New Pivot Point Commuter Hubs are open and helping ease traffic, while providing access to parking, carpools, bike lockers and transbay bus service.
As part of its Bay Bridge Forward initiative to move more people in fewer cars through the Bay Bridge corridor, the MTC has opened two newly constructed commuter lots in Oakland and Albany.
The Pivot Point Commuter Hubs include a 261-space lot adjacent to Interstate 80 at Buchanan Street in Albany and an 89-space lot beneath I-880 at Fruitvale Avenue in Oakland that ultimately will expand to 221 spaces as demand grows.
The sites are continually updated, with EV chargers and bike lockers recently installed at the Albany lot, and bike lockers at the Fruitvale lot. The lots charge $3 a day or $60 a month for parking and passes that can be purchased through the mobile payment app Passport Parking. Monthly parking passes can also be purchased here.
Both lots are served by AC Transit Transbay express buses. The LA line stops at the Buchanan Hub. The O line stops at the Fruitvale Hub, which also is a short walk from the Fruitvale BART station. Both lots can be used for carpooling; and each can accommodate service by employer shuttles.
The Pivot Point Commuter Hubs are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Each hub is gated and staffed by parking attendants.
The project was funded through Regional Measure 2, which was approved by voters in 2004 and raised tolls by $1 on each of the region’s seven state-owned toll bridges to finance a range of highway and transit improvements.