DALLAS — Dallas city leaders are considering a recommendation that moves to raise parking rates at Dallas Love Field Airport.
The recommendation comes as the airport anticipates a surge in demand for parking spaces once the Wright Amendment ends.
Under the recommendation, parking rates at garages A and B would increase $3. Currently, it costs $14 per day to park in garage A and $10 per day to park in garage B. The garages account for 7,000 parking spaces at the airport and private companies operate an additional 2,600 spaces.
According to the Love Modernization Project brief, yearly traffic at Love Field is projected to increase from the current 5.5 million people to 6.2 million by 2015.
In the short term, the airport officials have asked city leaders to consider a lease agreement approval that would allow employees to park at another facility instead of garage B. Employee parking accounts for 800 to 1,000 spaces every day, the report said.
Long term, Love Field officials want city leaders to consider working with Southwest Airlines to evaluate the possibility of building a parking structure.
The city generates $15 million in revenue from parking every year. Dallas' budget and finance committee will review the recommendations.