Bay Area Rapid Transit
After a hectic morning that involved a man climbing on top of a BART train and effectively shutting down the MacArthur station, BART service was back on schedule Thursday afternoon, a BART spokeswoman said.
As thousands of cyclists celebrated Bike to Work Day, transit officials considered several proposals Thursday to better accommodate the growing number of Bay Area Rapid Transit riders who have made biking part of their commute.
A search Thursday by heavily armed Hayward police officers in downtown Oakland prompted Bay Area Rapid Transit officials to shut down part of 19th Street BART Station during the morning commute.
Assaults on station agents – along with public urination, drug use, drug dealing – have prompted the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors to introduce a “Prohibition Order” that targets unruly riders to them off trains.
The workers’ four-year contract expires June 30. The union leaders, representing mostly train operators and station agents, say their workers deserve pay raises.
BART fares and parking fees are going up. The transit company’s board of directors overwhelmingly decided in a vote in Oakland on Thursday to approve the proposed hike.
The cost to ride Bay Area Rapid Transit is likely to get more expensive in the coming year, and the price to park at stations could be rising as well.
BART is considering rebuilding and expanding the Embarcadero and Montgomery St. stations in downtown San Francisco.
Bay Area Rapid Transit will soon begin major upgrades to its police communications center and computer systems so that central command can respond more rapidly to crimes and disturbances, transit officials said.
A Craigslist posting helped lead police to a cache of bikes and parts officers believe were stolen from Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers.