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BART Extension Workers In Antioch Spark 7-Acre Grass Fire

Workers constructing the BART extension into Antioch accidentally sparked a grass fire Wednesday afternoon that burned roughly 7 acres of vegetation, a fire official said.

06/17/2015

Warriors fans celebrate in Oakland after Golden State won their first NBA Championship in forty years. (CBS)

Warriors Fans’ Celebration Shuts Down Oakland BART Station

The 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station was shut down tonight because of crowds celebrating the Golden State Warriors’ NBA title.

06/16/2015

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San Francisco Public Transportation Helps Drive Local Economy

Bus and rail operators of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MUNI) command some of the nation’s highest paid salaries in the transportation industry.

06/15/2015

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BART Approves Budget For Longer, More Frequent Trains On East Bay Lines

BART’s Board of Directors passed a new $1.6 billion budget Thursday that promises longer and more frequent trains for riders of two East Bay lines beginning in September.

06/12/2015

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BART Substation Fire Stops Service For Riders Between Hayward And Fremont

Fire at a BART substation stopped service for East Bay riders between Hayward and Fremont Tuesday afternoon. The system is now recovering with 10 to 15 minute delays.

06/09/2015

Berkeley in the dark after PG&E officials said a squirrel caused a massive power outage on June 8, 2015. (CBS)

PG&E Says Squirrel Caused Outage That Impacted 45,000 In East Bay

Officials say a number of power outages have hit thousands of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers Monday, including more than 40,000 in the East Bay and 10,000 in San Jose.

06/08/2015

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Heat To Blame For BART Delays; Berkeley Station Loses Power

Monday’s hot weather led to delays throughout the BART system and a the closure of a station in Berkeley for several hours.

06/08/2015

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BART Needs To Shut Transbay Tube For 5 Days, Likely Over Labor Day Weekend

BART has announced major closures this summer, likely over Labor Day Weekend, for critical track maintenance that will close the Transbay Tube for five days.

06/08/2015

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Major BART Delays Over Equipment Problems At 24th Street Station Easing

BART service is beginning to recover Thursday evening from major delays systemwide causing by an equipment problem in San Francisco.

06/04/2015

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Wife Of BART Police Officer Killed On Duty Files Lawsuit, Says BART Ignored Husband’s Pleas For Training

Sgt. Tommy Smith was shot and killed by a fellow BART officer during a search of a Dublin apartment last year. Smith’s widow said she is filing a lawsuit against BART, saying the transit agency ignored her husband’s pleas for more training.

06/01/2015

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