BART Board Approves Ambassador Program In Unanimous DecisionIn response to concerns about safety on the BART system, the transit agency’s board voted unanimously Thursday to approve an ambassadorship program in which unarmed officers will ride trains from 2 p.m.  to midnight seven days a week, with extra coverage on Saturdays.
BART Police Remove Person On Tracks In Concord; Trains Running On TimeA person on the tracks by the Concord BART station caused major delays during the evening commute and had police negotiating far into the night, BART officials said Wednesday.
BART Plans To Use Unarmed 'Ambassadors' To Increase Security On TrainsThere are plans in the works to put more security personnel on BART trains, but the people on patrol won't be carrying guns.
BART Board To Consider System-Wide Wireless UpgradesCell phones and other wireless devices could work better on BART trains and stations if the transit agency's Board of Directors approves a "BART Digital Railway" proposal at its meeting Thursday.
Defense Requests Change Of Venue In Nia Wilson Murder TrialThe lawyer for a transient man charged with murder for the fatal stabbing of Nia Wilson at the MacArthur BART station in Oakland last year has asked that his trial be moved out of Alameda County because she doesn't think he can get a fair trial locally.
Transit Agencies, CHP Urge New Years Eve Partygoers To Leave Cars At HomeIf you're heading into San Francisco for New Years Eve, transit agencies and law enforcement are urging you to leave your cars at home, and rideshare customers can expect long waits.
Muni, Caltrain, VTA, SamTrans Offer Free Rides New Year's Eve; Not BARTMuni service in San Francisco along with VTA, Caltrain and SamTrans will be free on New Year Eve until 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Man Accused Of Attempted Murder In Richmond BART Platform AttackA man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly kicked and punched a woman he didn't know on Sunday night at the Richmond BART Station,
Commuters Avoiding Concord Park & Ride Lot Due To Trash, Car Break-Ins, Homeless CampA popular Park & Ride lot in Concord has turned into a dumping ground. Many drivers said they avoid parking there because of the homeless people who live there, trash, and car break-ins.
Muni, Caltrain, VTA, SamTrans Offer Free Rides New Year's Eve; Not BARTMuni service in San Francisco along with VTA, Caltrain and SamTrans will be free on New Year Eve until 5 a.m. Wednesday. BART trains will run extra hours but rides won't be free.
BART Police Auditor Probes Racial Disparity In Fare Evasion CrackdownBART's Office of the Independent Police Auditor is looking into a wide racial disparity between who's being issued tickets during the transit agency's crackdown on fare evaders.