Parking fees will jump to $3 a day Jan. 26 at the two BART stations serving Pleasanton - West Dublin/Pleasanton next to Stoneridge Shopping Center and East Dublin/Pleasanton at Hacienda.
The increase comes after an assessment of parking lot usage showed that the two stations' lots are usually filled to capacity, which triggered the BART system's formula for increasing the daily
parking fees by by 50 cents, according to agency officials.
The station assessments are made every six months.
Stations serving Pleasanton aren't alone. Fees also are being raised to $3 Jan. 26 at the Ashby, Castro Valley, Colma, El Cerrito Del Norte, El Cerrito Plaza, Glen Park, MacArthur, North Berkeley and San Bruno stations.
The same $3 fee goes into effect a few days earlier, Jan. 20, at the Fremont, Fruitvale, Lafayette, Lake Merritt, Orinda, Pittsburg/Bay Point, Pleasant Hill, Rockridge, San Leandro,
Union City and Walnut Creek stations
Also starting Jan. 26, it will cost $7 to park at the West Oakland station and $2.50 at the South San Francisco station.
A few days earlier, on Jan. 20, the parking fees will be raised to $2.50 at the Bay Fair station and $1.50 at the Richmond and South Hayward stations.
BART passengers are required to pay the station's listed parking fee on weekdays from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Parking fees will remain at $2 at the Millbrae station and $1 at the Concord, Hayward, North Concord and Oakland Coliseum stations.
The fees will fund programs to improve station access, rehabilitation and modernization, according to transit agency officials.