BART nearly doubles long-term parking spaces for holiday travelers


BART nearly doubles long-term parking spaces for holiday travelers

BART is nearly doubling the number of Airport/Long-Term parking spaces this holiday 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 any stations. 
                
540 ADDITIONAL AIRPORT/LONG-TERM SPACES 
Through Sunday, January 3, 2010, 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.  West Bay 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 .  

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 them a spot when they arrive.
            
PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ON CHRISTMAS EVE & NEW YEAR’S EVE 
Although both Christmas and New Year’s days are BART parking holidays, BART considers Thursday, December 24, and Thursday, December 31, normal weekdays and BART Police will enforce all parking regulations.