, by section, as assigned by the Township. Your reservation will be held until the end of business the next weekday, unless you contact the township office and arrange for a later pickup. (If you submit an application on the weekend, your spot will be assigned on the following Monday and held until end of business on Tuesday unless a later pickup date is requested.)
If the parking pass has not been picked up and paid for by end of business the next day, nor has the township been contacted regarding arranging a later pickup date, the reserved spot will be forfeit and the student will be reassigned the next available space once the Township has been contacted. Payment must be made in cash or check (made payable to Vernon Township) only.