Saturday, July 21, 2007

BART considering airport parking for SFO

Last week, BART's Board of Supervisors gave preliminary approval to a plan to offer long-term parking for travelers at four stations near San Francisco International. BART officials still need approval from federal officials to implement the plan.

The cost would be $6 a day, cheaper than most other parking lots at or near the airport. But travelers would have to pay extra for the trip required from the BART station to the airport. For example; drive to the Millbrae BART station, park your car and hop on BART to SFO.

The plan is to offer 500 spaces — 100 each at the Colma, South San Francisco and San Bruno stations, and 200 at the Millbrae Station. But the number may vary month to month. The four stations are on "The Peninsula" extension of the line that reaches the airport. If the spaces reserved for airport parking aren't occupied by 10 a.m., they will be available for general use. BART hopes that the program would improve the line's ridership, which has fallen short of original estimates.