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Jim Allison

Passengers aboard an idle BART train at West Oakland station Wednesday during a delay caused by a stalled train in the Transbay Tube. (Brian Yuen)

BART Increases Fares; Where Does The Money Go?

BART is ringing in the New Year with a fare increase. The transportation agency said riders can expect a 19-cent on average increase per trip with the money going towards improvements.

01/01/2014

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Strike Enters 2nd Day, Management Rejects Unions’ Offer

In a statement released Friday night, BART officials said it “has received no indication that (workers at Service Employees International Union Local 1021 and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555) will return to work” on Saturday.

10/18/2013

Commuters line up to board the San Francisco Bay Ferry on the first day of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strike on October 18, 2013 in Oakland, California. For the second time this year, BART workers have gone on strike after contract negotiations between BART management and the transit agency's two largest unions fell apart on Thursday afternoon. Management and unions agreed on the financial specifics of the contract but differed on workplace safety rules. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gridlock Throughout Bay Area On 1st Day Of BART Strike

he Friday evening commute was a little longer than usual for many Bay Area commuters, with would-be BART riders scrambling for alternate forms of transportation to get to and from work due to the BART strike.

10/18/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.  ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART, Unions Reach Pension Agreement As Contract Talks Continue

Progress was made in BART labor contract negotiations on Thursday after unions presented a counter offer to the transit system’s management and an agreement was made over pensions.

10/03/2013

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BART Breaks Ridership Records On First Day Of Bay Bridge Closure

BART ridership rose noticeably because of the Bay Bridge closure Wednesday night to allow crews to transition traffic onto the bridge’s new eastern span, a BART spokesman said Thursday morning.

CBS San Francisco–08/29/2013

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BART Marks 20th Month Of Ridership Increases

One of the Bay Area’s largest transit agencies is becoming even busier. BART ridership was up nearly 7% in the latest fiscal quarter, compared to the same time period last year. That marks 20 consecutive months of growth in BART’s ridership.

08/10/2012

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BART Extends Service For New Year’s Revelers

Trains will be running later and not be making all stops in San Francisco.

12/31/2011

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BART Board Holds Weekend Meeting To Discuss Agency’s Financial Challenges

BART’s Board of Directors held a rare meeting session that went into the weekend in Walnut Creek to discuss the major funding challenges facing the agency.

11/05/2011

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) worker (L) tries to move demonstrators that are trying to keep a train from leaving the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Recruits Loyal Riders For Scripted Support At News Conference

Bay Area Rapid Transit’s media-management policies are in the spotlight again following a report in the Bay Citizen that the agency tried to recruit loyal riders and give them a script to read at a press conference ahead of a planned protest on August 11th.

09/14/2011

Couple's Wheels Stolen Twice at BART

DUBLIN, Calif. (KCBS)- Some are calling it a stroke of extremely bad luck. KCBS has the story of an unfortunate Livermore couple who was victimized by thieves not once, but twice, while parked in the […]

07/02/2010