Bob Franklin

Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Spokesman Reassigned In Wake Of Cellphone Shutdown Flap

Longtime Bay Area Rapid Transit spokesman Linton Johnson has been removed from that position at the agency.


BART station (CBS)

BART Board Looks For New General Manager

The search for a new general manager for Bay Area Rapid Transit is underway in earnest, and the BART Board of Directors met for hours in closed session Thursday morning to discuss a possible hire.


BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey

BART Police Chief Vows Vigilance Regarding Passenger Safety

Police Chief Kenton Rainey said that arrests will continue if protesters continue to gather on station platforms at future demonstrations.


BART Officials May Adopt New Cellphone Policy

Leaders of the San Francisco Bay Area’s transit agency said they may adopt a policy allowing police to turn off wireless communications on train platforms but only in extreme public safety circumstances. The board of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system held a special public meeting Wednesday to discuss the issue.


BART protest

Group Organizing BART Protests Vows To Continue Fight

The group Anonymous said they already plan to hold another protest next Monday and will continue to do so until they “get what they want.”

CBS San Francisco–08/23/2011

Protestors pretend to talk on their cell phone as they taunt a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer at the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FCC Investigates BART Cell Service Shutdown

The Federal Communications Commission is opening an investigation into the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s shutdown of cell service in order to disrupt a planned protest.


BART train, station

BART Won’t Be Extending Overnight Hours

The Bay Area Rapid Transit Agency’s plans to test extended train service on Saturdays is now defunct following a study that found it would have a disproportionately negative impact on minority and low-income riders.


BART train, station

BART To Shell Out More Than $100K In Search for New GM

The financial fallout appears to continue for BART, following the recent and very public – not to mention expensive – exit of general manager Dorothy Dugger.


Commuters pack into a BART train. (Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

BART Considers Running Later On Saturday Night

The new president of the board of directors at the Bay Area Rapid Transit District is pushing an idea that would extend BART service on Saturday night.

CBS San Francisco–12/16/2010