BART TO ROLL OUT NEW CARPOOL PROGRAM
A new carpool to BART parking program will soon be rolled out with an easy app payment option. This new carpool program includes major changes to existing carpool options used by BART riders. Details will be posted here in June 2019 about the new program.
SCOOP TO BART CARPOOL PROGRAM
BART has partnered with MTC and rideshare app Scoop to encourage customers to carpool to BART. Download the Scoop App on Android or iOS to participate. Carpool through Scoop to any of the BART stations listed below, and receive a guaranteed parking spot in the permit area until 10 AM on weekdays. Learn more about this program here.
Watch this video to learn more about the program.
You can use the Scoop to BART program at the following stations, with additional stations launching in the coming months:
- Daly City
- North Concord
- Pleasant Hill
- San Bruno
- South San Francisco
- Union City
- Walnut Creek
- Warm Springs
- West Dublin/Pleasanton
BART will make every attempt to guarantee a parking space for all people that carpool with Scoop to a BART station. There are times when circumstances beyond BART’s control may prevent parking spaces from being guaranteed, such as San Francisco Giants daytime baseball games, conferences, sports victory parades and bridge closures. BART does take precautions to guarantee parking spaces under these circumstances through reduced permit sales and increased enforcement, but sometimes it is hard to protect parking spaces when getting into San Francisco is heavily impacted.
ADDITIONAL CARPOOLING OPTIONS
As a member of the Carpool to BART program, you can ride to the BART station with other commuters and park in a designated carpool space. Carpool parking rules are enforced Monday through Friday, 4 AM to 10 AM. Carpool spaces are available at many stations and Daily Parking fees apply. To participate:
1. Register for a Permit
You need at least two (2) registered permit holders to participate. To register call 511 and say "rideshare" or register online.
2. Get the People
Check with family, friends and coworkers to form your carpool. Everyone you ride with needs to have their own registered permit. If you need help forming a carpool to BART, call 511 and say "rideshare."
3. Get the Parking Spot
When you arrive at the BART station, look for CARPOOL PARKING signs. BART has designated special close-in parking spaces for carpools at most stations. When you park your vehicle, display a BART Carpool Parking Permit for each member of your carpool (minimum of two permits) on the front dashboard before leaving the car. Each member of the carpool needs to display their permit before leaving the vehicle. Cars pulling in with just one person are subject to citation, even if they dropped off a passenger at BART before parking. Note: having a carpool permit doesn't guarantee a parking space and you still need to pay the daily fee Monday through Friday, 4 AM to 3 PM.