Category Archives: BART

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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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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Robert Powers is Selected as BART General Manager

Today the BART Board of Directors unanimously appointed Robert “Bob” Powers to take over as BART’s tenth General Manager. Powers, a professional engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the public transportation industry overseeing major infrastructure projects and … Continue reading

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