North Concord Station gets guaranteed parking with the Scoop to BART carpool program


North Concord Station gets guaranteed parking with the Scoop to BART carpool program

Starting on May 21, 2018, BART patrons can carpool to the North Concord/Martinez Station and get guaranteed parking until 10:00 a.m. when they use carpooling app, Scoop. BART will allocate permit parking spaces at North Concord station specifically for carpoolers using Scoop. The app efficiently connects neighbors and co-workers and fills seats in vehicles already driving to BART stations.

“With the launch at the North Concord Station, we’re getting closer to having the program available at all the yellow line stations,” said Nikki Foletta, Principal Planner at BART.

The Scoop to BART program helps to get more people to the station, in fewer cars. With guaranteed parking before 10:00 a.m., carpoolers using Scoop will no longer need to rush to find parking before 8:30 a.m., when first-come, first-served parking spaces regularly fill up at North Concord Station.

"For many of us, the commute is sometimes one of the worst parts of our days," said David Clavens, Head of Marketing at Scoop. "We're proud to partner with BART to help change that. Together, we hope to help make commutes more enjoyable and efficient with our Scoop to BART program, ultimately helping them be happier and less stressed in their day-to-day lives."

To get guaranteed parking at North Concord Station, download and register with the free Scoop app for iOS or Android at takescoop.com. Type in the BART station name, and schedule a ride either before 9:00 p.m. the night before the morning commute or by 3:30pm for that evening’s commute.  Shortly after the deadline, Scoop notifies commuters who have matched with one of their 100,000+ users, and provides a guaranteed ride home for passengers unable to be matched into a carpool for their return trip. Scoop coordinates with BART to help verify carpoolers and works with BART police to ensure smooth operations every morning.

“We’re really excited about these upcoming launches, and hope that commuters take advantage of this service and see this as a great opportunity to start carpooling,” says Barbara Laurenson, MTC’s Project Manager for the 511 Carpool Program.

The Scoop to BART program is a recipient of the Federal Transit Administration Mobility On-Demand Sandbox grant. This grant funds expansion of the program, and enhancements on Scoop’s app platform that improve the experience for BART commuters. The program is a partnership between BART, Scoop Technologies, and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) 511 Carpool Program. 

The Scoop to BART program is now available at Colma, Concord, Daly City, Dublin/Pleasanton, Lafayette Millbrae, North Concord, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Rockridge, San Bruno, South San Francisco, Union City, Walnut Creek, and Warm Springs Stations.

For more information, visit rideshare.511.org, BART.gov/carpool, or TakeScoop.com/bart.