Category Archives: BART

BART to single track in Lafayette Saturday 11/16 for last major work on track rebuild

BART will reduce service between the Orinda and Walnut Creek stations on Saturday, November 16th to make way for a vital track rebuilding project near the Lafayette Station.  Trains will run on a single track between Orinda and Walnut Creek.  Riders … 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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Race for Space: BART hosts Twitter Town Hall on crowding June 20

Race for Space: BART hosts Twitter Town Hall on crowding June 20 It’s crowded out there. We know it can feel like a sardine can sometimes. BART’s got a plan to help – but we need your help, too. Join … 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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