Opened in August 2009, the new San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Park and Ride Facility (also referred to as the Hercules Transit Center) is now located on Willow Avenue near the eastbound Interstate 80 off-ramp. The relocation of the Hercules Transit Center allowed for an expansion of the facility.
The previous parking lot, located on San Pablo Avenue between Sycamore Avenue and John Muir Parkway, could not be expanded to accommodate commuter demand, so city officials partnered with BART to find an alternative location. With a total of 422 parking spaces, the new Hercules Transit Center lot is 66% larger than the previous facility. Lighting, crosswalks, and pedestrian and bicycle paths make for easy access and for the safety of commuters using the new facility.