BART Riders May Pay More to Park

To offset delayed transit funds, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District plans to charge those who drive to BART stations more to park. In some places, commuters will be charged to park for the first time.

"Those changes should generate $800,000 for BART for the fiscal year that ends June 30.

Victor Woo, a 38-year-old San Leandro resident who commutes by BART to his auditor job at a brokerage firm in downtown San Francisco, said the proposed $1 charge for parking may compel him to start walking the 3 miles round-trip between his home and the station. That and the fact that thieves made off with the catalytic converter from his Toyota Tundra parked in the BART lot Monday, setting him back $1,500 for repairs.

'If the parking fee paid for more security, I wouldn't mind paying it,' Woo said.

The additional parking revenue, however, is not intended for enhancements and represents just a small portion of what BART officials say is needed to make up for known and feared funding losses."

Full Story: BART to look at adding, raising parking fees

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