In early 2018, the City of Fremont announced a paid parking program at the Centerville Train Depot that aims to correct the unauthorized use of its parking lots through enhanced security and maintenance.
Given the resources required for ongoing maintenance and operations, the City delayed the implementation of the paid parking program while various other improvements were being completed, including striping, numbering, crack sealing, landscaping, and site cleanup. In the meantime, a partnership was formed with the Altamont Corridor Express to install, maintain, operate, and monitor a video surveillance system at the North Parking Lot, located east of the depot. The security cameras are expected to be installed this spring.
In addition to the video surveillance system, a Request for Proposals (RFP) has been written for daily security and maintenance staff. With the help of the Fremont Police Department, an enforcement plan for unauthorized parking and activity has been strategically developed.
Enhanced Security and Enforcement will include the following:
- The program will enable staff to monitor and/or regulate the site more effectively to support the intended use.
- Staff will enforce parking violations balancing the need with other prioritized calls for service in other areas of the city. The combination of area patrols and enforcement by City staff and private security will deter crime.
- Added site presence will help staff to identify the needs of the area creating a coordinated response.
- Improvements include improved access for emergency vehicles, landscaping, improvements to the parking lots and depot Café building.
To support these additional services, the Fremont City Council will review the revised plan and determine a parking fee at a meeting tentatively scheduled for May 7, 2019. The recommended fee will be $3.00 per day. Upon award of a service contract, installation of the payment kiosks will begin this summer.
For more information, please call 510-494-4700 or send an email.