Free ride ends for BART parking

BART will soon begin charging for parking at its four remaining stations that have lots without daily fees, agency officials announced Monday.

New $1 daily parking fees will begin on Oct. 27 at the Concord station, Nov. 12 at the North Concord station, then on dates yet to be determined at the Coliseum/Oakland Airport and Hayward stations, according to BART.

The daily fees are required for parking between 4 a.m. and 3 p.m. at stations. Along with parking in “Fee” lots, drivers can also park in “Permit” lots if they have purchased a Single Day, Monthly or Airport/Long-Term permit in advance.

To pay the daily fees, drivers must sign up in advance at www.bart.gov/parking to link their Clipper card to BART’s parking payment program. They will then receive a hang tag by mail for their car and can swipe their Clipper card at a Parking Validation Machine inside the paid area of a BART station.

Riders can also pay for parking by remembering their stall number and paying — with cash only — at an Add Fare Machine, BART officials said.