Centerville Train Depot Proposed Paid Parking Program

The Centerville Train Depot is an important asset and resource to the community serving as a significant transit hub in Fremont.   In an effort to address the unauthorized use of the Centerville Train Depot parking lot and reinforce its intended use of providing parking primarily for transit users, the City of Fremont is proposing a Centerville Train Depot Paid Parking program.  The parking fee program will provide resources for the management and security of the parking lot.
Centerville Train Depot Parking Lot
Centerville Train Depot Parking Lot
Centerville Train Depot sign
Centerville Train Depot Parking Lot 3

Project Overview

The Centerville Train Depot Proposed Paid Parking program is tentatively scheduled to be heard by the Fremont City Council on March 20, 2018, 7 p.m. at Fremont City Hall Council Chambers, 3300 Capitol Ave.  If approved, construction work would include:

  • Marking parking spaces with stall numbers and identifying the spaces for use as daily or short-term parking.   
  • Establishing a designated loading area for pick-up and drop-off for shuttle buses and their passengers.
  • Installation of kiosks throughout the parking lot for payment, and launching an app available to make payments by mobile phone.  
  • Opening of an interim overflow parking lot for the station at Dusterberry Way and Peralta Blvd.
If approved by the City Council, notices will be posted prior to the construction work at the Centerville Train Depot station.  

Implementation of the paid parking program would be scheduled for summer 2018. View the map for proposed changes.


City Staff was on-site at the Centerville Train Depot for a Q&A Day on Thursday, February 22nd from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and answered questions from the public about the proposed parking fee program. 

If you would like to submit a comment or provide feedback for the proposed Centerville Train Depot Paid Parking Program, please e-mail Alina Kwak.  E-mail comments will be accepted through Wednesday, March 14th at noon and will be attached to the City Council staff report on the item.  

Proposed Rates

A daily parking fee at the Centerville Train Depot is proposed to be implemented on weekdays, Monday from 12:00 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. Friday. If approved by City Council, notices displaying the daily parking fee would be posted at the station and apply to the designated "Fee" area of the station. Parking is proposed to remain free on weekends and holidays. 

Daily Parking Fee

Single Day fees would be good for 24 hours from the time of purchase.    For example, a person could purchase parking at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday and the parking would be paid through Wednesday, 7:29 a.m. 

Daily parking paid on Friday is good for 72 hours.  Parking purchased on Friday at 7:30 a.m. would be good thru 7:29 a.m. the following Monday. Customers using the ADA accessible parking spaces would also be required to pay the established parking fees at times when those fees would be in effect.

Designated Parking Areas

Parking Lots

As part of the proposed paid parking program, three designated parking lots are proposed to be used for the Centerville Train Station. The main parking lot is located adjacent to the Centerville Train Depot. A second parking lot is located on the southeast side of the train tracks adjacent to Bill Ball Plaza.  An interim overflow parking lot will be located at the corner of Peralta Boulevard and Dusterberry Way.  There continues to be a plan in place to develop the site as a park in the near-term.  The City is also exploring other options to be developed in the meantime to further address parking demand at the Centerville Station.  

Zipcar Parking

Parking would continue to be free in designated spaces for Zipcar vehicles only, on a first come, first-served basis.

Two (2)-hour Parking

Areas designated for two (2)-hour parking would have a maximum time limit of two hours, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Vehicles left in two-hour parking stalls for more than the allotted time would be subject to fines or towing.  Parking at the two (2)-hour parking stalls is planned to be free.

Motorcycle Parking

Motorcycles would continue to park free of charge in designated motorcycle parking areas. However, if a motorcycle is parked in a numbered stall in the daily fee area, then the owner would be required to pay the parking fee from 12:00 a.m. Monday to 11:59 p.m. Friday.

Parking Holidays

Parking fee requirements would not be enforced in fee designated parking lots on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Veterans Day
Martin Luther King Day
Presidents Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day

Payment Options

There are two proposed options to pay for parking:

1. Credit Card and Debit Card Payment
    A) Proceed to any parking kiosk located in either designated parking lot.
    B) Enter information from the prompt at the kiosk.  
    C) Insert your credit card.
    D) Payment for the parking stall is validated for 24 hours; except Friday purchases which are valid for 72 hours.

2. Remotely pay for parking through a mobile parking app - Instructions will be posted following the selection of a mobile parking app vendor.