By the time you get a parking permit at a handful of suburban Metra stops with lengthy waiting lists, the Summer Olympics may be in town.
Commuters who want to park next to the Naperville stop on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line have it the worst, with a nearly nine-year wait for reserved quarterly parking.
But other suburbs are almost as bad: Clarendon Hills, 8 years; Lisle and Midlothian, both 5 to 7 years; and Hinsdale, at least five years.
Is parking a problem at your Metra station? How do you cope?