Next stop: Union City! App-enabled Carpool to BART program expands

Next stop: Union City! App-enabled Carpool to BART program expands

Beginning February 12th, commuters can get guaranteed parking until 10 AM at the Union City BART Station when they carpool with Scoop. BART is collaborating with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Scoop Technologies to offer commuters the opportunity to secure a parking space by sharing a trip to the station.

Starting February 12th, BART will allocate parking spaces in the permit area at Union City Station for carpoolers using Scoop. BART already offers this program at Concord, Dublin/Pleasanton, Millbrae, Pleasant Hill, Rockridge, and San Bruno BART stations. More than 200 commuters use Scoop to get to one of these stations on a typical weekday.

“We’re excited to expand the Scoop to BART program to Union City. The demand for parking at the Union City station is particularly high, and this program brings more people to BART with the limited parking spaces available,” said Jumana Nabti, Manager of Access Programs at BART.

“We have seen significant growth in the Scoop to BART program in the past year. Commuters love how Scoop provides flexibility in carpooling, and the guaranteed parking means commuters can go to work when they want,” said David Clavens, Head of Marketing at Scoop.

To get guaranteed parking at the Union City BART Station, download the app at takescoop.com, use promo code BARTLOVE05 to receive a $5 credit, type in “Union City BART Station” as a destination, and schedule a ride either before 9:00 p.m. the night before the morning commute or by 3:30pm for that evening’s commute.  Shortly after the deadline, Scoop notifies commuters who have matched with one of their 65,000+ users. Scoop coordinates with BART to help verify carpoolers and works with BART police to ensure smooth operations every morning.  

“Scoop and BART have been excellent partners with MTC in this program. We all share the same goal of shifting some riders from driving alone to sharing a trip to a BART station,” said Barbara Laurenson of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).

This program was developed by MTC, BART, and Scoop, and made possible with funding from a Federal Transit Administration Mobility On Demand Sandbox grant. The grant includes funding to further enhance the Scoop app to make the trip to BART seamless for commuters. Scoop to BART commuters will be able to find a match, pay or receive money for the carpool, and pay for BART parking through the app.

More information about this program can be found at  Rideshare.511.org and bart.gov/carpool.