Buffalo Civic Auto Ramps: Ride-Share Parking & Part Time Monthly Parker Programs

Buffalo Civic Auto Ramps has introduced a ride-share program in partnership with GoBuffaloNiagara. The program provides discounted monthly ramp parking for two to four enrolled BCAR customers who share a ride together, allowing them to equally split the cost of the ramp price.

Only one of their cars can park in a ramp each day, but participants would get a preferred “nested” parking space in a lower-level location in the ramp that is designated only for ride-share participants. Each driver will also receive one daily coupon or barcode pass per month to allow them to park their vehicle free of charge for emergency or personal use. They can also sign up for GoBuffaloNiagara’s “guaranteed ride home” program, offering emergency taxi, Uber, Lyft or other rides totaling up to $200 per year or $50 per ride.

The program begins July 1st. All participants also will be guaranteed the option to return to regular single monthly parker status.

In order to provide as much flexibility to customers as businesses open up on either a full time or hybrid basis, and to maximize utilization, BCAR has also introduced a 14 day program in addition to the current 10 day program. Rather than use the same rate, a slightly different rate will be charged based on location and number of exits. You can still keep your 24/7 monthly or continue to suspend your monthly until you return Downtown. As of April 1, 2022 BCAR will no longer be able to guarantee that your space will be available when you return if demand increases and a waiting list is started.

Effective May 1, 2022, BCAR will be offering a 10 exit per calendar month or 14 exit per calendar month program using the monthly’s current access card. After the 10th or 14th use, the customer must take a ticket and pay the regular hourly or all-day fee. The special rate will be available to regular monthlies only. Those with Nested or Reserved spots must surrender their reserved spot or nested tag to use the program. Tenants living in apartments downtown are not eligible for the special rate.

The program has been a good option for monthly customers while working from home and has had sufficient demand for the board to extend and expand the initiative. The program will be re-evaluated sometime in the future. All those participating will be notified if the program will be cancelled.

To enroll, complete the part time monthly parker application form and email (info@bcarparking.com) or fax (716) 849-0242 to BCAR before the 26th of the month prior to the month you wish to begin the program. Payments for this program will be by recurring credit card or direct debit only. The monthly fee will be charged to the customers account on the 1st business day of each month. BCAR reserves the right to modify this program with 30 days notice.

If you are a new BCAR customer and wish to enroll in either of these options, you will need to bring a monthly parking application, part time monthly parker application, a check, money order or bank draft for the parking fee plus a $20 access card deposit and the auto payment form for future monthly payments. All forms may be found at the bottom of the homepage on BCAR’s website. The office is open 9:00am-4:30pm. Monday-Friday. All new monthlies are sold the last two business days of each month for the following month. Complete details are available at: www.bcarparking.com.

The new rates for the 10 exit program and 14 exit program are listed below:
Adam: 10 exit $52 14 exit $73
Mohawk: 10 exit $57 14 exit $79
Turner: 10 exit $59 14 exit $83
Augspurger: 10 exit $58 14 exit $81
Fernbach:  10 exit $63 14 exit $88