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BART is a financial and operational mess, and its new inspector general has a slew of major issues to tackle.
June 1, 2019, 9am PDT
BART is readying its "Fleet of the Future," which includes adding more room than originally designed for bike storage.
May 29, 2019, 11am PDT
The city is behind plans to turn parking lots around the North Berkeley BART station into much-needed housing.
May 28, 2019, 10am PDT
Transit agencies and advocates are developing a genre of criticism that could be described as calling Elon Musk on his BS. Musk still has plenty of support on social media.
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.
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.
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.
October 9, 2018, 7am PDT
The new sensor technology gives riders up to a minute to drop, cover, and hold on.
September 11, 2018, 11am PDT
Service on a long-awaited BART extension to the Berryessa district in San Jose may be delayed again due to equipment problems.
May 26, 2018, 9am PDT
A controversial vote sets a "fix it first" agenda for regional transit planning—the implications of this decision could potentially reach far beyond the scope of this single project.
The San Francisco Chronicle
February 25, 2018, 11am PST
In December, Sen. Dianne Feinstein reactivated her call for a southern crossing over the Bay while the BART Board last week began studying a second Transbay tube. The San Francisco Chronicle editorial board opines on which is preferable.
December 11, 2017, 12pm PST
The Board of Directors approved a path to 90 percent renewable energy.
November 6, 2017, 10am PST
Daniel Borenstein points out the irony that while the Bay Area may be the world's top tech hub, BART has no real plans to consider driverless trains.
September 11, 2017, 11am PDT
A one-woman crusade in San Jose, California has derailed transportation spending enabled by the voter approved funding package of Measure B.
April 17, 2017, 11am PDT
If the city of Livermore and several state legislators gets their way, a proposed extension of BART to the city of Livermore would be planned and built by the Tri Valley-San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority.
March 25, 2017, 7am PDT
As it has promised for years, Bay Area Rapid Transit today opens the Warm Springs/South Fremont extension of the regional rail transit system. The first train departs at the station at 5:48 am, and the first train arrives at 7:04 am.
December 29, 2014, 1pm PST
An op-ed by the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board takes cues from London's regional transportation planning efforts in an argument supporting regional planning for the San Francisco-San Jose Bay Area.
January 10, 2014, 11am PST
BART and Bombardier Transportation have completed a two-part, $1.5 billion deal to modernize the BART fleet. The new cars are expected to test in 2015 and commence operation between 2017 and 2021.
The Press Republican (Northeastern New York)
September 11, 2012, 2pm PDT
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. The "first in a new generation of American rail systems" when it was built, BART now faces the challenges of declining health and keeping up with the times.
May 31, 2012, 8am PDT
Madeline Janis, former commissioner on the board of L.A.'s Community Redevelopment Agency, argues that American job creation should be a top priority when awarding transit contracts.