COVID Reopenings: Despite Easing Of Local COVID-19 Restrictions, Public Transit Ridership Slow To Rebound More than seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, most people still avoid public transit. AC Transit, San Francisco Muni, Caltrain, BART, and other Bay Area agencies continue to report extremely low ridership numbers.
BART Service Resumes After West Oakland Crash Brings Live Power Line Down On TracksBART officials confirmed that train service has resumed after a crash in West Oakland Thursday afternoon brought a live power line down on the tracks between West Oakland and Lake Merritt stations.
27 Bay Area Transit Agencies Release Joint COVID-19 Safety PlanA coalition of Bay Area transit agencies released a joint plan Wednesday to assuage rider fears of contracting COVID-19.
SFMTA Board Latest To Approve Caltrain Ballot Measure Before Friday DeadlineThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Board of Directors unanimously approved putting an eighth-cent sales tax on the November ballot to fund Caltrain during a special meeting Wednesday morning.
Weekend BART Tracks Project Halts Train Service In Hayward; Bus Bridge ProvidedBART passengers traveling between Bayfair and South Hayward stations in the East Bay this weekend will need to transfer to a free bus due to a track replacement project.
San Francisco Muni Driver Assaulted With Bat After Asking Passengers To Put On COVID-19 Masks A San Francisco Muni bus operator was recovering Friday from injuries suffered when three passengers who refused to put on masks attacked the driver with a bat before fleeing, authorities said.
Reopening: Several Shuttered Muni Bus Lines, Metro Subway Service To Return In AugustOfficials with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency have announced that several bus lines that have been out of service since March due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the business shutdown will be returning in August.
BART Joins Public Transit Agencies Nationwide In Call For Federal Pandemic Relief FundingBART joined a nationwide group of public transit agencies Tuesday to call on the federal government to allocate between $32 billion and $36 billion in relief funding for public transit in its next COVID-19 pandemic relief funding package.
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.