BART Board to hear from public on Antioch extension ride costs and parking fees, Nov 16 & Dec 7

A two-car eBART train undergoes testing in the middle of Highway 4 between Hillcrest Avenue and A Street/Lone Tree Way on Friday evening, July 1, 2016 for the Pittsburg and Antioch extension. Herald file photo by Allen Payton

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By Joel Keller, District 2 Director, Bay Area Rapid Transit District

The BART Board will consider both BART to Antioch fares and BART to Antioch parking fees at a public hearing on November 16th meeting. On December 7th, the Board will be asked to approve the BART to Antioch fares and parking fees.

The proposal will extend BART’s distance-based fare structure for the Pittsburg Center Station and the Antioch station, resulting in a 15 cent increase at Pittsburg Center and an 80 cent increase at Antioch.

Sample BART to Antioch Fares:

Pittsburg/Bay Point to Embarcadero: $6.70

Pittsburg Center to Embarcadero: $6.85

Antioch to Embarcadero: $7.50

There will be 262 parking spaces on Bliss Avenue near Railroad Avenue serving the Pittsburg Center Station and 1012 parking spaces at the Antioch Station.

The parking fees are proposed to be effective upon commencement of operation of the Pittsburg Center and Antioch stations as follows:

Daily Fee Parking: $3.00 per day

Permit Fee Parking:

Monthly Reserved Permit: $105 per month

Single Day Reserved Permit: $6.00 per day

Airport/Long-Term Permit: $7.00 per day

Your opinion is valued and you can contact me directly at or 510-915-7925 or you can let the entire Board know your thoughts by emailing or calling 510-464-6095.

District 2 includes Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, Pittsburg and portions of Concord and unincorporated Contra Costa County.

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3 Comments to “BART Board to hear from public on Antioch extension ride costs and parking fees, Nov 16 & Dec 7”

  1. Rjb says:

    Just make it free.

  2. me says:

    It costs more per day to get a monthly reserved permit than it does just to pay the daily fee. You would think those who utilize BART everyday would be get a little break.

  3. Mam says:

    What a deal. Pay BART fees in taxes for 30 years and then get charged to park at the half baked BART extension and pay an additional amount since we’re farther out to travel to SF. But I guess it’s worth it so the fees can pay those station janitors and car cleaners their 100K salaries ensuring they keep the system as pristine as it is. Happy to be subsidizing empty bus routes and scoop apps that pay riders to carpool. Welcome to the never ending money grab.

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