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Bay Area Rapid Transit

Man Allegedly Shoots Himself During Scuffle With Transit Cops

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.02.2015 | Crime

A 28-year-old man was in critical condition after he allegedly shot himself in the belly during a struggle with transit police in Oakland, California,...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Aaron Sankin

PHOTOS: Shiny New BART Cars Spark Outrage

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.31.2012 | San Francisco

California's high speed rail isn't the only ambitious Bay Area train project running into controversy these days. BART's plan to completely replace...

WATCH: HUGE News For BART

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.11.2012 | San Francisco

On Tuesday, the United States Department of Transportation recommended approval for $900 million in funding for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation ...

PHOTOS: Where Are All These People Going With No Pants On?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.09.2012 | San Francisco

Seeing one person on a BART train not wearing pants isn't anything to write home about--a funny story good for a chuckle around the water cooler the n...

BART Begins Work On Newest Station -- And Critics Aren't Happy

Carly Schwartz | Posted 03.04.2012 | San Francisco

Construction on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system's extension to the Oakland Airport began this week, and critics of the project are none too pleased....

Big Changes At BART

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.09.2011 | San Francisco

On Thursday, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority board voted to award a $772 million contract for a ten-mile BART extension in Santa Clara...

FINALLY: BART Agrees To Make Long-Awaited Change

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.18.2011 | San Francisco

Before BART became a hotbed of anti-police unrest this summer, if the transit agency was known for one thing, it was the carpet. Carpet on the floors,...

Embattled BART Spokesman Removed

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.14.2011 | San Francisco

It has not been an easy few months for former BART spokesman Linton Johnson. Johnson, who has been on leave since late August, has returned to a po...

VIRTUALLY ANONYMOUS: Are The BART Protests Finally Losing Steam?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 11.27.2011 | San Francisco

It's been a long summer of discontent for the Bay Area Rapid Transit System. Every Monday evening for the past two months, commuters and BART offic...

Demonstrators To Block Gates At Thursday's BART Protest

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.08.2011 | San Francisco

On Thursday, a group of anti-BART activists plan to physically block the fare gates at the Powell Street BART station with the intention of requiring ...