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Antioch, California BART Extension So Popular There's No Place to Park

The new Antioch station is seeing ridership well over predictions, and some think there would be even more riders if there were more parking.
August 6, 2018, 11am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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The new Bay Area Rail Transit station is so popular the parking lot has been consistently full. "Opened in late May at a cost of $525 million, the 10-mile link from Pittsburg to Antioch is averaging 3,800 weekday riders — well above the 2,800 BART initially estimated," Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross write for the San Francisco Chronicle. The station has a little over 1,000 parking spaces and will add 770 more.

It's an interesting problem for an agency that's trying to get people out of their cars. But because the area has limited bus service, BART Board Director Joel Keller argues that adding more parking is warranted.

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Published on Sunday, July 29, 2018 in The San Francisco Chronicle
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