BART has nearly doubled the number of Airport/Long Term parking spaces available during the Christmas travel season. The additional Airport/Long Term spaces will be available from Friday, December 19, 2008 through Sunday, January 4, 2009. BART is urging the public to purchase their parking permits early as the agency expects a heavy demand from people who are getting ready to fly or take a train out of town. Permits are available now, but only online at www.bart.gov/parking. BART does not sell permits at any stations.
"Many of our regular riders tend to take time off during the holidays, so instead of having empty parking spaces at our stations, we’d rather give the gift of affordable parking to airport travelers and offer the hundreds of additional spaces to them," BART Board President Gail Murray said. "Even if you include the round trip train fare to SFO from one of the participating BART stations, passengers will find that parking in a BART lot is much more affordable than at an off-airport lot. In fact, in some cases a passenger could save $36 over three days."
540 ADDITIONAL AIRPORT/LONG TERM SPACES
BART is setting aside an additional 540 spaces system wide for Airport/Long Term parking, bringing the total spaces for Airport/Long Term to 1360. Airport/Long Term parking is available at all East Bay stations with parking lots, excluding West Oakland, Coliseum/Oakland Airport, and Union City stations for $5.00/day. Peninsula stations with available Airport/Long Term parking are Colma, San Bruno and Millbrae. Permits there cost $6.00/day. First-time customers can learn how to purchase a ticket by watching Malou Nubla’s segment on how to buy an Airport/Long Term parking permit on BARTtv News at www.BART.gov/BARTtv.
BART guarantees customers an Airport/Long-Term parking spot if they get to the parking lot before 10:00 am. After 10:00 am, customers can park in any available space, but BART cannot guarantee them a spot when they arrive. Drivers who do not have Airport/Long-Term parking permits are subject to the 24-hour weekday time limit on parking in all BART lots. The fine for violating this provision is $100.00.
PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ON DECEMBER 24, 26, 31 AND JANUARY 2
BART considers December 24, 26, 31, 2008 and January 2, 2009, normal weekdays and BART Police will enforce all parking regulations. Vehicles parked for an extended period of time (over 24 hours) without an Airport/Long Term permit will be subject to the $100.00 fine.