SFO Tests A Potential Relief To Holiday Traffic At The International Airport

by Heather Cassell

Picking up and dropping off your friends and relatives at San Francisco International Airport became a little easier and a little less expensive earlier this week.

Now until January 8, 2018 short-term parking will be free for 30-minutes or less during the holiday season.

The new parking gift from SFO is a part of a pilot program for the airport. Officials hope that the program will help minimize congestion at the airport during the busy holiday season.

Just like Cinderella, the clock is ticking and once it hits the 30-minute mark drivers will be charged for the full duration of their stay.

Parking will be available in the domestic parking garage and in both international parking garages A and G, airport officials told NBC News.

Express drop-off and pick-up will also be available for private vehicles, limousines, and ride-hailing companies, such as Lyft, on the fifth floor of the domestic garage. This will allow travelers an easy option to avoid congestion, said airport officials. Taxis are only able to use the feature for drop-offs.

After January 8, short-term parking will return to normal with its pre-existing 10-minute grace period to enter and exit without charge, according to NBC News.

Officials will review the program for potential use during future peak travel times.

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