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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

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Reports ‘Major Delays’ Due To Equipment Problem At Bay Fair Station

Bay Area Rapid Transit trains were significantly delayed on the Fremont line after an equipment problem on the tracks.

05/08/2015

BART passengers on the platform at Embarcadero station in San Francisco during delays in the system, May 6, 2015. Note the message board instructions. (Nicole Jones/CBS)

BART Could See More Breakdowns On Tracks, Needs More Than $4 Billion To Upgrade Infrastructure

BART officials said the 10-inches of rail broke on a newer section of tracks, and the rails like the cars badly need to be replaced.

05/07/2015

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)

Service Restored After 10-Inch Crack In SF Tracks; Delays Continue During #BARTPocalypse

There are major delays on Bay Area Rapid Transit systemwide, after a deformity was discovered in the trackway between the Civic Center station and 16th Street station in San Francisco.

05/06/2015

An Uber car.

Uber Surge Pricing Reported As BART Delays Leave Commuters Frustrated

“BART, and you’re there,” was not a slogan that applied to Wednesday’s commute, and many riders turned to Uber to get across the Bay and around the city.

05/06/2015

A mylar balloon similar to this one is what cut off power and shutdown BART Wednesday afternoon   
(Photo JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

BART Shutdown By Helium Balloon That Short-Circuited Electrical Lines In East Bay

BART service was stopped in both directions between Bay Fair, Hayward and Castro Valley Wednesday afternoon, after a problem with equipment caused major delays in and out of San Francisco earlier.

05/06/2015

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Police Activity – Not Earthquakes – Blamed For East Bay BART Trains Delays

Police activity at the Lafayette BART station caused major delays for trains Wednesday morning, an agency dispatcher said.

05/06/2015

(Getty Images)

BART May Ask Taxpayers For The Billions It Needs To Keep Trains Running

BART needs billions of dollars just to keep the trains running in the future, and the transit agency may end up asking the public to foot the bill.

04/29/2015

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