Category Archives: BART

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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BART – Service has been restored throughout the System – Summary Update – 2pm, Sunday Sept 13, 2020

At 5:10 a.m., one of the dozens of BART’s field network devices failed, disrupting the operational communications network. The system went into fail safe mode and shut down. ‪Engineers and technicians worked to located the failed device and to restore … Continue reading

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Schedule Change Beginning Sept. 14th Increases Weekday Commute Service

On Monday September 14th, BART’s schedule will be updated to add more frequency during peak commute times on several lines, marking the largest weekday service increase since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Commute trains at 15-minute frequencies will be added to … 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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BART – COVID 19 Update

We’ve been keeping our 15 Step Welcome Back Plan updated as we have followed through on our commitments. An updated printable fact sheet is available here. Notable progress made: We’ve launched crowding data charts that can be used as a planning tool to … Continue reading

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BART expanding Clipper-only sales at stations systemwide through 2020

Since the start of week June 8, BART has accelerated its expansion of the number of stations where Clipper will be the only fare product available for purchase. Since August of 2019, BART has converted from the sales of paper … Continue reading

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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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