Standard Parking Awarded City Airport Parking Contract
So, it wasn’t much of a surprise that the company was awarded a new five year, $58 million contract to continue running things at both airports according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Standard beat out LAZ Parking, Imperial Parking and CPS Chicago Parking LLC to win the day.
The Sun-Times points out coincidentally, Standard Parking has made contributions to local politicians over $190,000 over the last few years and claims the firm carries a lot of what Chicagoans call “clout.”
While the bid request asked companies to be able to ultimately provide some sort of cell phone application to allow drivers to see the parking inventory available in each lot but also pay by phone, a spokesperson for Standard wouldn’t discuss what improvements the company had planned for O’Hare’s and Midway’s parking environment over the next five years of the contract.
Collectively, Chicago’s airport parking handles around 20,000 cars a day or over 3 million vehicles per year.
Read the Sun-Times story and well reported modern history of Chicago’s airport parking, “Clout-heavy firm gets airport parking pacts.”