BART Board Approves $2.4B Budget For Next Fiscal YearThe BART Board of Directors voted 7-2 Thursday to approve the transit agency's $2.42 billion budget for fiscal year 2021, which goes into effect next Wednesday.
BART Officials Weigh How To Boost Ridership As COVID-19 Restrictions LoosenThe coronavirus pandemic has hit transit agencies across the Bay Area hard, with BART still operating at slightly more than 10 percent of normal ridership.
COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Orders Will Have Lingering Impact On Public TransitAs the state moves ahead with re-opening plans, Bay Area public transportation agencies say they are still a long way from being out of the woods.
University Study Says SF Commute Traffic Could Be Nation's Hardest-Hit When Lockdown EasesA Vanderbilt University study is sounding an alarm on San Francisco Bay Area traffic once the shelter-in-place order is lifted. It shows the morning commute into the city could potentially increase by up to 42 minutes for drivers.
COVID-19 Commute Times Could Double If Bay Area Ditches Public Transit For CarsAs cities reopen, drivers may be dealing with COVID-19 pandemic-sized commute times if too many people ditch public transit and drive their cars instead, according to a study. In San Francisco, they could more than double.
Coronavirus Update: BART Receives $251.6M In Federal Funding To Keep OperatingBART officials confirmed on Wednesday that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission has approved giving the transit agency $251.6 million in federal CARES Act FTA funding.
Coronavirus Update: BART Riders Required To Wear Masks On Trains, In StationsBART transit officials have announced that all riders will be required to wear masks on trains and in stations starting on Wednesday as tougher shelter-in-place requirements go into effects in the Bay Area counties served by the agency.
Coronavirus Update: Santa Rosa CityBus Service Reductions Take EffectCityBus service in Santa Rosa is being reduced to essential travel only with riders being required to call ahead during certain hours starting Monday in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Update: BART Announces Station Entrances Closures, Weekend Rail WorkBART officials announced Friday that the transit agency will close a number of station entrances in San Francisco and Oakland in addition to scheduling some weekend track work due to reduced ridership during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Update: BART Reducing Weekday Service; Trains To Run Every 30 MinutesBART officials on Monday afternoon announced that on Wednesday the transit service would begin running trains every 30 minutes during weekdays until further notice due to the ongoing coronavirus shelter-in-place order reducing the number of riders in the Bay Area.
Coronavirus Update: BART Ridership Falls More Than 50 Percent Over WeekendBART ridership officially fell more than 50 percent over the weekend as riders avoid public transit amid fears of the coronavirus.