BART’s new parking features make it fast and easy to pay

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BART Parking Garage in Richmond.

By Kathy Chouteau

BART is rolling out a number of new features to make it easier for customers to pay for parking.

The updated options for BART riders span the tracks from being able to register license plates on the latest BART app, to an easy tap payment system to reserve parking.

First up, the biggest news: Riders no longer have to remember their parking stall number for entry thanks to the newest version of the official BART app. Riders can now opt to register up to five license plates on their account, which the system will automatically check.

Another upgrade available via BART’s latest app version is “Tap and Go”, or paying for parking with one tap on the app’s home screen. Riders can enable the feature by visiting the Daily Fee section of the app’s latest version. BART advises that riders will need to create a parking wallet—if they don’t already have one—and, again, can register up to five license plates. Upon enabling the feature, a “pay now” button will appear on the app’s home screen and riders can then pay for parking with one tap.

Want the royal treatment when parking at a BART station? Riders can now purchase reserved parking—whether they want single, multi-day or monthly options—via BART’s website or the BART app. BART cautioned that Daily Fee parking is not available via the website, and should be purchased on the official BART app or the machines inside the station.

Questions? BART suggests checking out its FAQs or contacting them.