BART Parking Fees to Increase at Multiple Stations this Month

January 3, 2014 · 14 comments

There will be a $0.50 daily parking fee increase at many stations in the month of January, 2014.

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

Jan 13, 2014:

  • Pittsburg/Bay Point Line: Pittsburg/Bay Point ($2 per day), Pleasant Hill ($2 per day), Walnut Creek ($2 per day), Lafayette ($2 per day), Orinda ($2 per day), and Rockridge ($2 per day).
  • West Bay: Daly City ($3 per day).
  • Fremont Line: Fremont ($2 per day), Union City ($2 per day), San Leandro ($2 per day), Fruitvale ($2 per day), and Lake Merritt ($2 per day).

Jan 27, 2014:

  • Dublin/Pleasanton Line: Dublin/Pleasanton ($2 per day), West Dublin/Pleasanton ($2 per day), and Castro Valley ($2 per day).
  • Richmond Line: El Cerrito Del Norte ($2 per day), El Cerrito Plaza ($2 per day), North Berkeley ($2 per day), Ashby ($2 per day), and Macarthur ($2 per day).
  • West Oakland ($6 per day).

No Change in Daily Fees:

  • Glen Park ($2 per day), Richmond ($1 per day), South Hayward ($1 per day), Bay Fair ($1.50 per day), Colma ($2.50 per day), South San Francisco ($2 per day), San Bruno ($2 per day), Millbrae ($2 per day).

Background information on Parking Fees:

Parking lot usage is evaluated every six 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 includes a $3 parking fee cap, except at West Oakland. Single Day, Monthly and Airport/Long-Term reserved parking permits purchased in advance are also covered by this policy. All revenue generated from these new fees will be placed into a special account only to be used for programs for improved station access, including shuttle and feeder service to stations, and much needed station rehabilitation, and modernization.

Three 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, and 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 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.

RELATED STORY: BART Fares Increasing 5% Starting Today

1 Sacto Rob January 3, 2014 at 1:42 PM

You got to love that public relations spin about how the new monies can be spent only for blah,blah, blah. All that means is that the new funds are taking pressure off existing funds for those same purposes, meaning more will be available to be spent for BART’s out-of-control payroll costs.
It’s total dollars in versus value that comes out that counts. Look at schools and state lottery money. The lottery money coming in simply means state general fund dollars that would have gone to schools simply gets spent on other programs. Any time you hear bureaucrats talk about “dedicated” funds, you can rest assured it just means they’re hiding how the non-dedicated funds are getting spent.

2 Warren January 3, 2014 at 2:40 PM

If you pay for parking will the bart police make a attempt to stop the car thefts that are going on? how can these thieves get away with stealing cars from concord bars parking lot every week?

3 Ghetto January 3, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Pay more to have your car stolen.

4 No Bart January 3, 2014 at 3:05 PM

I’m so glad I don’t have to use BART

5 Anon January 3, 2014 at 3:10 PM

@ Warren: No, Bart makes no effort to stop car burglaries or theft that occurs daily at many Bart garages throught the system. The extra cash will not be used to help the riders only the employees.

6 jtkatec January 3, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Ahh, this means more people parking at N. Concord. Soon N. Concord can have a multi-story parking structure.

7 anon January 3, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Bart makes more money when a vehicle is stolen. Instead of a vehicle using a parking space all day, the vehicle get’s stolen and then there’s room to park another vehicle. So Bart get’s paid twice.

8 Kirkwood January 3, 2014 at 4:05 PM

BART or any other security personnel will never be able to affect auto security in parking lots. Stolen cars and burglaries are just a sign of the times and drivers are responsible for the security of their own property. There are many strategies one can use to reduce (but not eliminate) risks, all you need to do is put some thought into the problem. Perhaps while on the train you could put that stupid phone down and employ your creativity.

9 Random Task January 3, 2014 at 4:36 PM

the increase is to pay for the strong armed robbery that the union just pulled ……..safety bah what safety ……..better cleaner cars ….lol….less vagrants ….not likely ……..helping the tax payer go to work to support the unions ….priceless ……………any questions

10 T-Rex January 3, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Yay. A raise in fares and now parking! It’s what I always wished for!

11 Bubbles January 3, 2014 at 6:16 PM

I feel like I’m stuck in the movie Ground Hog Day!! BART post, then all the dramatic folks complain about the BART employees and Unions. Waaaa Waaaaa Waaaa

12 nono January 3, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Once public agencies get in your pocket book they cannot resist taking a greater and greater amount. Parking was always free, because our extra sales tax and fares paid for the system. Salaries of both management and union employees get higher and higher, pension costs kick in, trains and infrastructure needs to be replaced, and it’s then ok to start charging for parking. We should take a poll on how much parking will be in a few years!

13 Funny January 3, 2014 at 9:39 PM

@Nono

What store or any other business hasn’t raised the prices?

14 Anon January 4, 2014 at 2:28 AM

Lazy, greedy, angry, rude, mean BART “workers” get a raise for doing nothing and this is how it is paid for.

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