West Dublin/ Pleasanton Station gets guaranteed parking for carpoolers who use Scoop


West Dublin/ Pleasanton Station gets guaranteed parking for carpoolers who use Scoop

Starting today, BART riders can carpool to the West Dublin/ Pleasanton station and get guaranteed parking until 10 am when they use carpooling app, Scoop.

BART will allocate permit parking spaces at the West Dublin/Pleasanton station specifically for carpoolers using Scoop. The app connects neighbors and co-workers and fills seats in vehicles already driving to BART stations.

“Dublin and Pleasanton are a Bay Area hot spot for carpooling, especially with the nearby HOV lanes on I-580.  We’re excited for the program to really take off at this station,” said Jumana Nabti, Manager of Access Programs at BART.

The Scoop to BART program helps to get more people to the station, in fewer cars. With guaranteed parking before 10 am, carpoolers using Scoop will no longer need to rush to find parking.

"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 West Dublin/ Pleasanton 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 pm the night before the morning commute, or by 3:30 pm 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 Antioch, Colma, Concord, Daly City, Dublin/Pleasanton, Lafayette, Millbrae, North Concord, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Rockridge, San Bruno, South San Francisco, Union City, Walnut Creek, Warm Springs, and West Dublin/Pleasanton stations.

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