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Oakland, CA
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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 ...
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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...

Articles & News

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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.
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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.
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APTA recognized its 2023 Rail Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards winners at its Rail Conference that was held in Pittsburgh, Pa.
APTA recognized its 2023 Rail Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards winners at its Rail Conference that was held in Pittsburgh, Pa.
APTA recognized its 2023 Rail Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards winners at its Rail Conference that was held in Pittsburgh, Pa.
APTA recognized its 2023 Rail Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards winners at its Rail Conference that was held in Pittsburgh, Pa.
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.
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A booth featuring BART's Not One More Girl Campaign at the authority's 50th anniversary celebration.
A booth featuring BART's Not One More Girl Campaign at the authority's 50th anniversary celebration.
A booth featuring BART's Not One More Girl Campaign at the authority's 50th anniversary celebration.
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.
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BART Board President Janice Li, left, and Interim BART Police Department Chief Kevin Franklin speak with reporters at Embarcadero Station to highlight the arrest reports from March and April.
BART Board President Janice Li, left, and Interim BART Police Department Chief Kevin Franklin speak with reporters at Embarcadero Station to highlight the arrest reports from March and April.
BART Board President Janice Li, left, and Interim BART Police Department Chief Kevin Franklin speak with reporters at Embarcadero Station to highlight the arrest reports from March and April.
BART Board President Janice Li, left, and Interim BART Police Department Chief Kevin Franklin speak with reporters at Embarcadero Station to highlight the arrest reports from March and April.
BART Board President Janice Li, left, and Interim BART Police Department Chief Kevin Franklin speak with reporters at Embarcadero Station to highlight the arrest reports from March and April.
Safety & Security

Increase in police presence results in increased arrests on BART’s system

BART Police Department reported its two highest monthly arrest totals in March and April.
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BART Police Chief Ed Alvarez will retire next month with his last day set for May 1. Deputy Chief Kevin Franklin has been named interim chief.
BART Police Chief Ed Alvarez will retire next month with his last day set for May 1. Deputy Chief Kevin Franklin has been named interim chief.
BART Police Chief Ed Alvarez will retire next month with his last day set for May 1. Deputy Chief Kevin Franklin has been named interim chief.
BART Police Chief Ed Alvarez will retire next month with his last day set for May 1. Deputy Chief Kevin Franklin has been named interim chief.
BART Police Chief Ed Alvarez will retire next month with his last day set for May 1. Deputy Chief Kevin Franklin has been named interim chief.
Safety & Security

BART Police Chief Ed Alvarez to retire May 1

April 6, 2023
Alvarez served in the BART Police Department for 25 years and has been chief since January 2020; Deputy Chief Kevin Franklin has been named interim chief.
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A global supply chain shortage of plastic cards means Bay Area transit providers are encouraging riders to add their Clipper cards to the phones.
A global supply chain shortage of plastic cards means Bay Area transit providers are encouraging riders to add their Clipper cards to the phones.
A global supply chain shortage of plastic cards means Bay Area transit providers are encouraging riders to add their Clipper cards to the phones.
A global supply chain shortage of plastic cards means Bay Area transit providers are encouraging riders to add their Clipper cards to the phones.
A global supply chain shortage of plastic cards means Bay Area transit providers are encouraging riders to add their Clipper cards to the phones.
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Supply chain woes: MTC, BART encourage adding Clipper card on mobile phones

Global supply chain issues have severely depleted inventory of plastic cards.
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BART Crisis Intervention Specialists along with BART Police are part of the agency's progressive approach to policing.
BART Crisis Intervention Specialists along with BART Police are part of the agency's progressive approach to policing.
BART Crisis Intervention Specialists along with BART Police are part of the agency's progressive approach to policing.
BART Crisis Intervention Specialists along with BART Police are part of the agency's progressive approach to policing.
BART Crisis Intervention Specialists along with BART Police are part of the agency's progressive approach to policing.
Safety & Security

BART Police Department removes ‘excited delirium’ from policy manual

Aug. 22, 2022
The term does not have a clear consensus in definition among medical professionals and its removal supports the BART Police Department’s commitment to progressive transit law ...

Videos & Resources

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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.).
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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...
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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.
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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 ...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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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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.
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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.
Safety & Security

BART issues four safety steps to combat hate and ensure safety of riders

Oct. 23, 2023
With heightened fears of violence and profiling steaming from the escalation of war in the Middle East, BART and the BART Police issued a statement of committing to safety for...
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Infrastructure

Inflation raises cost of Santa Clara VTA BART to Silicon Valley Project by nearly $3 billion

The cost of the project has risen from $9.3 billion to $12.2 billion; Santa Clara VTA is still able to fund the project but the project opening has been pushed back from 2033 ...
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

BART intern efforts to empower low vision and blind BART riders

Oct. 5, 2023
Over the coming months, Erik Huizar, a 19-year-old college student who is blind, is working to develop descriptions of tactile guideways at stations that will assist blind and...
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Safety & Security

Kevin Franklin named BART's new chief of police

Oct. 2, 2023
Franklin was appointed interim BART Police Department chief in May after the retirement of Ed Alvarez and quickly established his commitment to ensuring BART is the safest way...
Fare Collection

BART discontinues paper tickets at SFO vending machines

Sept. 12, 2023
BART will stop accepting paper tickets Nov. 30 as the agency completely transitions to Clipper cards as the form of fare payment.
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Safety & Security

BART launches Safe & Clean Plan

Sept. 8, 2023
The plan aims to ensure riders feel safe and experience clean and healthy service from departure to destination.
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Safety & Security

BART launches second phase of Not One More Girl initiative

Sept. 1, 2023
The second phase places emphasis on enabling people to have a greater sense of empowerment in a harassment situation and exhibits tools that fellow riders can use to not only ...