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BART – The launch of Clipper START offering a 20% discount per trip to adult riders age 19-64

BART is pleased to announce that it will begin participating in the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s new means-based fare program by offering a 20% discount per trip to adult riders age 19-64 whose household incomes are no more than twice the … Continue reading

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BART Launches Data-Driven Passenger Load Charts

As more riders return to BART to avoid traffic, BART is launching weekly train car loading charts to provide a snapshot at what riders can expect on-board trains during the COVID-19 pandemic. The commitment to share this data is part … Continue reading

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BART – Antioch Parking & Circulation Improvements July/August 2020

As we expand parking at Antioch Station, we will also be making some modifications to the existing parking lot and access roads to comply with codes and improve traffic circulation and curbside operations. These modifications include: relocating permit parking, bike … Continue reading

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Contactless parking payment now available systemwide

As part of our 15-step plan to welcome back riders as the region reopens, we are expanding contactless parking payment via the official BART app to all stations that offer parking. With the feature, riders can park at any station and pay … Continue reading

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Critical track replacement goal achieved at Orinda Station; July 4th weekend track closure cancelled

BART and its lead contractor PrōVen Management have completed installation of the critical components for the major track replacement project that’s been underway near the Orinda Station since April.  Because of this earlier completion BART is cancelling the last scheduled … Continue reading

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BART’s 15 step plan to welcome back riders as the region opens

BART is working hard to reimagine transit service as the region begins to reopen and riders return.  We understand the public is looking to us to provide reassurance that service is as safe as possible and social distancing is followed. … Continue reading

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BART to begin Clipper-only sales at San Francisco International Airport Station

On Monday, June 1, 2020 BART will eliminate the sales of paper tickets at San Francisco International Airport Station as it expands the number of stations where the only fare product available for purchase is the reusable, reloadable and regionally … Continue reading

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Critical rail replacement coming at Orinda Station; first track shutdown weekend May 9-10

BART is moving forward with a track replacement project near the Orinda Station, which will require five weekend track shutdowns between the Lafayette and Rockridge stations.  Preliminary work is already underway on the effort to replace critical track components that … Continue reading

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Face Coverings Required at BART

County health orders in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and San Mateo now require all riders to wear face coverings inside BART stations and on-board trains. The orders also require BART to take reasonable measures to remind the public that … Continue reading

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Critical rail replacement coming at Orinda Station; weekend track closures start in May

BART is moving forward with a track replacement project near the Orinda Station, which will require five weekend track shutdowns between the Lafayette and Rockridge stations.  Preliminary work is already underway on the effort to replace critical track components that … Continue reading

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BART to run every 30 minutes Monday-Friday

As the Bay Area counties have now extended mandatory shelter in place orders, BART service needs to be reduced to match demand, increase essential rebuilding projects, save costs, and maintain reliable service based on staffing levels. Starting Wednesday, April 8, … Continue reading

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Starting March 23 BART to Temporarily Reduce Service Hours Based on Ridership Data

BART is taking swift action to reduce operating costs as ridership levels have declined by 90% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter in place orders.  BART has done an exhaustive review of ridership and train car loads … Continue reading

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Yellow line extra commute trains cancelled during low ridership

BART ridership on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the first day of the Shelter in Place orders, was 54,031. That represents an 87% drop in ridership compared to an average Tuesday in February. BART is running regular service, with trains long … Continue reading

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BART Continues Regular Service During Shelter in Place

Today’s shelter in place emergency order from local counties considers BART as an essential business. BART will continue to provide regular service for riders performing essential activities and for riders travelling to and from “essential business” work, with long enough … Continue reading

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BART Continues Running Regular Service

Date: March 12, 2020 BART Continues Running Regular Service   We want our riders to know that regular BART service continues and we are not considering reduced service or a system shut down unless forced to do so.We are committed … Continue reading

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BART schedule change begins February 10, 2020

BART will adjust train schedules on February 10, 2020 to improve service. The new schedule impacts all lines to some degree, especially first and last trips of the day. Some lines will see service start earlier and some will start … Continue reading

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BART to launch ambassador program on trains next month

BART will launch an ambassador program next month to increase the presence of uniformed personnel on trains to address customers’ concerns about safety and security. The BART Board voted unanimously today to move forward with a six-month pilot program that’s … Continue reading

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BART Board approves generational project to replace train control system

The BART Board of Directors today voted to award a $798 million contract to Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc. to design and build a modern Communications Based Train Control System that will dramatically improve future BART service. Replacing the current … Continue reading

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Board Moves Ahead with BART to SFO Incentive

The BART Board of Directors took the first step today toward giving BART riders a priority line for passenger screening at San Francisco International Airport. The directors voted to approve trip verification technology (TVT). With TVT, SFO-hired staff would use … Continue reading

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Board Approves Purchase of New Headquarters Saving Public Funds in the Future

The BART Board today approved moving the agency’s headquarters to an Oakland building it will buy to save millions in the long-term and to create greater efficiencies. With today’s action, BART is scheduled to move into 2150 Webster Street in … Continue reading

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