Why Paid Parking
As use of the Union City BART station has grown, BART customer parking demand has increased. In July 2009, BART instituted 100% paid parking at the Union City BART Station and is eliminating free parking at all BART stations in the system.
Commuter parking has overflowed into Union City residential and retail areas adjacent to the BART station. To meet the increased parking demand, Union City has created two parking lots, established parking permits and payment machines, and created a parking enforcement unit.
These additional services were created to provide sufficient parking for BART commuters and to ensure that BART parking did not negatively impact resident and businesses close to the BART station. Establishing low-cost parking fees for BART-related parking will enable Union City to recoup the costs of building and maintaining parking lots.
The parking meter program will ensure that low cost short-term parking is available for apartment residents and guests. Residents and guests can park up to two hours for free on City streets requiring an Area S Parking Permit.
2 Hour Limited Free Parking
People may park on Meyers Drive, J Street, north and south bound Alvarado-Niles Road for up to two hours without a Parking Permit, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. There are no parking restrictions nights and weekends.