BART identifies funding to add over 800 parking spaces at the Antioch Station
With full funding identified, BART is moving ahead with plans to nearly double the amount of parking at the Antioch Station.
The station has been a tremendous success since opening in late May and that has pushed the demand for parking in Antioch far beyond the space available.
Antioch Station currently has 1006 parking stalls. Another 800-plus spaces will be added under this plan.
“The response to the extension has been overwhelmingly positive, except for criticism about the lack of parking,” says BART Director Joel Keller, who represents East Contra Costa County. “We’ve made it a priority to ensure that every rider has access to the new service which takes drivers off the congested Highway 4 corridor.”
The plan calls for converting a plot of BART-owned land just east of the current lot into more than 800 additional parking spaces.
The current daily ridership for the Antioch Station is 3,050 while the forecasted ridership before its opening was 2,270 trips.
The proposed parking lot cost is $16.4 million. Funding sources include the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, BART, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the East Contra Costa Regional Fee and Financing Authority.
BART will now work on the environmental impact and design.
Approval by the BART Board is required with the plan expected to go before Directors in late 2018 or early 2019.
Construction would begin in fall of 2019 with the new lot opening in fall of 2020.