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Aaron Sankin

PHOTOS: Shiny New BART Cars Spark Outrage | 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...


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...

BART Introduces New Cellphone Policy

AP | By PAUL ELIAS | Posted 02.01.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The agency that oversees the San Francisco area transit system on Thursday authorized police to turn off wireless communications in t...

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 ...

Does White Make Right? Racism and Gay-Shaming Drown Bay Area Protests

Colorlines | Channing Kennedy | Posted 11.01.2011 | Black Voices

Chaos continues to surround the ongoing protests against administrators of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system—and the cause is attracting the kind of...

Aaron Sankin

Are BART Police Necessary? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.31.2011 | San Francisco

"No justice, no peace; disband the BART Police." That slogan has become the rallying cry for the dozens of protesters who have been gathering at th...

FCC Probing Wireless Blocking By San Francisco Authorities

NationalJournal | Sara Jerome | Posted 10.16.2011 | Technology

The Federal Communications Commission is investigating actions last week by the transportation authority in San Francisco which interrupted wireless s...

PHOTOS: Protesters Swarm BART, Closing Down Multiple Stations And Trapping Commuters

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.15.2011 | San Francisco

By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Rush-hour protests at subway stations in the San Francisco Bay area brought about 100 demonst...

BART Prepares For More Protests As Experts Deem Website Easy Target

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 10.15.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Rush-hour protests prompted the closure of four San Francisco subway stations and sent hundreds of commuters into the sidewalks ...

Safety Issue Or Free Speech Violation?

AP | Posted 10.15.2011 | San Francisco

By Terry Collins, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- An illegal, Orwellian violation of free-speech rights? Or just a smart tactic to protect t...

Infamous Group Hacks BART Website, Leaks Private User Information

AP | JOHN S. MARSHALL | Posted 10.14.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers broke into a website for San Francisco's mass transit system Sunday and posted contact information for more than 2,000 s...

Cellphone Reception Blocked To Hinder Protest

AP | By TERRY COLLINS | Posted 10.13.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- A decision by San Francisco Bay Area transit officials to cut off cell phone service at some of its stations to thwart a planned prot...

San Francisco Police Kill Man On Transit Platform

AP | Posted 09.03.2011 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO — A man reportedly armed with a knife on a Bay Area Rapid Transit station platform was shot and killed by police, transit official...

A Killing, The Aftermath, The Sentence: Share Your Thoughts

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Youth Radio Editors LOS ANGELES AND OAKLAND-In Los Angeles this morning, the sentencing hearing begins for former transit cop, Johannes Mehserle, ...

Two Cities, Two protests: Oscar Grant Murder Trial

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

It was LA's turn to organize a protest to support Oscar Grant's family. Last Monday, more than 60 Grant supporters gathered outside the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center.