ROANOKE, Va. -

It will soon cost you more to park at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

Right now, it's 14 dollars a day to park in the short-term parking lot.

That will soon jump to 16 dollars per day.

Long-term parking rates are going from 8 dollars to 9 dollars a day.

Airport management says it will help balance the budget and bring in more operating revenue.

"Over the past few years we've been doing cutting, more and more cutting and severe cutting in our budgets and this year we did cutting but it just wasn't enough to balance the budget,” Amanda DeHaven said.

Leaders say parking makes up about 30 percent of the airport's revenue.
The new rates go into effect July 1st.