Commonly asked questions related to the Reduced Rate Swing Shift program at the SmartPark garages.
SmartPark is introducing a new Reduced Rate Swing Shift monthly pass that will be available based on qualifications and availability. The swing shift monthly pass is valid from 3 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily.
What is a Swing Shift Parking Pass?
A swing shift parking pass allows you to have access to a specified SmartPark Garage between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily.
When does the program start?
The new Reduced Rate Swing Shift Pass Program is scheduled to start on April 1, 2016. The City’s Parking Garage operator, Central Parking, will have applications available by March 10th. See “How do I apply for the Reduced Rate Swing Shift pass” below for more information.
How do I qualify for a reduced rate swing shift pass?
You must meet both of the following qualification requirements.
- Income Threshold: Your salary/wages from your employer cannot exceed $35,000 annually. Your employer’s authorized representative must verify that your salary or wages do not exceed this threshold.
- Employment Status: You must work a swing shift or evening shift schedule. Your employer’s authorized representative must verify that you work for the company and that you work a swing shift or evening shift schedule.
What is the reduced rate and what is the normal swing shift rate?
The current monthly rate for the reduced rate swing shift pass is $35 per month at all SmartPark Garages except for the O’Bryant Square Garage, which is closed in the evenings. The normal swing-shift pass rate is different for each Garage but ranges between $90 and $100 per month.
What if I park in the garage outside of the swing shift pass hours?
If you park in the garage outside of the designated swing shift hours then you would have to pay for that time. You can pay at the paystations located in the garage elevator lobbies or at the garage exit.
How do I apply for the Reduced Rate Swing Shift pass?
Application instructions can be found here. Application forms can also be obtained by contacting the City’s contracted parking garage operator, Central Parking, at (503) 790-9302 ext. 154 or RRMonthly@parking.com.
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