BART to double long-term parking

Twice the number of airport/long-term parking spaces at various Bay Area Rapid Transit stations will be available for BART riders during the holidays beginning Friday.

An additional 820 spaces have been set aside for airport/long-term parking, bringing the number of those parking spaces to 1,640, according to BART.

Parking permits for airport/long-term parking at BART stations are available to purchase online at www.bart.gov/parking.

The parking permits may not be purchased at BART stations, according to the agency.

Long-term parking is available at all East Bay BART stations, excluding West Oakland, Coliseum/Oakland Airport, Union City and Lake Merritt, for $5 a day.

Peninsula stations with available airport/long-term parking are Colma, South San Francisco, San Bruno and Millbrae, for $6 a day, according to BART.

“We want our riders to put their holiday dollars toward traveling to their loved ones, not parking,” Lynette Sweet, BART board president, said in a statement.

The additional spaces will be available through Jan. 6., according tothe agency.

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