Silicon Valley’s Airport to Expand Public Parking for Rapidly-Growing Passenger Traffic

Oct. 30, 2019
Minimum of 900 spaces to be added to long-term public parking by 2021.

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) was approved by the San Jose City Council to expand its public parking infrastructure. This approval allows SJC to add a minimum of 900 parking spaces to Economy Lot 1, also known as “long-term” parking, located in the northeast area of the Airport. With a record number of passengers traveling through SJC every day, parking is at a premium as spaces continue to fill on a regular basis. This year, the Economy Lot 1 has reached 100 percent capacity 36 times over a three-month period, including the closure of all parking lots for seven consecutive hours over the Columbus Day weekend.

“Our priority is the ease and convenience for our travelers. Adding more public parking to SJC’s inventory will assist in meeting the increased demand for parking onsite while making it more convenient for passengers to get to their flights on time,” said SJC’s Assistant Director Judy Ross.