New Antioch eBART line exceeds ridership expectations, riders complain about parking

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It’s been a week for the new BART line in Antioch, which is exceeding the agency’s ridership expectations. 

The eBART service had expected 5,600 riders a day, and ridership hit more than 7,000.
But that also means its exceeding the number of parking spaces.

Everyone KTVU interviewed on Friday complained about lack of parking spaces.

“I get here at  get here at 4:30 a.m. and sleep in my car,” said Bill Delgado of Sacramento. “If you’re here at 5:30 a.m. you’re not getting a spot.”

But KTVU did a check. And at 6 a.m., there were at least 15 open spots in one area of the non-reserved area and 90 open spots in another.

Could it be just because it’s Friday? Could it be that everyone is sleeping in after a close Warriors win against the Cavaliers? Hard to say.

Whatever the reason for the easy-to-park situation, John Okrzynki of Oakley said Friday was an anomaly.

“It used be if you go to Pittsburg you got a seat,” he said. “Now by the time you get to Pittsburg/Baypoint it’s standing room only.”