SACRAMENTO, CA. - Sacramento International Airport is opening the Daily Surface Lot near the parking garage on a 24-hour basis and dropping the maximum rate for parking in that lot from $15 a day to $12, effective Friday, October 19, 2012.

The Daily Surface Lot, previously used for overflow when the garage was at capacity, is located before the entrance to the garage on Airport Boulevard. Shuttle buses will take passengers to Terminal A or Terminal B.

The change is being made to adjust for the loss of parking spaces in the Economy Lot, where the northernmost sections have been closed. These sections were put in place when the parking garage and, later, Terminal B were under construction and were never intended for permanent use. They have deteriorated, are at the end of their useful life and are prone to flooding.

To minimize the impact to customers, Sacramento International Airport is adding capacity by opening the Daily Surface Lot 24 hours a day and dropping the price. The Economy Lot is $10/day, flat rate. The Daily Surface Lot, at $12, is much closer to the terminals and involves a shorter shuttle ride.

Because of these changes, the Economy Lot is more likely to fill to capacity, particularly during peak travel times. All airport parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. When the Economy Lot is closed, customers may choose to park at other airport lots. The specific posted rates for those lots will apply.

Travelers can hear about parking lot closures by tuning into 530AM as they approach the airport. However, changes can occur quickly.

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