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Oakland, CA

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300 Lakeside Drive, 18th Flr, Ste. 1849
Oakland, CA
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City of Oakland
Fare Collection

City of Oakland, Calif., launches West Oakland Universal Basic Mobility Pilot

The pilot allows low-income residents living in west Oakland to receive debit cards loaded with up to $160 to use for public transit.
BART
Maintenance

BART's Measure RR rebuilding program helping to reduce service delays

July 12, 2024
Due to the program, track replacement has reduced the number of trains delayed due to outdated rail by more than 400 instances.
Santa Clara VTA
Infrastructure

Santa Clara VTA breaks ground on BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project

Santa Clara VTA’s extension of the regional BART system is the largest transportation infrastructure project in the history of Santa Clara County, Calif.
BART
Management

BART Board approves rider-focused FY25 operating and capital budgets

June 14, 2024
The budgets maintain train service levels and staffing for enhanced safety and cleaning efforts while avoiding cuts that will have a negative impact on the local economy, traffic...
Spare
Paratransit

Spare, AC Transit, BART partner up to modernize paratransit services across Bay Area

April 30, 2024
The partnership will integrate Spare's fully automated transit platform to replace the outdated and manual system.
BART
Safety & Security

BART reports increase in felony arrests, gun seizures following increase in police presence

March 29, 2024
BART’s aggressive recruitment of new officers, as well as the presence of more police officers riding more trains, led to a 62 percent increase in felony arrests in 2023.
BART
Fare Collection Equipment

BART to begin accessible fare gate replacement at Civic Center Station March 22

March 15, 2024
During construction on the fare gate replacement project, BART will work to ensure riders are directed towards the proper areas around the work site.
BART
Safety & Security

BART's latest QPR report shows customer satisfaction rising

Feb. 26, 2024
BART’s overall customer satisfaction rating in the most recent Passenger Experience Survey reached 81 percent - a seven percent from the previous quarter.
BART
Safety & Security

BART aims to improve rider experience at Civic Center Station with Safe and Clean plan

Feb. 1, 2024
BART's Safe and Clean plan is showing a positive effect according to a recent survey conducted at the BART Civic Center/UN Plaza Station.
BART
Vehicles

BART Fleet of the Future project to come in $394 million under budget

Jan. 12, 2024
The project is expected to be completed significantly under budget due to a revised schedule and an accelerated monthly delivery rate of the new rail cars.

Articles & News

Caltrain
Mobile Applications

Bay Area transit providers turn to Discord to keep riders informed

May 15, 2024
Participating Bay Area transit providers will utilize Discord to expand their alert system to provide information to the community.
SEPTA
Management

SEPTA, BART retire long-time transit vehicles 

April 26, 2024
SEPTA has retired its last diesel full bus while BART has retired its legacy fleet.
BART
Management

BART, MTA, NJ Transit, WMATA among agencies recognizing Autism Acceptance Month

April 4, 2024
The agencies are making an effort to promote inclusivity by highlighting the voices of some of transit's biggest fans.
Denver RTD
Safety & Security

Six transit agencies join federal ‘The Challenge to Save Lives from Overdose’ initiative

March 19, 2024
Denver RTD, BART, NJ Transit Police, SEPTA and WMATA train and equip officers with Narcan while MBTA is working to make Narcan available at all Red Line Heavy Rail Stations.
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Fire Protection

BART’s three pillars of fire safety get the gold: APTA awards BART the 2023 APTA Rail Safety Gold Award

Sept. 19, 2023
BART’s director of fire life safety department opens up about what BART’s Fire Life and Safety program is all about.
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Maintenance

BART gets its scrub on: BART trains now deep-cleaned twice as often

Aug. 29, 2023
Cleaning BART's train fleet is a meticulous, but necessary process that Rose Burditt oversees on her nightshift as part of her work as a foreworker with BART.
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Vehicles

BART to exclusively run Fleet of the Future trains beginning Sept. 11

Aug. 24, 2023
The new trains are shorter than BART’s legacy trains, which the authority explains will allow for more police and safety staff presence, cleaner trains and fewer delays.
BART
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Safety & Security

Putting the 'Baaaa' in BART: BART welcomes a new animal to its fire mitigation toolkit

July 25, 2023
BART is using the sheep to sustainably mitigate fire hazards around its property.
Mass Transit
APTA recognized its 2023 Rail Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards winners at its Rail Conference that was held in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Safety & Security

APTA honors nine agencies with 2023 Rail Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards

June 15, 2023
The awards, which added a new emergency management category this year, recognize transit organizations’ proactive safety and security efforts.
BART
A booth featuring BART's Not One More Girl Campaign at the authority's 50th anniversary celebration.
Safety & Security

BART’s Not One More Girl initiative moves to Phase 2

June 1, 2023
The next phase of the community-driven initiative to combat sexual harassment on transit will focus on community care and provide resources for riders.

Videos & Resources

BART: We Clean Pretty Much Everything
Rail

BART: We Clean Pretty Much Everything

Jan. 31, 2018
BART's car cleaning crews work every night of the week scrubbing the inside of train cars to keep them clean and disinfected (including the seats.).
BART Passengers and Train Operator Work Together to Save a Life
Safety & Security

BART Passengers and Train Operator Work Together to Save a Life

Aug. 28, 2017
The combination of an alert train operator and quick-thinking BART passengers helped save the life of a person in crisis who went onto the trackway at the Civic Center Station...
BART Warm Springs Artist Catherine Widgery
Rail

An Inside Look at BART's Warm Springs Extension Art Program

March 29, 2017
The new Warm Springs/South Fremont Station showcases the largest art installation anywhere within the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system.
Warm Springs/South Fremont Station Opening
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Warm Springs/South Fremont Station Opening

March 13, 2017
With beautiful glass artwork dominating the central rotunda and sweeping views of the East Bay mountains, the station is sure to become a fixture in the community for decades ...
BART Behind the Scenes Youth Tour
Management

BART Behind the Scenes Youth Tour

Nov. 22, 2016
BART and U.C. Berkeley partner up to open new opportunities to youth and get them excited about transit.
An Afternoon on Patrol with BART Police
Safety & Security

An Afternoon on Patrol with BART Police

Sept. 28, 2016
An inside look at what it’s like to be on patrol with a BART police officer. Sergeant Michael Williamson talks about why he still loves his job after 13 years with BPD.
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Mass Transit Weekly Update 8/26/2016

Aug. 26, 2016
This week's transit update includes videos from Bay Area Rapid Transit, Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS), Auckland Transport, Metro Transit, TransLink and Hillsborough Area...
Rebuild BART: Riders' Perspective
Rail

Rebuild BART: Riders' Perspective

Aug. 26, 2016
A riders perspective on rebuilding the oldest modern transit system in America which is now more than 44 years old
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Mass Transit Weekly Update 8/5/2016

Aug. 5, 2016
This weeks transit update features videos from TEB Technology, The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), TriMet, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and the Maryland...
Weekly Transit Update 4/8/2016
Rail

Weekly Transit Update 4/8/2016

April 9, 2016
Your weekly update features BART's Fleet of the Future, rabbittransit's driver recruitment campaign, Valley Metro Bus Rodeo, Sound Transit's Northgate Link Extension and a behind...

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Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority
Bus

Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority Board approves proposed Wheels in Motion plan

The new network provides more service, including adjustments to align with the new 20-minute BART train schedules and the restoration of some routes that were suspended due to...
BART
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Safety & Security

BART unveils prototypes of new fare gates at West Oakland Station

Jan. 2, 2024
BART is upgrading its fare gates for the first time in 20 years as part of its Safe and Clean Plan and has committed to opening 700-plus new fare gates systemwide by the end of...
Infrastructure

Balfour Beatty’s Total Power Group awarded $16.2 million in traction electrification projects

BART and SCCTD have each awarded the Balfour Beatty’s Total Power Group a contract to deliver traction electrification systems to each of their respective agencies.
MTC
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Fare Collection

University of California, San Francisco becomes first Bay Area employer to offer Clipper BayPass program

The MTC and UCSF have finalized a partnership agreement through which UCSF will provide up to 6,000 of its employees with passes for unlimited free travel for one year on any ...
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Management

BART to create chief financial officer position

Dec. 8, 2023
The CFO will have the authority to implement strategic business changes to streamline BART’s financial forecasting, budgeting and reporting of financial data.
Safety & Security

BART to begin installation of next generation fare gate prototypes at West Oakland Station Dec. 11

Dec. 6, 2023
The installation process is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete and the new fare gates will be open for use before 2024; the prototypes will help to test the ...
MTC
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Fare Collection

Clipper BayPass pilot program records 2 million trips in first year

Dec. 4, 2023
The goal of the two-year pilot is to measure if giving participants a prepaid card that offers unlimited trips and transfers between systems encourages people to take more transit...
BART
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Safety & Security

BART seeing sharp reduction in incidents delaying train service

Nov. 8, 2023
The number of trains negatively impacted by BART Police Department incidents has fallen by more than 60 percent between May and October.
Santa Clara VTA
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Infrastructure

MTC to allocate $375 million to Phase II of Santa Clara VTA's BART Extension Project

The Santa Clara VTA BART Extension Project began its venture in 2000 with approximately $1.2 billion to fund the first phase of the project.