Surprise… surprise.

People are turned off by the $3 parking fee at LRT Park-N-Ride lots.

Some lots are only 50% full now… most notably in the northeast, according to stats reported at a City Hall committee.

Still… the City of Calgary has raked-in almost $500,000 from the lots since the fee took effect earlier this year.

The head of Calgary Transit says drivers will pack the lots again… eventually.

I’ll believe it when I see it.

Here are the contact details if you want to let the Mayor or City Council know how you feel about the $3 fee:

Mayor – Dave Bronconnier – 268-5622 – themayor@calgary.ca Ward 1 – Dale Hodges – 268-2445 Ward 2 – Gord Lowe – 268-2430 Ward 3 – Jim Stevenson – 268-2430 Ward 4 – Bob Hawkesworth – 268-2430 Ward 5 – Ray Jones – 268-2430 Ward 6 – Joe Connely – 268-2430 Ward 7 – Druh Farrell – 268-2475 Ward 8 – John Mar – 268-2430 Ward 9 – Joe Ceci – 268-2430 Ward 10 - Andre Chabot – 268-2430 Ward 11 - Brian Pincott – 268-2430 Ward 12 - Ric McIver – 268-2430 Ward 14 - Linda Fox-Mellway – 268-2430

(don’t forget to look for your secret word and to enter it for points)