The Massapequa LIRR Station is pictured on Dec. 2, 2014.

The Massapequa LIRR Station is pictured on Dec. 2, 2014. Credit: Ian J. Stark

The Oyster Bay Town Board has reduced the number of metered parking spots and increased the number of permit-only spaces at the town’s parking lot at the Massapequa Long Island Rail Road station.

The board voted at its Tuesday meeting to convert 54 metered parking spaces into permit-only spots. The changes affect the M-1 parking field, which will now have 181 permit parking spaces and 21 metered spaces, and the M-11 parking field, which will now have 99 permit parking spaces and 10 metered spaces.

In a memo to the town board, highway department deputy commissioner John Bishop said officials had “received many requests for additional parking at the Massapequa train station” and subsequently conducted a five-day survey of the parking situation. That survey determined that some of the metered parking spaces were underutilized, according to the memo.

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