BART Announces Parking Fees Increase

By Mario Sevilla

Fri Jun 13th, 2014 3:56pm America/Los_Angeles

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Bay Area Rapid Transit officials announced a parking fees increase schedule to go into effect in July.

BART’s website says a 50 cents daily parking fee increase will be put in place at all of its stations with the exception of Colma, Millbrae, Richmond, South Hayward, and South San Francisco.

The fee hikes are part of a program that evaluates parking lot usage every six months and adjusts parking fees according to whether a station’s lot is full or below 95 percent of capacity.

“All revenue generated from these new fees will be placed into a special account to be used only for programs for improved station access, including shuttle and feeder service to stations, and much needed station rehabilitation and modernization,” according to BART.

Below are the dates of the new parking fee for each station (and the new daily fee).

Monday, July 14, 2014
Bay Fair ($2)
Fremont ($2.50)
Fruitvale ($2.50)
Lafayette ($2.50)
Lake Merritt ($2.50)
Orinda ($2.50)
Pittsburg/Bay Point ($2.50)
Pleasant Hill ($2.50)
Rockridge ($2.50),
San Leandro ($2.50),
Union City ($2.50)
Walnut Creek ($2.50)

Monday, July 28, 2014
Ashby ($2.50)
Castro Valley ($2.50)
Dublin/Pleasanton ($2.50)
El Cerrito Del Norte ($2.50)
El Cerrito Plaza ($2.50)
Glen Park ($2.50)
MacArthur ($2.50)
North Berkeley ($2.50)
San Bruno ($2.50)
West Dublin/Pleasanton ($2.50)
West Oakland ($6.50)

No Change in Daily Fees
Colma ($2.50)
Millbrae ($2)
Richmond ($1)
South Hayward ($1)
South San Francisco ($2)

Background information on Parking Fees

Parking lot usage is evaluated every 6 months. If the lot at a station is full, then the daily parking fee may increase by 50¢. If the lot is less than 95% full, then the fee may decrease by 50¢. BART’s parking fee policy has a $3 parking daily fee maximum, except at West Oakland. All revenue generated from these new fees will be placed into a special account to be used only for programs for improved station access, including shuttle and feeder service to stations, and much needed station rehabilitation and modernization. If you use your Clipper card to pay for your parking, your autoload amount will be adjusted. Please consult www.BART.gov/parking for details.

3 ways to pay:

1. Clipper card: This is the easiest way to pay for your parking. Sign up in advance at www.BART.gov/parking to link your Clipper card to a hang tag for your car. Then you simply tag the card inside the paid area at a Parking Validation Machine. There is no need to remember your stall number or pay with cash on a daily basis. (Not available at Glen Park Station).

2. Cash: Once inside the faregates enter the stall number from your parking space into an Add Fare Machine; pay in cash, and save your receipt.

3. Blue Tickets: Once inside the faregates enter the stall number from your parking space into an Add Fare Machine; pay with your blue ticket, and save your receipt. You may only pay with a BART blue ticket if you have entered the faregates with this same ticket.

You can get BART Service Advisories (BSA) on your phone. To sign up for BSAs, please visit us on the web at www.bart.gov/advisories. You may also call 511 to get up-to-date service information.

If you need language assistance services, please call BART’s Transit Information Center at (510) 465-2278.

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