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August 2, 2019, 1pm PDT
Low-income households would be eligible for half price fares to and from the Golden Gate Bridge district in Marin County by bus or ferry.
Marin Independent Journal
July 28, 2019, 9am PDT
Two years after voters in the nine-county Bay Area agreed to hike tolls on the region's seven state-owned bridges, regional business leaders are hoping they will approve a one-cent regional sales tax to fund $100 billion in transportation projects.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 20, 2019, 11am PDT
BART is a financial and operational mess, and its new inspector general has a slew of major issues to tackle.
The Mercury News
June 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Transit officials pass on a proposal to take a closer look at the possibility of an integrated fare system that would simplify transit travel in the Bay Area.
Streetsblog SF
June 1, 2019, 9am PDT
BART is readying its "Fleet of the Future," which includes adding more room than originally designed for bike storage.
San Francisco Examiner
May 29, 2019, 11am PDT
The city is behind plans to turn parking lots around the North Berkeley BART station into much-needed housing.
Next City
March 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
The San Francisco Chronicle offers a round-up of 11 big transit projects, by Caltrans, BART, SFMTA, and others, making progress around the bay.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 17, 2019, 10am PST
Low-income transit users desperately need a break on fares. A discount is on its way, but won’t be available until later in the year, and transit advocates say it’s not enough.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 15, 2019, 8am PST
Sam Raby argues that BART’s pay by distance fair structure exacerbates transit inequities.
Curbed
January 14, 2019, 10am PST
Hundreds of cars in the system will be going offline in coming years, and the agency is looking at a variety of ideas for what to do with them.
San Francisco Examiner
January 9, 2019, 2pm PST
In Minneapolis and San Francisco, public transit agencies are considering loyalty programs to boost ridership.
Forbes
November 19, 2018, 10am PST
In a distant and expensive future, there are two new ways to get across the San Francisco Bay without a car. One will have a much better view.
The Mercury News
October 12, 2018, 11am PDT
In an opinion piece bemoaning the passage of legislation that gives the BART board new land use planning authority, BART Director Deborah Allen argues that planners won't make good directors because they lack independence.
East Bay Times
October 9, 2018, 7am PDT
The new sensor technology gives riders up to a minute to drop, cover, and hold on.
Mercury News
October 1, 2018, 12pm PDT
Under a law signed today by Governor Jerry Brown, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) gains the power to rezone its properties. It's a decisive victory for state preemption over local control in the face of California's housing crisis.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 1, 2018, 9am PDT
A controversial bill that would free BART to develop housing on the most transit oriented of development sites, its parking lots, has managed to clear the hurdles of the California Legislature.
Curbed SF
August 20, 2018, 9am PDT
Amidst fierce opposition from East Bay cities who want to control the destiny of BART parking lots in their jurisdictions, Assembly Bill 2923, which would partially preempt local land use authority, passed a critical committee last Thursday.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 6, 2018, 11am PDT
The new Antioch station is seeing ridership well over predictions, and some think there would be even more riders if there were more parking.
The San Francisco Chronicle
June 1, 2018, 12pm PDT
Cities can't have it both ways on the housing crisis, asserts an SF Chronicle editorial. Case in point: Berkeley passes a resolution to declare homelessness a state of emergency while opposing legislation to allow BART to develop its parking lots.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 26, 2018, 11am PDT
By building a diesel-powered train line for the 9.2-mile extension to Antioch in East Contra Costa County, BART saved almost $500 million and began service earlier than had it extended the existing line, though a transfer is required between trains.
East Bay Times