SF Parking Garages Hike Prices During BART Strike

Parking garages are raising rates for parkers during the BART strike.

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    NBC Bay Area
    Rates are rising for parking thanks to the BART strike.

    Parking garages in San Francisco are raising prices for motorists forced into their cars during the BART strike, according to reports.

    Private parking garages in San Francisco -- where a ticket for an expired parking meter is $74, highest in the country -- are charging up to $60 a day to park during the BART strike, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

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    One Howard Street lot went from $25 to $30. An Embacadero lot was charging $50 for the day, the newspaper reported.

    Car traffic in downtown was "fairly light," according to the newspaper, and publicly-owned garages -- whose prices are regulated -- were 80 percent full.

    One garage had a "$40 to park all day" sign, with the old sign visible underneath. Its price: $25, the newspaper reported.

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