Jan 5, 2015
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The fee to park at the Richmond BART station will increase from $1 daily to $1.50 starting Jan. 20, and from $2.50 to $3 at El Cerrito Del Norte station on Jan. 26, the transit agency announced.

All but six BART stations will see 50-cent increases in the daily parking fee as part of a relatively new pricing system that sets rates based upon demand.

The transit agency tracks parking lot usage every six months, and if a lot is full then the daily parking fee can increase by a half-dollar. If the lot is less than 95-percent full, then the fee can decrease by 50 cents.

But the total price can’t go above $3 per day, per BART’s parking fee policy.

“All revenue raised from these new fees will go to programs for improved station access, rehabilitation, and modernization,” the transit agency said.

Here’s the list of parking fee changes system-wide and when they will take effect:

Tuesday, Jan. 20
Bay Fair ($2.50), Fremont ($3), Fruitvale ($3), Lafayette ($3), Lake Merritt ($3), Orinda ($3), Pittsburg/Bay Point ($3), Pleasant Hill ($3), Richmond ($1.50), Rockridge ($3), San Leandro ($3), South Hayward ($1.50), Union City ($3), Walnut Creek ($3).

Monday, Jan. 26
Ashby ($3), Castro Valley ($3), Colma ($3), Dublin/Pleasanton ($3), El Cerrito Del Norte ($3), El Cerrito Plaza ($3), Glen Park ($3), MacArthur ($3), North Berkeley ($3), San Bruno ($3), South San Francisco ($2.50),West Dublin/Pleasanton ($3), and West Oakland ($7).

No Change in Daily Fees
Millbrae ($2), Daly City ($3), Concord ($1), Hayward ($1), North Concord ($1) and Coliseum ($1).


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.