BART nearly doubles parking spaces for holiday travelers


BART nearly doubles parking spaces for holiday travelers

BART is nearly doubling the number of Airport/Long-Term parking spaces this Thanksgiving season and is urging the public to purchase their parking permits early as the agency expects a heavy demand from people who are getting ready to fly out of town.  Permits are available now, but only online at www.bart.gov/parking. BART does not sell permits at stations.

"BART is a popular connection to both San Francisco and Oakland International airports and it’s even more convenient with the affordable parking spaces we’re offering to people traveling this Thanksgiving," BART Board President Thomas Blalock said.  "While our first priority is to our daily customers, we know that many of our regular riders aren’t using BART during the holiday season, therefore we are able to provide hundreds of additional spaces for airport travelers."
    
540 ADDITIONAL AIRPORT/LONG-TERM SPACES
Beginning Wednesday, November 25 through Monday, November 30, BART is setting aside an additional 540 spaces system-wide for Airport/Long-Term parking, bringing the total spaces for Airport/Long-Term parking to 1435. Airport/Long-Term parking is available at all East Bay stations with parking lots (excluding West Oakland and Coliseum/Oakland Airport stations) for $5/day.  Peninsula stations with available Airport/Long-Term parking are Colma, San Bruno and Millbrae. Permits there cost $6/day.  BART Airport/Long-Term parking rates are a much better deal than airport parking fees, which are as high as $20/day. Drivers who do not have Airport/Long-Term parking permits are subject to the 24-hour weekday time limit on parking in all BART lots. The fine for violating this provision is $100. First-time customers can learn how to purchase a ticket by watching Malou Nubla’s segment on how to buy an Airport/Long-Term parking permit on BARTtv News at www.BART.gov/BARTtv

Airport/ Long-Term Parking Summary

1435 total spaces now available from 11/25 through 11/30

Cost:   $5 per day in East Bay
            $6 per day on Peninsula

Learn how to purchase a parking permit by watching BARTtv News at www.BART.gov/BARTtv

Reserve your space early!

BEST TO PARK BEFORE 10:00 A.M.
BART guarantees customers an Airport/Long-Term parking spot if they get to the parking lot before 10:00 a.m.  After 10:00 a.m., customers can park in any available space, but BART cannot guarantee Airport/Long-term permit holders a spot when they arrive.
  
PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27
BART considers Friday, November 27 a normal weekday and BART Police will enforce all parking regulations.  Vehicles parked over the four day weekend without an Airport/Long-Term permit will be subject to the $100 fine. The additional Airport/Long-Term spaces will be available from Wednesday, November 25 through Monday, November 30 and again from Friday, December 18, through Sunday, January 3, 2010.