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BART Station Canopy Prototype (Credit: BART)

Phil Matier: Will Canopy Keep BART Escalators Free Of Urine And Feces?

Phil Matier says the BART Board of Directors has approved spending $2 million on a prototype of an enclosed canopy that would cover escalators at stations in San Francisco and Oakland.

01/11/2014

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Tense BART Talks Set To Resume Over Family Leave

Negotiators with Bay Area Rapid Transit and its two largest unions are set to restart negotiations on Thursday, with many hard feelings remaining on both sides of the table.

12/11/2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Unions File Lawsuit Over Contract Dispute

Bay Area Rapid Transit’s two biggest unions announced Tuesday morning that they were filing a lawsuit contesting the agency board’s vote that approving the tentative labor agreement without a controversial family-leave provision.

12/03/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls into the Colma station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Matier & Brown: Computer Glitches Following Contract Dispute A Coincidence?

There were nasty words from the unions after Thursday’s board vote and suffice to say there were big problems with BART’s system-wide failure Friday morning.

11/22/2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: BART Unions, Management Meet Over Latest Contract Dispute

Attorneys for BART and its unions were meeting on Monday, trying to put a dollar amount on a family medical leave clause that the agency claims was inadvertently included in the final contract.

11/18/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls into the Colma station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Officials Say Glitch Found In Contract, Approval May Be In Doubt

BART management has taken issue with a provision in the tentative agreement that ended a strike by two unions last month potentially throwing the contract’s ratification by the BART board in jeopardy, BART officials said.

11/14/2013

Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on October 21, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hard Feelings Lingering Between BART, Unions

Bay Area Rapid Transit are preparing to vote soon on the tentative contract agreement amid a relationship with BART management that has been fractured by tough negotiations and the deaths of two workers during the second strike.

10/25/2013

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BART Board Allows Bicycles On Trains During Rush Hour

The BART board of directors voted unanimously in favor of making a pilot program that allows bicycles on BART during peak commute hours a permanent fixture at Thursday’s meeting in Oakland.

10/24/2013

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BART Explores Livermore Extension Project

BART plans to prepare a draft environmental impact report on a possible extension to Livermore. The proposed 4.8 mile extension would stretch from Dublin to Pleasanton within the I-580 median to the Isabel Ave. interchange in Livermore.

09/13/2013

BART train, station, car, passengers

BART Outlines New Approach To Ban Unruly Riders From Trains

Assaults on station agents – along with public urination, drug use, drug dealing – have prompted the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors to introduce a “Prohibition Order” that targets unruly riders to them off trains.

04/29/2013

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