BART projects record ridership to SFO this week


BART projects record ridership to SFO this week

BART is projecting 64,000 people will take advantage of its direct train-to-plane connection at San Francisco International Airport during the Wednesday to Monday peak travel period. This would be the highest airport ridership since the station opened in 2003. The previous record set was 62,000 riders during Thanksgiving, 2008.

BART will operate longer trains to help passengers get to and from San Francisco International Airport on the day before Thanksgiving—Wednesday, November 24, which is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year. There will also be longer trains on Sunday, November 28—the day when most of those airport travelers return home.

On Thanksgiving Day itself BART will run on a Sunday schedule, with service beginning at approximately 8 a.m.

500 ADDITIONAL AIRPORT/LONG-TERM SPACES
From November 22 through November 29, 2010, and then again from December 17, 2010, through January 3, 2011, BART will make 500 additional parking spaces available for Airport/Long Term parking reservations. Reserved spaces are available at most East Bay BART lots for just $5 per day. Reservations for Airport/Long Term parking are also available at the Colma, South San Francisco, San Bruno and Millbrae BART stations for just $6 per day. Visit www.bart.gov/parking for more information or to make your reservation. 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.

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.

WATCH A VIDEO ON HOW TO BUY A LONG-TERM PERMIT
Watch a video on how to buy a long-term permit.