OAKLAND (AP) — 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.

Bob Franklin, who was sworn in Thursday as president of the board, wants the board to consider extending service 45 to 60 minutes past midnight on Saturdays.

The idea would be to provide people enjoying a Saturday night out a chance to take BART home.

Most BART trains stop operating around midnight seven nights a week.

Franklin told the Contra Costa Times that if trains were to run later on Saturday night, service might have to start a little later in the morning.

Franklin wants board managers to prepare a report on the possibility of modifying service hours.

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