(AUDIO) Columbia considers charge for airport parking

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:

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