Susan Tripp Pollard/Archives The demand for reserved parking spots at Antioch’s soon-to-open eBART station was so great that applicants crashed a website Tuesday.
ANTIOCH — A website for reserving parking spaces at Antioch’s soon-to-open eBART station crashed Tuesday under the deluge of commuters trying to apply for a permit.
Select-A-Spot, an online service of a San Francisco parking management company that Bay Area Rapid Transit offers passengers who want to buy parking permits in advance, was scheduled to start accepting applications at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
BART will be issuing only about 100 of the permits that guarantee riders a parking stall until 10 a.m. weekdays.
And such was the demand for those spots despite the $105 monthly price tag that those who tried to access the site received an error message — the first time in the vendor’s history that website traffic has overwhelmed its system, said BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost.
Signups at www.Select-A-Spot.com now have been rescheduled to 11 a.m. Jan. 25.