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Parking and Transportation

Parking Deck Cleaning and Maintenance

The Parking Deck will be closed for cleaning and maintenance from Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. through Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at approximately 7:00 p.m. Permit holders have been notified of alternate parking for this period.

Commuters who use the deck for daily parking may park in the metered spaces north of the train tracks along Warren Ave. OR use the daily parking spaces at the Belmont Station and depart from that location.

Please check the Metra schedule for departure times from the Belmont Station. 

General Parking Reminders

The following regulations can all be found in the Downers Grove Municipal Code.

  • Overnight parking on Village streets between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. is prohibited.
  • Parking on sidewalks, or otherwise obstructing the sidewalk is prohibited and subject to a $25 fine.
  • When three or more inches of snow have fallen within a 24-hour period or less, parking is prohibited on streets and public parking lots between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Temporary Handicap Parking Application

In order to obtain a temporary handicap parking placard from the Village of Downers Grove, the following guidelines apply: 
  • The applicant must be a resident of incorporated Downers Grove. 
  • The resident must have a temporary condition; if the condition is permanent, the resident should file with the State of Illinois. 
  • The resident and doctor must fill out and sign the application. (linked above.)
  • A temporary placard is only issued for for the amount of time designated by the doctor, which is not to exceed 90 days. After 90 days, the resident must re-certify for the program. 
  • The Village will only accept the original copy of the application. Faxed copies will not be accepted. 
  • The resident must pay a $2.00 processing fee.
  • Once issued, the placard may only be used by the resident assigned to it. 
  • The placard should be hung on the rear-view mirror. If no rear-view mirror is available, the placard may be placed on the dashboard or visor. 
  • Remove the placard before the vehicle is in motion. 

RTA Senior Program

RTA Senior Circuit Ride Free Permit

For more information call (800) 252-8966 or visit

Senior Reduced Fare Permit

For more detailed information visit the RTA website or call RTA Customer Service at 312-913-3110.

How to Pay

On Pace buses

Show driver your RTA permit and pay reduced fare by cash or check. Cash only for a one ride ticket.  Please have exact change.

On Metra 

Show your RTA permit and pay reduced fare by cash, check, or credit card. Cash only if purchasing from a conductor.  (Additional $3 charge may apply. )

On suburban Pace buses

  • Insert pre-loaded RTA permit, $.85 will be deducted. OR
  • Insert RTA permit which will flash no money on card, then pay $.85 cash.

 On CTA  buses or trains

  • Load dollar amount on your permit at CTA Transit Card Machines.
  • If you choose to pay cash on CTA buses, insert permit which will flash no money on card, your fare will be $1.10 instead of $.85. 
  • You cannot pay with cash as you board a CTA train. You must have money pre-loaded on your permit.

Reduced fare CTA transit cards may be purchased at select currency exchanges, Jewel and Dominick's food stores, CVS Pharmacies, Walgreens, and at Add value to your card at rail station farecard machines.