Research Pays Off: Smart Parking Management to Boost Transit, Ease Congestion: Oakland, California, Field Test Shows Promise

With peak-hour parking at most of the 31 suburban Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) District stations at or near capacity and the cost of monthly parking ranging from $64 to $84, the California Department of Transportation and BART requested the California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) researchers to evaluate the feasibility of the smart parking concept for transit. Researchers, along with several project partners, implemented a field test at the Rockridge BART station in Oakland from December 8, 2004 to April 7, 2006. This article briefly discusses what the field test involved, what its results have been, and the benefits that have been realized. The smart parking system that was tested is the first of its kind in the United States, and it enabled both pretrip and en route planning and billing.

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  • Authors:
    • Shaheen, Susan A
    • Rodier, Caroline J
  • Publication Date: 2007-7


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 30-31
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 251
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
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  • Accession Number: 01055766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2007 9:58AM