BART expects rise in ridership to airports

A record number of travelers will ride Bay Area Rapid Transit District trains to the airport through the Christmas holidays, according to BART officials. Reasons cited for the increase include more long-term parking spaces at BART stations and three new airlines servicing San Francisco International Airport.

BART expects 60,000 passengers will travel BART to SFO from Friday through Dec. 26 — 8,000 more than last year, officials said.

This month, an additional 820 spaces have been set aside for long-term parking at several of its stations, bringing the total to 1,640, according to BART. Airport and long-term parking is available at all East Bay stations with parking lots excluding West Oakland, Coliseum/Oakland Airport, Union City, and Lake Merritt stations. The cost is $5 per day.

Peninsula stations with available airport parking are Colma, South San Francisco, San Bruno and Millbrae. Those cost $6 per day. Cluttered travel calls for smart planning. BART officials urge travelers to get their online parking permit early. The permits can be purchased online at http://www.bart.gov/parking.

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