BART

Close-up of sign at outdoor transit station for MUNI and BART in San Francisco, California.

Bay Area Proposal Calls for Combined Transit Agencies

A local legislator is asking for a plan to consolidate the region’s 27 separate transit agencies to improve financial stability and streamline service for riders.

January 8, 2024 - San Francisco Chronicle

Empty underground Muni train platform in San Francisco with escalator, stairs in center of image.

Post-Pandemic Travel Patterns Call for Different Transit Schedules

As remote work and changed commuting patterns endure, transit agencies are shifting their focus to serve a wider variety of riders.

September 21, 2023 - Governing

BART train at outdoor above-ground station in Oakland, California

BART Will Run Shorter Trains

The agency says shorter trains will enable them to increase security, retire aging cars, and save on energy costs.

September 7, 2023 - The San Francisco Standard

Antioch, California

Op-Ed: To Survive, Bay Area Transit Needs Integration

Advocates for ‘seamless’ transit are calling on California state leaders to tie a consolidation study to a one-time injection of funding into the Bay Area’s transit systems.

June 1, 2023 - Streetsblog San Francisco

San Francisco Internation Airport

BART Reorients Service for Weekend Travelers

With weekday commuter ridership still lagging far below 2019 levels and remote work not going anywhere anytime soon, the agency plans to increase train frequencies on weekends and reduce some weekday service.

April 27, 2023 - NBC Bay Area

BART Station

The Perilous Future of Bay Area Transit

Bay Area Rapid Transit, a hugely successful system pre-pandemic, is now struggling to close a massive projected budget gap, with no certain solutions on the table.

March 14, 2023 - San Francisco Chronicle

Fare gates at underground BART station in San Francisco, California

Transit and the ‘Big One’

Bay Area transit agencies employ rigorous protocols to ensure they’re prepared for the next major earthquake.

October 11, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Bay bridge and Treasure Island aerial view

Maps for Proposed San Francisco Bay Tunnel Revealed

Planners presented two options for new tunnels that would help connect more parts of the Northern California megaregion to San Francisco and Oakland.

September 23, 2022 - San Francisco Examiner

A map of San Jose showing the route of the planned BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension.

BART’s Phase II Extension Into San Jose Ready to Go

A long-awaited extension of the Bay Area’s regional rail transit system is finally coming into view, with an expected completion date of 2030.

September 5, 2022 - KALW

A police officer in a Baltimore, Maryland subway station

Transit Systems Begin To Shift Away From Police Enforcement

Some transit agencies are launching ‘ambassador’ programs that use unarmed personnel to respond to safety concerns and reduce interactions with armed law enforcement.

July 20, 2022 - Next City

Lafayette BART

Bay Area Transit Stations To Feature Local Writers

A contest in the San Francisco Bay Area will select 30 short stories that will be available at special vending kiosks at transit stations.

May 26, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

 A Richmond-bound (Red Line) train at Downtown Berkeley station in June 2019

Planning Commission Calls for More Density at Berkeley BART Stations

Berkeley planning commissioners recommend taller buildings, more density as the city evaluates zoning changes near BART stations.

November 9, 2021 - Berkeleyside

Not One More Girl campaign graphic

Teen-Led BART Campaign Brings Attention to Sexual Harassment on Transit

The Not One More Girl initiative seeks to implement tangible changes to improve the safety of young people on public transit.

May 18, 2021 - Teen Vogue

BART Station

New South Bay BART Stations See Disappointing Ridership

Introduced during the pandemic in an area where many residents now work remotely, the new stations have failed to attract new commuters.

December 29, 2020 - Mercury News

Berkeley Hills Bay Area

Groundbreaking Affordable Housing and Homeless Shelter Project Underway in Berkeley

A new Berkeley development, the largest affordable housing development in city history, is slated to house 200 low-income and homeless residents by May 2022.

July 13, 2020 - The Mercury News

Bart

BART San Jose Extension Faces Delays and Ballooning Costs

The extension to downtown is a complex and ambitious project facing many challenges and questions about feasibility.

April 1, 2020 - The Mercury News

San Francisco Internation Airport

An Enticement to Ride BART to the Airport: A Shorter Security Line

Airport and transit planners in the Bay Area are considering adding a perk for transit ridership for travelers to and from San Francisco International Airport.

October 27, 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle

Bay Area Rapid Transit

A $100 Billion Wishlist for Bay Area Transit

Project priorities for the Faster Bay Area ballot initiative, speculatively proposed for the November 2020 election, have not yet been specified. But BART's new general manager has ideas about the money could be spent.

October 2, 2019 - The Mercury News

English Architecture

Friday Funny: If BART Went Tudor Style

Trigger warning: this is going to get ugly.

September 27, 2019 - Twitter

Golden Gate

Low-Income Discounts for Bus and Ferry Trips in Marin

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.

August 2, 2019 - Marin Independent Journal

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