New parking fees at Colma, Daly City stations starting May 20


New parking fees at Colma, Daly City stations starting May 20

The daily parking fee at the Daly City and Colma Stations will increase to $2.50 on May 20, 2013. This is a 50¢ increase from the current daily fee of $2. The $2 fee has been in effect at Colma since February, 9, 2009 and at Daly City since May 15, 2010.

Earlier this year, the BART Board made changes to how fees are set for paid parking. The new paid parking fees will be based on parking use at each station. Every 6 months, parking lot use will be measured. If the lot at a station is full, then the daily parking fee will increase by 50¢. If the lot is less than 95% full, then the fee will decrease by 50¢. The fee will not go above $3 at any station except  West Oakland. Single Day, Monthly and Airport/Long-Term reserved parking permits are covered by this new policy and will change by the same amount as the daily fee. Any change in parking fees will stay in place for at least 6 months. All money made from these new fees will go to programs for improved station access, rehabilitation and modernization.

The easiest way to pay for parking is the Clipper card, which will automatically adjust to the new fees.

Here are 3 ways to pay for your daily parking fee:

1. Clipper card:  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.
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.

You can get BART Service Advisories (BSAs) on your phone. To sign up for BSAs, please visit us on the web at www.bart.gov/advisories. You may also text “BART go” to 878787 or call 511 to get up-to-date service information.