BART is the best for your Bay Area commute


BART is the best for your Bay Area commute

With high gas prices, rising bridge tolls and unpredictable traffic jams making Bay Area commutes more hectic every day, BART continues to be your best option for getting to work.

Commuters can use http://www.bart.gov/,  the best online resource for official BART information, for help getting to work on time and for less money than driving (link to True Cost of Driving report – not yet available online).

Plan your trip
Use bart.gov's Expanded QuickPlanner to get BART schedules, directions, and station area maps. Also, check out the free PDA QuickPlanner for Palm OS and Pocket PC and the Wireless QuickPlanner for all web-enabled mobile devices. Call BART's Transit Information Center for personalized trip planning assistance. Local phone numbers are available and friendly, knowledgeable operators are standing by to take you call Monday through Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Tickets and fares
Calculate your fare and get information on the ticket that's right for you. You can buy tickets online or find a retail vendor near your home or office.

Parking
If you park at a BART station you can reserve a parking spot online. Permits for monthly reserved parking guarantee you a space within a designated parking area, close to the station until 10 a.m., Monday through Friday. You can also get more information on transit connections available at BART stations. Or maybe you'd like to get some fresh air and exercise by biking to BART.

Have you tried Commuter Check?
Save money on your BART tickets and parking by enrolling in the Commuter Check program. As of January 1, commuters participating in employer sponsored transit benefit programs can now save up to $500 annually. Employers save more on payroll taxes as well—up to $120 per employee. The maximum benefit for tax-free transit is $105 per month. The law will allow employers to give employees up to $1,260 per year in transit value as a pre-tax payroll deduction or a tax-free employee benefit. Visit Commuter Check online at http://www.commutercheck.com/.

Now more than ever, BART is the most cost-effective and stress-free way for you to get to work on time!