Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 8:05 am in Uncategorized.
Parking at BART’s El Cerrito del Norte station got more complicated this morning with the hastily announced closure of the top floor of the station parking garage for emergency repairs.
The work is expected to take two or three weeks. Read about it here.
the loss of parking spaces, BART will offer a free valet parking service for riders who park in the lot north of the station between Knott Avenue and Cutting Boulevard.
The valets can squeeze more cars into the lot. There’s a catch though. The parking lot attendants who take your keys and later fetch your car are on duty between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. on weekdays. If you try to pick up your car after 10 p.m., you have to call the parking service and pay a $50 fee to retrieve your car.
BART spokesman Linton Johnson said transit system managers decided to close the top floor of the garage after inspectors discovered broken steel reinforcement in the floor.
The inspectors were checking out recent seismic improvement work done on the garage.
“This is a repair of the repair,” Johnson said.
BART reminds riders they still must pay the $1 fee to park at the station.