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Castro Valley BART Parking Price Rises

BART parking in Castro Valley will increase from $1.50 to $2 starting on Jan. 27.

By Sasha Lekach/Bay City News

The cost to park at several BART stations throughout the system is going up this month.
           
On Jan. 13, parking fees at the Fremont, Union City, San Leandro, Fruitvale, Lake Merritt, Pittsburg/Bay Point, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, and Rockridge stations will bump up to $2 per day from $1.50.
           
The fee will increase to $3 at the Daly City station, up from $2.50.
           
Prices will also go up at the Dublin/Pleasanton, West Dublin, Castro Valley, El Cerrito Del Norte, El Cerrito Plaza, North Berkeley, Ashby and MacArthur station on Jan 27.
           
The fee at those stations will increase from $1.50 to $2.
           
The West Oakland station fee will reach $6, a 50-cent increase.
           
There will be no price changes at the Glen Park, Richmond, South Hayward, Bay Fair, Colma, South San Francisco, San Bruno and Millbrae station parking lots.
           
BART officials said their policy caps the parking fee at $3 except at the West Oakland station. Usage is evaluated every six months and determines if fees should increase or be dropped.
           
Revenue from the parking fees goes to an account used to improve station access, such as shuttle programs, and station improvements, according to BART officials.

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