BART rolls out seamless daily fee parking payment option on official app

03.04.20

BART rolls out seamless daily fee parking payment option on official app

BART is rolling out its most significant parking payment modernization effort to date, offering daily fee parking payment through the official BART app. The program is now available at five stations: Antioch, West Oakland, Hayward, South San Francisco, and El Cerrito del Norte. BART plans to expand the feature to all stations in phases in 2020.

With the daily fee parking payment through the app, riders can park at the five stations and then pay on their phones to avoid waiting in line to pay for a stall.

The new payment feature marks a milestone in BART’s efforts to modernize BART’s parking payment and enforcement systems and address longstanding wishes from riders throughout the system.

“The app offers an improved customer experience and is in direct response to riders asking for a seamless way to pay for parking quickly and easily,” said BART Chief Information Officer Ravi Misra. “The official BART app has allowed riders to plan their next trip and provide comprehensive information in one place.  We’ve continued to improve the app, rolling out exclusive features and making adjustments prioritized by user feedback.”

Paying for parking is easier than ever

The new daily fee parking payment feature allows riders to pay through their credit card, debit card, Venmo or PayPal account. Riders can choose paying individually for each parking transaction or creating a wallet which will deduct parking fees from the balance. The wallet will automatically load $25 each time the balance drops below $5.

Before using the new daily fee parking payment feature, riders will need to download the latest version of the official BART app, create a profile and enter a Clipper card number and a parking payment method (credit card, debit card, Venmo or PayPal account). After parking, riders will need to pay for their daily fee parking before they tag into the station with the Clipper card registered with the official BART app profile. 

Previously daily fee parkers had to memorize their stall number, wait in line, and pay with cash or use the same paper ticket they entered with or BART’s EZ rider program.  These options remain available.

Learn more about the new daily fee parking payment feature on the official BART app at www.bart.gov/parking

Carpool program expands

The app has offered other parking payment options prior to the daily fee parking payment, including parking payment for Early Bird Express riders and carpoolers at select stations. BART added 11 more stations into the new carpool parking payment feature in the app in February and plans to add more stations to the feature in the coming months.

The carpool program allows carpoolers to park in the permit sections of BART parking lots, which fill later in the morning before opening to everyone at 10 am.

Yellow line riders looking for parking

With the opening of BART to Antioch service, the North Concord BART station parking lot has capacity for more parkers.  The price to park at North Concord was recently dropped to $2.50 as called for in BART’s current parking policy.  Riders on our busy yellow line looking for parking may opt to try North Concord.

Paying for parking just got easier