BART Considers Raising Parking Fees

Posted: December 6, 2012 in Parking

CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (KBCS) – The cost of weekday parking at many Bay Area Rapid Transit stations could soon rise as the transit agency considers basing parking prices on demand at each individual station.

“Charging for parking is another way to keep BART fares down,” said BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost.

Trost said market-based fee system under consideration would allow prices to rise, or fall, incrementally with a cap of $3 per day at most stations. Fees would decrease at parking lots that no longer fill up at the higher price.

KCBS’ Margie Shafer Reports:
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BART maintains about 47,000 parking spots around the Bay Area, and most of them cost an average $1 a day to $2 a day. The exception is West Oakland Station, which charges $5 per day.

The transit agency is now collecting input from the public on demand-based pricing. BART…

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