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Bay Area Rapid Transit

Video Shows Police Using Taser On Floored Passenger

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

Video of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer using his Taser on a prone passenger has surfaced, raising the question of whether the man, wh...

Shot To Chest Killed Bay Area Cop Despite Bulletproof Vest

AP | CHANNING JOSEPH, Associated Press TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press | Posted 01.24.2014 | Crime

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Bay Area transit officer who was accidentally killed by a fellow officer while they searched an apartment w...

Conservatives Contribute to Fallacy About Union Power

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Political parties and their corporate sponsors have made unsubstantiated hysteria the new norm in political discourse. Unfortunately, this means that we get groups devoted to a narrative that is not supported by data.

Transit Workers Killed By Train During Major Strike

AP | Posted 12.19.2013 | San Francisco

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Police from the San Francisco Bay Area's rapid transit system say two employees performing maint...

BART Strike Is A Commuter's Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.18.2013 | San Francisco

A transit nightmare for Bay Area commuters became a reality this morning when -- for the second time in four months -- workers for the region’s larg...

San Francisco Transit Workers Announce Strike, Again

AP | Posted 12.17.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — People in the San Francisco Bay area faced a frustrating Friday commute as workers for the region's largest transit system wa...

Bay Area Public Transit Workers Announce Strike

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

OAKLAND, Calif. — OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The contentious talks between the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit agency and its two largest uni...

Trains Continue As San Francisco-Area Bus Workers Mull Strike

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 12.15.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area transit system will continue to run train service after unions and managemen...

Gov. Brown Steps In To Avert SF Transit Strike

AP | MIHIR ZAVERI and SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 10.04.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay Area commuters got a temporary reprieve from a massive transit strike when Gov. Jerry...

BART Strike?

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 10.04.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Bay Area Rapid Transit managers and union leaders returned to the bargaining table Sunday in hopes of heading off a strike that ...

NO END IN SIGHT

AP | PAUL ELIAS and MIHIR ZAVERI | Posted 09.01.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — As San Francisco Bay Area commuters crammed onto ferries and sat in rush hour traffic, rail workers and transit officials resume...

Robin Wilkey

BARTPOCALYPSE: What Happens When A Major City's Transit System Shuts Down?

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.01.2013 | San Francisco

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers went on strike early Monday morning, leaving the San Francisco Bay Area's 400,000 daily riders stranded during t...

Bad News, Everyone...

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 08.29.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — A chief negotiator said Saturday that two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's largest unions will "likely" go on strike....

Your Commute May Get A Whole Lot Worse...

Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.25.2013 | San Francisco

As negotiations between BART management and the unions representing nearly 3,000 employees grow more contentious, a strike that could leave the transi...

IT'S OFFICIAL: Bikes On BART!

The Contra Costa Times | Denis Cuff | Posted 07.24.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND -- Another barrier to taking bicycles on board BART trains is falling with the removal of a ban on riders taking their bikes on trains during ...

Bad News For Unruly BART Riders

San Jose Mercury News | Mike Rosenberg | Posted 06.29.2013 | San Francisco

Following a steady stream of rider complaints, BART said Monday that starting next week it will start temporarily banning anyone caught fighting, acti...

Guess Where BART Is Going Next?

San Jose Mercury News | Gary Richards | Posted 06.11.2013 | San Francisco

After a year of moving utility lines, knocking down old buildings and reconfiguring roads, the digging to extend BART to the South Bay is about to beg...

Bikes On BART!

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.17.2013 | San Francisco

Bikers rejoice! Starting Monday, BART will begin a weeklong trial period of allowing bikes on its trains at all times, even during busy commuter h...

BART Unveils Multi-Billion Dollar Expansion Plans

San Jose Mercury News | Mike Rosenberg | Posted 01.26.2013 | San Francisco

As BART prepares to add even more riders to its popular system, the 40-year-old commuter line is moving toward a multibillion-dollar rejuvenation by i...

SHOCK: BART's New Cleanliness Report May Surprise You

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.26.2012 | San Francisco

Good news, everyone! BART trains are officially at their least gross level ever. So let's all break out the arugula and eat a healthy, seasonal sa...

BART Shuts Down After Mysterious Man Found Walking In Tunnel

AP | Posted 12.14.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A man has been arrested after he walked into the rail tube under San Francisco Bay, causing Bay Area Rapid Transit to suspend ev...

Has BART Kept Its Promises?

| Posted 10.16.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams and Zusha Elinson When the Bay Area Rapid Transit District received $92...

WATCH: BART Agent Fired For Helping Teen In Need

Robin Wilkey | Posted 05.02.2012 | San Francisco

A BART station agent was fired for giving unused train tickets to a 16-year-old boy in need to help him pay for his commute to school, according to th...

WATCH: Meet BART Seats 2.0 -- Now With Less Gross Carpeting

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.04.2012 | San Francisco

Here's a fun game: Open this link in a new tab on your browser, start playing the video and then come back to this page and play the clip situated abo...

BART Plagued By Yet Another Problem

| Posted 04.09.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Agustin Armendariz and Mihir Zaveri Jay Fraser knows what it's like to lock a bicycle ...