Category Archives: BART

BART’s Add Fare machines undergo major upgrades to improve customer experience

BART is focused on making transit easier to use. Crews have made several upgrades to our fare collection machines to speed up the experience. Riders can now use credit and debit cards to pay for parking inside stations BART Add … Continue reading

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BART to bring free outdoor music series to stations in September and October

The sounds of rock, Latin music, and more will bring joy to BART riders in the months of September and October as the latest “welcome back” gesture by the agency to encourage riders to return to transit and reinforce the … Continue reading

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50 years of service: A look back at BART’s electric opening day

Fifteen years of planning. Eight years of construction. More than $1 billion. On September 11, 1972, BART finally opened for service. The day was electric. Estimates suggest that more than 15,000 people showed up to test out the new, plushy-cushioned … Continue reading

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BART schedule changes coming 9/12/22 with several improvements

On September 12, 2022, BART’s schedule is changing to provide better spaced apart trains, add earlier train options, end scheduled single tracking in San Francisco, and improve transfers between BART and partner transit agencies. The new schedule also provides a … Continue reading

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50% off BART Fares All September

BART is also thanking its riders and encouraging more people to return to the system by offering a 50% discount for the entire month of September. Riders using Clipper will get half off all published BART fares in September. That … Continue reading

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BART launches new history website ahead of 50th Anniversary Celebration

Fifty years ago, BART first opened for service, marking a new era in transit for the Bay Area.  That same year, Don McLean’s “American Pie” jingled on the radio, the Watergate scandal unfolded across international headlines, and NASA launched its … Continue reading

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BART’s New Schedule for 2022

BART’s schedule will change on Monday, February 14, 2022, with significant improvements to Sunday service. With this schedule change, BART will operate midnight service every night of the week representing a full restoration of pre-pandemic service hours.  Highlights include: Extend … Continue reading

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BART’s top 21 accomplishments in 2021

2021 was the first full year we spent living in the midst of the pandemic. Despite the challenges, we accomplished many things to help serve the Bay Area. Improvements to the Rider Experience: We returned to near pre-pandemic levels of service and … Continue reading

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BART offers 50% off all Clipper fares all September

BART will offer a special promotion of 50% off all fares on Clipper for the entire month of September 2021. The discount will apply to all fares on Clipper and will be stackable with other Clipper discounts. That means 50% … Continue reading

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BART App Now Offers Customized Notifications

Riders can now opt-in to customized in-app notifications about BART service and announcements using the official BART app. Riders can personalize what type of information they get through the app based on when and where they ride BART and what … Continue reading

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Link21 – New Transbay Rail Crossing

The Northern California megaregion, consisting of the 21 counties between Monterey, San Francisco, Sacramento, and the northern San Joaquin Valley, is the 16th largest economy in the world. The San Francisco Bay Area and much of the Sacramento and Central … Continue reading

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BPD launches Text BART Police

The BART Police Department is launching a new initiative that gives riders another way to request assistance from officers while they’re in the system. Text BART Police allows riders, employees, and others to directly contact the BPD Dispatch Center. The … Continue reading

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Parking and Circulation Improvements at Antioch Station Sept.-Oct. 2020

As we continue to expand parking at Antioch Station, we will make modifications to the existing parking lot and access roads to comply with codes and improve traffic circulation and curbside operations. These modifications include: relocating bike lockers and the … 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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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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BART Secures $1.7 million Federal Grant for Police Patrols

BART’s continuing focus on safety and security for riders and increased police presence has received a funding infusion via a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). BART has been awarded $1.7 million to pay for continued police patrols … Continue reading

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Fleet of the Future Cars to Be Assembled in the Bay Area

Bombardier Transportation announced it is opening a rail car assembly site in Pittsburg, California to assemble BART’s Fleet of the Future rail cars.  This work, which is currently taking place in upstate New York, will be transferred to the Bay … Continue reading

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BART Police deploy Narcan opioid antidote as another tool in public health battle

The doses, single-use nasal sprays sealed in plastic containers that look like your typical allergy spray, have been stocked. BART Police officers have been trained in how to administer the medication, known as Narcan or generically as naloxone. A policy … Continue reading

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