BART identifies funding to add over 800 parking spaces at the Antioch Station

eBART train at the Antioch BART Station. Photo by BART.

Construction would begin in fall of 2019 with the new lot opening in fall of 2020

With full funding identified, BART is moving ahead with plans to nearly double the amount of parking at the Antioch Station.

The station has been a tremendous success since opening in late May and that has pushed the demand for parking in Antioch far beyond the space available.

Antioch Station currently has 1006 parking stalls. Another 800-plus spaces will be added under this plan.

“The response to the extension has been overwhelmingly positive, except for criticism about the lack of parking,” says BART Director Joel Keller, who represents East Contra Costa County. “We’ve made it a priority to ensure that every rider has access to the new service which takes drivers off the congested Highway 4 corridor.”

The plan calls for converting a plot of BART-owned land just east of the current lot into more than 800 additional parking spaces. 

The current daily ridership for the Antioch Station is 3,050 while the forecasted ridership before its opening was 2,270 trips.

The proposed parking lot cost is $16.4 million. Funding sources include the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, BART, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the East Contra Costa Regional Fee and Financing Authority.

BART will now work on the environmental impact and design.

Approval by the BART Board is required with the plan expected to go before Directors in late 2018 or early 2019.

Construction would begin in fall of 2019 with the new lot opening in fall of 2020.


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9 Comments to “BART identifies funding to add over 800 parking spaces at the Antioch Station”

  1. Michelle says:

    Parking structure would make more sense. The East Bay is continuing growth. Have to leave room for that. Parking structure in Bay Point is way over due. Just my opinion of course.

    • Joel Keller says:

      The $16.4 million for the 800 surface parking spaces at the Antioch station has been approved by ECCFFA (East Contra Costa Fee and Finance Authority) and CCTA (Contra Costa Transportation Authority). Alameda County is building a parking garage on land they own adjacent to the Dublin/Pleasanton Station. The cost of the 650-700 space parking garage is estimated to be $31 million, or between $44,285-$47,692 per space.

  2. Julio says:

    Bart has never ever done anything that makes sense. Never.

    • Bart under stimated the conditions at Antioch/Oakley/Brentwood.
      The people have waited for so long and the result was weak.

      We need a parking structure or a parking area much bigger easy 3000 spaces it is ridiculous that by 5:30 am people can not find parking .

  3. Bart under estimated estimated the conditions at Antioch/Oakley/Brentwood.
    The people have waited for so long
    5:30am and people can not find parking. We need Parking structure of 3000 spaces at least

  4. Wayne says:

    It is difficult to fathom that the price tag per parking space is $20,500.

  5. John says:

    Also was told by station agent that they will be soon pushung BART service back to 5am service instead of 4am. Absolutely ridiculous, This will cause more HWY 4 traffic and traffic jams at 5am instead of 6am. Crazy…… keep dumping on the East Bay, thanks Joel Keller

  6. Joel Keller says:

    In February, districtwide rail service will begin at 5:00 am to allow construction crews more time to work in the transbay tube. This safety upgrade work is crucial for the safety of all of our riders and employees. On October 25, the Board unanimously adopted a robust bus service plan to provide alternative transit for riders who now use the system before 5:00 am. For example, a trip today from Antioch to SFO takes 100 minutes on BART. I fought for the approved alternative service plan that goes into affect in February which will provide bus service from Antioch to SFO in 104 minutes. By opening one hour later, the District is adding one additional hour of nightly construction time to the maintenance window which results in 12% improvement in contract cost and a 25% improvement in construction time. Attached is a link to a more detailed description of the service plan and the safety concerns that are being addressed.

  7. Wayne W says:

    Won’t happen because concord and on down the line won’t have room to get on.

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