BART Considers Doubling Price To Park At Stations

Matt Bigler
February 14, 2020 - 9:51 am
The parking lot at the Fruitvale BART parking lot on Feb. 14, 2020.

Matt Bigler/KCBS Radio

OAKLAND — Get ready to pay more for parking at BART's stations. 

The bargain price of just three dollars a day that drivers find at most BART parking lot may soon double at the most popular stations. 

It's not just about raising cash though. Since most station lots fill up by 8 a.m. on weekdays, the higher fees are intended to free up more spaces for regular riders. 

Word of the coming price hike didn't go over too well with this commuter, who spoke with KCBS Radio at the Fruitvale station.

"I think it just gets more and more costly per year," he said "And it's hard for me to believe that BART doesn't have enough money." 

The BART board is considering several options for raising parking rates, including a possible discount for low income drivers.

Another man said he could get behind that idea.

"If what you're saying is that their goal is to have more spaces for parking, then yeah, I think they need that," he told KCBS.

A final decision isn't expected until later this year.