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BART board members applaud after unveiling a model of the car to be rolled out by next year and in full use by 2017. (CBS)

BART Gives Public A Look At ‘Fleet Of The Future’ For 1st Time

Bay Area Rapid Transit’s fleet of the future pulled up to Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco on Wednesday, the first in a series of events intending to give riders a closer look at the new cars.

04/16/2014

Cranes and trucks work to hoist and transport cars involved in the derailment off of elevated BART tracks in Concord.  (CBS)

BART Removes 3rd Of 4 Derailed Cars Near Concord; Full Repairs Expected Saturday

BART removed three of four cars from an out-of-service train that derailed in Concord during the Friday evening commute, prompting buses and a shuttle train to stand in for normal train service between four stations on the Pittsburg/Bay Point line.

CBS San Francisco–02/22/2014

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BART Awards Contract For New Cars Amid ‘Made In USA’ Concerns

The Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors awarded a contract Thursday to build the next fleet of BART cars to a Canadian firm amid controversy over how much of the new cars would be made in the USA.

05/10/2012

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Aging BART Car Maintenance Requiring 24-Hour Operation

It takes mechanics operating 24 hours a day to keep the current fleet of BART cars on the rails, but transit officials say it’s getting more difficult by the day to keep the fleet operating.

02/08/2012

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train operator waits for passengers to enter the train at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Set To Award $1B Contract For New Train Cars

The Bay Area Rapid Transit District is gearing up to buy new train cars that would have easier-to-clean seats and digital information displays.

01/12/2012

Replacing BART Cars Would Cost $4 Billion

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KCBS)_ President Obama has proposed pumping $50 billion into rebuilding roads, railways and runways, but those in transportation wonder if that’s going to be enough.

09/07/2010