Passengers who transfer frequently between BART and other local transit agencies could soon be doling out more cash for their trips.
Under the BART Plus program, passengers can currently prepay for half-month passes ranging from $43 to $76. With that pass, their BART fares include free transfers on a number of local transit agencies, including Muni, SamTrans and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Read More
In an effort to avoid recent controversies that have beset Muni and BART, Golden Gate Transit is poised to adopt an advertising policy barring political and religious campaigns, but some observers say the rule would trample First Amendment rights. Read More
A $3 surcharge tacked onto every purchase of the Clipper card starting next month will make it more expensive to cheat the regional transit-payment system.
As part of a convenience feature for users, the Clipper card can “go negative” — meaning a passenger can exit a station without having paid the full cost of the trip. This was done under the assumption that users would refill the balance the next time they took a public-transit trip. Read More
An unprecedented act by Congress is the only thing standing between Muni and a crucial federal grant for its Central Subway project now that the Obama administration has signed off on the $942 million application. Read More
Organizers of the 34th America’s Cup have long been touting the “natural amphitheater” of San Francisco as one of the regatta’s best venues ever, and there are plenty of waterfront and hilltop locations from which to view the race free of charge. Read More
“The supporters of Proposition 34 sympathize with the murderers. The victims are somewhat down on their priority scale,” said Michael Rushford, president of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation (“Death row may face demise,” Sunday). Read More
A new BART board member was appointed Thursday to fill in until an elected member is seated in December.
Mary King, a former interim general manager of AC Transit, was unanimously approved Thursday to succeed Bob Franklin, BART’s District 3 representative, who stepped down from his
position in June to take a full-time job at the agency. Read More
State legislators backed a bill this week that would require government agencies to obtain a court order before shutting down cellphone service. Read More
A man hit by a BART train Saturday after at the Glen Park station has died, BART officials said.The man – who has not yet been identified – was reportedly on the tracks for trains headed toward the East Bay when he was struck by a train around 2:30 p.m.BART spokesman Jim Allison said the train operator did not see the man and there were no other witnesses to the incident. The reason he was on the tracks is unknown. Read More
California lawmakers are putting the finishing touches on a law that would prohibit public agencies from disabling cellphone service without probable cause and a court order. This bill is a much-needed free speech protection that was born out of a dark day at BART. Read More