BART Parking Pricing Policy


SCH Number
Public Agency
Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
Document Title
BART Parking Pricing Policy
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
BART’s existing parking policy, adopted in 2013, allows prices for parking in BART station lots to vary based on demand within an allowed range for each parking type. BART has adopted a new parking policy that updates the allowed price ranges for BART’s parking types and provides a means for inflation adjustment over time, so prices stay aligned with operating cost increases. Parking rates are set by parking type, by station, within an allowed range based on demand. The new policy provides for a variety of factors to be considered when setting rates, including parking occupancy and inflation, among other factors. The proposal also expands the hours during which parking fees are charged to include afternoons and weekends under certain conditions. BART is updating its parking policy because the parking price floor and ceiling are out of sync with prevailing parking prices in the Bay Area and among peer transit agencies. The existing policy does not allow charging for parking on weekends or in the afternoons. The revised policy will allow BART to vary the price by time of day and day of week to provide flexibility to pricing to make the best use of parking resources. The updated policy will help provide funds for parking-related activities, such as policing, facility maintenance, parking management, and revenue collection. The new parking policy will support BART’s financial stability and defray the costs of these activities.

Contact Information

Donald Dean
Agency Name
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Job Title
Manager of Environmental Review
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Antioch, Berkeley, Colma, Concord, Daly City, Dublin, El Cerrito, Fremont, Hayward, Lafayette, Millbrae, Oakland, Orinda, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Richmond, San Bruno, San Francisco, San Leandro, South San Francisco, Union City, Walnut Creek
Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo
San Francisco Bay Area
Other Information
Multiple locations: BART Stations with parking in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code 21080(b)(8) and CEQA Guidelines Section 15273
Reasons for Exemption
The parking fee increase does not involve the expansion of the current BART system. The project involves modified parking rates for the purpose of meeting operating and maintenance costs necessary to maintain service within existing service areas. CEQA does not apply to the establishment, modification, structuring, restructuring, or approval of rates, tolls, fares, or other charges by public agencies which the agency finds are for the purpose of (a) meeting operating expenses, (b) purchasing or leasing supplies, equipment or materials, (c) meeting financial reserve needs and requirements, or (d) obtaining funds for capital projects, necessary to maintain service within existing service areas.
County Clerks
Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo


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