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Passengers at the Embarcadero BART station in San Francisco after a bomb scare at West Oakland shut down service on August 5, 2014. (Carlos Castaneda / CBS)

BART Planners Look For Solutions To Station Overcrowding With Study

Some BART passengers are beginning to question whether the system really is “rapid transit.” Amid complaints about overcrowded cars and long delays, the agency is trying to find a fix. Riders, however, shouldn’t expect anything soon.

10/16/2014

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Caltrain Trying To Keep Up With New Riders

Caltrain’s ridership is up 14-percent over last year, and the transit agency is trying to keep up with a new kind of rider that doesn’t fit their typical profile.

06/01/2014

AC Transit Bus Stop

AC Transit Sees More Riders After Route Changes

Ridership on AC Transit’s two Dumbarton Express bus lines, from Union City to the Peninsula, was up 15% this August, compared to ridership figures from August 2012.

09/20/2013

Commuters wait to board a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train during rush hour. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Thursday BART Ridership 3rd Highest In History

The closure of the Bay Bridge led BART to have the third-highest daily ridership total in its history on Thursday, agency officials said on Friday.

08/30/2013

BART train (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: BART Considering $900M Renovation Of 2 SF Stations

BART is considering rebuilding and expanding the Embarcadero and Montgomery St. stations in downtown San Francisco.

02/11/2013

VTA light rail

San Jose’s $2B Light Rail System Among Least Efficient In Country

The $2 billion light-rail system built to serve San Jose and some surrounding cities in Silicon Valley is among the least efficient in the country and suffers from low ridership and high operating costs.

12/27/2012

BART train, station

BART Ridership Shatters Previous Record From 2010 Giants Parade

BART set a new record ridership thanks to Giants fans who streamed into San Francisco for Wednesday’s big victory parade.

11/01/2012

BART train, station, car, passengers

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

Caltrain, train, railroad

Caltrain Reports Record Ridership

On Thursday, Caltrain announced that its average weekday ridership has surpassed 50,000 passengers. That’s a first in the 150 year history of the railroad.

08/03/2012

Caltrain Diridon station, San Jose

Caltrain Adding Service, Ridership Ahead Of Possible Cutbacks

Even as the Caltrain faces the possibility of future cutbacks, the agency is adding service and was poised to break its own ridership record this summer.

06/11/2012

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