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BART driver Bob Malito, also known as Captain Jack for his amusing announcements along the Pittsburg/Bay Point to SFO line (CBS SF)

Funny BART Conductor Makes Commute More Tolerable With Catchy Station Announcements

“Making off like a herd of turtles,” is just one of this BART operator’s catch phrases as his passion for passengers comes through the train intercom.

05/22/2015

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Obstruction Cleared From BART Track But Major Delays Persist

An obstruction was cleared from a BART track in the Berkeley Hills tunnel Friday morning but major delays persist for commuters, BART officials said.

05/22/2015

A 10-inch section of rail fractured and completely broke away, leaving a gap in the tracks west of Civic Center on May 6th, 2015 (PHOTO: BART)

BART Blames Manufacturing Defect For Broken Rail; Says No Danger Of Another Break

BART blames a manufacturing defect for the broken rail that delayed trains for six hours two weeks ago. The good news is that they say they’ve inspected the rest of the rails and didn’t find any other flaws.

05/21/2015

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BART Service Restored After Damaged Equipment Repaired; Delays Continue

BART crews have repaired a damaged piece of train control equipment that was causing major delays systemwide Wednesday morning and are working now to restore service on all lines.

05/20/2015

BART workers pose with campaign signs supporting Susan Bonilla. (CBS)

Orinda Mayor Faces Concord Assemblywoman In East Bay’s State Senate Special Election

The state Senate race between Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer and Concord Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla has led to $7 million in campaign spending. Voters decide who goes to Sacramento in a special election on Tuesday.

05/18/2015

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3 Simultaneous Medical Emergencies Triggering BART Delays

Three simultaneous medical emergencies triggered BART delays into San Francisco at the tail end of the morning commute Monday.

05/18/2015

Bay to Breakers

Public Transportation Options Numerous – And Recommended – For Sunday’s Bay to Breakers Footrace

The Zappos Bay to Breakers race from San Francisco Bay on the city’s east side to the Pacific Ocean on the city’s west side starts at 8 a.m.

05/16/2015

A 10-inch section of rail fractured and completely broke away, leaving a gap in the tracks west of Civic Center on May 6th, 2015 (PHOTO: BART)

Broken BART Track Possibly Came From Defective Metal Rail

The company that inspected a section of rail between the 16th Street and Civic Station BART stations in San Francisco that broke last week and caused a major service disruption noticed an anomaly in that area last September, a BART executive said Thursday.

05/15/2015

BART workers pose with campaign signs supporting Susan Bonilla. (CBS)

BART Workers Possibly Violated Rules For Posing With Campaign Signs In Maintenance Yards

With one week to go until a heated East Bay special election, a candidate who seeks to ban BART strikes is raising questions after some transit agency workers posed with signs backing his opponent on BART property.

05/11/2015

Commuters board a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New BART Delay Plagues System During Friday Afternoon Commute

Bay Area Rapid Transit trains on the Fremont to Daly City and Dublin/Pleasanton to Daly City lines were experiencing 30-minute delays in all directions due to a track switch problem for the second time Friday, according to a BART dispatcher.

05/08/2015

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