BART

BART train, station

Person Killed On BART Tracks At San Francisco Civic Center Station

A person has died on the BART tracks at the Civic Center station in San Francisco Thursday morning, a BART spokesman said today.

04/16/2015

Crews inspect the scene near the Walnut Creek BART station where two workers were hit and killed by a train on October 19, 2013. (CBS)

NTSB Finds Probable Cause In BART Protocol That Resulted In Track Workers’ Deaths

BART’s since-suspended “simple approval” practice was the probable cause of an accident that killed two track workers in Contra Costa County in 2013 according to the NTSB.

04/14/2015

Commuters wait to board a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train during rush hour. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Crews Working Overtime To Alleviate ‘Crush Loads’ Before New Trains Arrive

If you’ve ever ridden BART during the commute hours, no explanation is needed for the term “crush loads,” and maintenance crews are working overtime to put damage trains back in service to alleviate overcrowding.

04/13/2015

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. (CBS)

San Jose Mayor Asks Congress To Renew $105 Billion Transportation Bill To Help Fund BART Extension

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors president Dave Cortese took part in a rally at San Jose State University Thursday to urge Congress to renew a $105 billion national transportation bill that expires next month.

04/09/2015

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Announces Increased Fares For 2016

BART is taking public comments on a plan to increase current fares by 3.4 percent next year.

04/08/2015

KPIX 5's Paul Deanno posted this picture on Twitter of a BART train derailed between Concord and Pleasant Hill on February 21, 2014. (CBS)

BART Closures Planned for 12 Upcoming Weekends: Complete Closure List

Ever notice how BART trains slow down on certain sections of track? They do that because the 40-year-old wooden ties are so old they could come loose at higher speeds, potentially causing a train to not only derail, but go plummeting off the elevated tracks.

04/06/2015

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Most BART Tracks 40-Years-Old, Despite Expected 25-Year Lifespan According To Federal Report

There will likely be more BART closures like the one happening this weekend near the Oakland Coliseum as the transit agency works to fix similar problems in other locations.

04/05/2015

(CBS SF)

El Cerrito Plaza BART Station Reopens 3 Hours After Fatality

The El Cerrito Plaza BART station has reopened roughly three hours after a person under a train there died Wednesday morning.

04/01/2015

(Getty Images)

Body Found On BART Tracks Near Richmond Station

A BART police officer discovered a body on the BART tracks at the Richmond Station early Tuesday morning, BART police said.

03/31/2015

Library-A-Go-Go machines restored at BART stations, shopping center on March 25th, 2015

‘Robotic’ Libraries Return To BART Stations, Shopping Center

Apparently replacing a librarian with an Italian robotic vending machine is a lot harder than it sounds, and it sounds hard enough, but today, the three Library-A-Go-Go machines are back up and running at El Cerrito Del Norte BART, the Discovery Bay Sandy Cove Shopping Center, and the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station.

03/27/2015

more