Category Archives: BART

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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New overnight homeless outreach team for Contra Costa County connects the homeless with services

BART’s partnerships with communities to address homelessness got a lift this week when an overnight outreach team began working in Contra Costa County, focusing on end-of-line stations. This important work is helping to shift homeless people who might be riding … Continue reading

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A second Transbay Tube and a quieter ride

  The idea of a second Transbay Tube has fascinated people in the Bay Area for years. Now BART is teaming up with Capitol Corridor to take some of the initial steps needed to turn the megaproject into a reality. … Continue reading

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BART to Antioch reaches one-millionth rider milestone

The BART to Antioch extension carried its one-millionth rider this week, just five months after the debut of the new service in East Contra Costa County. The milestone was reached on Halloween. By the end of service on Wednesday, October … Continue reading

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More Parking at Antioch BART on the Way

BART to Antioch revenue service began in May 2018 and the demand for the new service has doubled the original forecast with around 3,050 daily exits at the Antioch Station. The success of the new service has resulted in full … Continue reading

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The details on doors: How forcing your way into a BART car can harm service for thousands

BART maintenance workers already are doing everything they can to keep as many cars as possible in service. But they’re facing a growing challenge because of an avoidable problem. BART’s service yards are spending precious work hours repairing train doors … Continue reading

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eBART – The Hillcrest Station

At Thursday’s TRANSPLAN meeting committee members received a report on eBART’s Hillcrest station design. The presentation started with a brief overview of eBART. The $462 million project will bring a transit rail system to Eastern Contra Costa County. The system, using … Continue reading

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eBART – Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU)

Bart cars are electric. Electric current is delivered to the trains over a third rail. A third rail is a method of providing electricity to power a railway through a continuous rigid conductor alongside the railway track or between the … Continue reading

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eBART – Background

The years following the end of World War II brought an influx of new residents to an already crowded Bay Area. California’s new residents pushed city and town boundaries into the surrounding countrysides creating suburbia, which transposed yet another phenomenon: … Continue reading

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