BART

August 12, 2010, 11am PDT
San Mateo County, hotbed of opposition to high speed rail, including numerous lawsuits, might be better served by following the 1960s Berkeley example in passing a bond to tunnel the train through the impacted cities, suggests local editor.
San Mateo Daily Journal
July 21, 2010, 12pm PDT
The Bay Area's 104-mile heavy rail system, BART, is planning major expansions. But many transit supporters, rather than cheering the new service and ridership the extensions would produce, are sounding alarms.
San Francisco Examiner
July 12, 2010, 5am PDT
Carl Nolte, the San Francisco Chronicle's historian, writes on the 150-year anniversary of the Market St. Railway that began operation as a 2-car steam train on July 4, 1860, and the evolution of rail on/under Market St including BART & Muni Metro.
The San Francisco Chronicle
July 2, 2010, 9am PDT
Plans to expand the Bay Area's BART system to the Silicon Valley have brought into question the future of a San Jose flea market that some want to turn into a transit-oriented development.
The Wall Street Journal
June 24, 2010, 11am PDT
Back in February, the Federal Transportation Administration revoked $70m in funding from the proposed BART airport connector over civil rights violations. Streetsblog reports that BART is forging ahead anyway and looking for other funders.
Streetsblog
June 18, 2010, 7am PDT
...and expands almost nine-fold to be the nation's second largest. While not as proximate to the BART gates as the existing ten-year-old, 400 sq. ft station, it will be only be half a block away.
Contra Costa Times
April 21, 2010, 8am PDT
A Univ. of HI civil engineering professor blasts the professional engineering group of Hawaii's endorsement of the planned, elevated rail system. Voters supported the system in a 2008 election, but it has since become politically contentious.
(Honolulu) Star Bulletin
Feature
February 22, 2010, 5am PST

In the first action of its kind, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has withdrawn $70 million in federal stimulus funds from the proposed Oakland Airport Connector project due to mult

Richard A. Marcantonio
January 26, 2010, 8am PST
BART's people-mover connection to the Oakland Airport is jeopardized by an FTA ruling that the agency failed to reach out to minorities, potentially denying the agency of $70 million in stimulus funds. Might the funds go to other transit needs?
SF Gate - Oakland Blog
December 11, 2009, 2pm PST
Oakland International Airport will link directly with a nearby BART station through a driver-less people mover, according to a decision made recently by BART directors.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 2, 2009, 5am PST
BART beat previous records for ridership on Weds. after a piece of the Bay Bridge that was fixed over the Memorial Day weekend failed.
Transportation For America blog
October 24, 2009, 5am PDT
NY MTA Head Jay Walder is considering lowering fares for off-peak hours riders in order to encourage people to change their habits.
Streetsblog
August 14, 2009, 2pm PDT
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors voted yesterday to enforce a one-year contract for the unionized transit workers- a contract the workers had rejected earlier in the week. BART employees plan to walk off the job Monday morning.
The San Francisco Chronicle
June 27, 2009, 9am PDT
The San Francisco Bay Area's BART regional transit system is considering a plan to expand the amount of retailers and vendors it allows within its stations as a way to boost revenue.
San Francisco Examiner
May 10, 2009, 11am PDT
BART is set to embark on a $3.4 billion project to replace its existing trains with 700 new cars that will carry more people, move passengers through stations faster, and meet the needs of suburban and urban riders.
The San Francisco Chronicle
October 23, 2008, 6am PDT
To offset delayed transit funds, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District plans to charge those who drive to BART stations more to park. In some places, commuters will be charged to park for the first time.
The San Francisco Chronicle
October 7, 2008, 1pm PDT
In the Bay Area, where transit and cycling are encouraged and on the rise, cyclists are increasingly turning towards folding bikes to enjoy unrestricted access to the two major rail systems, BART and Caltrain, due to conventional bike limitations.
Inside Bay Area
September 16, 2008, 1pm PDT
By charging more to ride at peak commuting hours, BART hopes to spread the use of the system more evenly throughout the day.
SF Gate
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