Columbia city council members are deciding whether to start charging for parking at the airport.
City spokesman Steve Sapp says it would cost three dollars a day to park in the main, paved lot. It has about 240 spaces. That would generate an estimated $262,000 a year in revenue. That money would go toward the city’s transit system.
“There was some council discussion [on Monday], but more council discussion will take place on that particular amendment on Sept. 3 is my understanding,” Sapp says.
The city is also looking at charging five dollars a day for parking soon to raise money toward the new Columbia Regional Airport terminal coming in 2022.
The Wake Up Columbia interview with Sapp: