Wiggle room on BART may be a little harder to come by during Friday’s commute, when the transit agency will start experimenting with allowing bikes on trains at all times.
BART currently bans bikes on certain lines during the busy weekday commute hours. However, the agency is embarking upon an ambitious policy to increase cyclists’ access, and during August bikes will be allowed onboard all day Fridays. Read More
It’s well and good to let members of churches and philanthropic organizations solicit funds from passengers as they climb onto BART trains. But if they’re children, and they’re being coerced into raising money for pastors who only have their bottom lines in mind, that’s another story. Read More
With the general election just a few months away, BART’s board of directors will likely appoint an interim replacement with no long-term goals to fill the seat vacated by Bob Franklin. Read More
Muni’s network of transit-only lanes will be extended from North Beach to the Ingleside District and its aging bus fleet will receive 18 new vehicles, courtesy of new federal grants that also benefit BART, SamTrans and AC Transit. Read More
The quiet environs of San Ramon are often described as a world away from bustling San Francisco, but for commuters trying to travel between the two places, the gap is more literal than figurative. Read More
A passenger who died on a BART train last week has been identified by the San Francisco medical examiner's office as 32-year-old San Rafael resident Thomas Fisher.
Fisher was found on a Richmond-to-Millbrae train after passengers reported a man slumped over in one of the cars just after 2:30 p.m. last Tuesday, BART spokesman Jim Allison said.
The train was halted at the Embarcadero Station in San Francisco and Fisher was pronounced dead at the scene. Read More
The state Senate will vote today on releasing $2.7 billion in funds for California’s high-speed rail project, a decision that will likely define the fate of the $68 billion undertaking.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority and Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to start construction on the project in the Central Valley has drawn criticism from some state senators, who said the money would be better spent in developed areas such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. Read More
A man riding BART Tuesday afternoon was found dead in his seat, BART officials said, leading to delays on the transit system as trains were routed around the incident at Embarcadero station. Read More
Update: Transbay BART service has resumed after being suspended for nearly an hour.About 1 p.m., police detained the person who reportedly went onto the tracks in Oakland. BART officials said service was stopped around noon. Trains were halted at San Francisco’s Embarcadero station and at the West Oakland station. Because of the activity, electricity to the trackway had to be turned off. Read More
Fares start increasing this weekend on several Bay Area transit agencies — and the move is becoming a rite of summer for riders.Muni, BART, Caltrain and Golden Gate Transit will all implement fare hikes beginning Sunday. They are modest, but the cumulative effect of years of increases has driven the cost of transit up significantly. Muni’s 30-day Fast Pass with BART service will rise by $2. But the $74 passengers will now pay is a 64 percent increase from 2009. Read More