Parking fees to start in January at El Cerrito del Norte, Pittsburg/Bay Point

12.15.09

Parking fees to start in January at El Cerrito del Norte, Pittsburg/Bay Point

Beginning in January 2010, BART will begin charging a $1.00 daily parking fee at El Cerrito del Norte and Pittsburg/Bay Point Stations. Fee parking begins Jan. 11 at El Cerrito del Norte and Jan. 19 at Pittsburg/Bay Point.

Drivers who park at these stations will be required to pay the daily fee weekdays from 4:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The parking fee program, combined with existing programs, will offer customers a variety of parking options while helping BART maintain high quality service and meet its difficult financial
challenges.

DAILY PARKING FEE PAYMENT
Using EZ Rider Card
The easiest way to pay for daily parking is to purchase an EZ Rider card. Simply touch the card to the sensor disc on the EZ Rider parking validation machine located in the paid area of the BART station and you will have paid the $1 parking fee. Once you have signed up for an EZ Rider card, you will be sent a plastic hang-tag with a unique serial number. The hang tag must be visibly attached to your rear view mirror. Each time you use your EZ Rider card to pay for parking, money is automatically deducted from your account. Once the balance falls below a certain level, it is replenished from your credit card. You can obtain an EZ Rider card online through the EZ Rider website. If you already have an EZ rider card for transit, you must sign up for the EZ Rider parking program by accessing your account and adding the parking program option.

Using a BART Ticket or Cash
Without an EZ Rider card, you will need to take note of your parking stall number and then follow these procedures:
1. Proceed through the fare gates and go to addfare/parking validation machine.
2. Punch in your space number.
2. Insert your blue BART ticket or a dollar bill into the addfare/parking validation machine..
3. Take your receipt from the bottom tray of the parking validation machine.

EL CERRITO DEL NORTE PARKING LOT DESIGNATIONS
If you don’t have a monthly reserved, single day or Airport/Long Term parking permit, park in the areas designated “Fee” parking. If you have a monthly, single day or Airport/Long Term parking permit, please park in the areas designated “Permit” parking. Fee-paying drivers may park in empty Permit parking spaces after 10:00 a.m. You can download the map (.pdf) of the designated parking areas at this station. Please note that only BART roundtrip customers are allowed to park in BART parking lots. If you are a “casual carpooler” you must park elsewhere.

PITTSBURG/BAY POINT PARKING LOT DESIGNATIONS
If you don’t have a monthly reserved, single day or Airport/Long Term parking permit, park in the areas designated “Fee” parking. If you have a monthly, single day or Airport/Long Term parking permit, please park in the areas designated “Permit” parking. Fee-paying drivers may park in empty
Permit parking spaces after 10:00 a.m. You can download the map (.pdf) of the designated parking areas at this station.