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RDM adds 71 parking spots as summer travel heats up

Urges using driving options, like new ridesharing

REDMOND, Ore. -

As Memorial Day weekend arrives and with new summer flight additions on the way, Redmond Municipal Airport announced Friday it has added 71 new paid parking spaces to expand parking availability.

RDM officials also encourage travelers to consider using alternative transportation options in lieu of using the paid parking lot. Those options include, but are not limited to the newly available ridesharing services, ground transportation services such as taxi service and vehicles for hire, recruiting friends or family for a ride, or other off-airport overnight parking in legal areas.

Paid parking rates at RDM:

·         $1.00 for first 30 minutes

·         31 plus minutes is $2.00 per hour

·         Maximum is $10.00 per day

·         7th day of consecutive parking is free

·         Additional parking information for trailers and motorcycles can be found online at http://www.flyrdm.com.

The curb at the front of the Airport Terminal is for active loading and unloading only. Vehicles are not permitted to wait at the curb. The rental car lot is for rental cars only. Private vehicles are not authorized to enter the cental car lot.

Curb, parking and rental car lot violations are subject to a $50 citation, the airport warned. The approved waiting area is the cellphone waiting area, located across the street from the airport along Southwest Salmon Avenue.

With the new spaces, RDM now has a total of 783 long-term and 377 short-term spaces, for a total of 1,160, officials said.

The increased holiday traffic will likely cause longer check-in lines, and passengers are being encouraged to arrive 90 minutes prior to departure time to clear through the TSA screening process.

Summer is a busy season for hunting and fishing and TSA would like to remind passengers to check all baggage for loose ammunition and other related items prior to travel.

RDM’s boarding lounge amenities include a children’s play area, a coffee shop, and Avalon Aeropub, a family-friendly restaurant and full-service bar open daily at 10:00 A.M. Additional links to RDM Airport information, TSA tips, and local air carrier and ground transportation providers can be found online at www.flyrdm.com.


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