Lincoln, Neb. — Lincoln officials are hoping to address parking problems that vex visitors, state employees and residents around the Capitol.
The State Patrol Capitol Security Division says the Capitol receives about 100,000 visitors annually, and 25,000 students who mostly come in school buses. A 2009 study by the Department of Administrative Services show the state-owned garages and surface lots in Lincoln support fewer than 2,000 off-street parking spaces.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks and Sen. Dan Watermeier have introduced an interim study to find a solution. The senators say the study will examine the extent of the parking shortage and provide potential solutions that could result in savings for the state.
City officials are meanwhile considering is putting two parking garages downtown offset parking issues.