File this one under the “no duh” department: BART passengers say the agency’s new train seats are better than the old, stain-ridden ones.
In March, BART installed new vinyl seat covers in 100 of its trains, replacing the fabric material that had become notorious for soaking up unseemly splotches and odors. The change, unsurprisingly, has been a big hit with riders. Read More
The 24th Street BART station in San Francisco's Mission District was closed for a portion of Friday morning while BART police investigated a stabbing there, a BART spokesman said.
BART police closed the station at 4:43 a.m. Fridayday after a female suspect stabbed a man in the station, BART spokesman Jim Allison said. Read More
New BART cars for riders could be delayed by 1½ years under a proposal that aims to keep manufacturing jobs in the United States.
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BART has recommended a Canadian manufacturing firm to head up its $2.5 billion train replacement project despite lobbying by supporters of a firm that would have built more of the cars in the United States.
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BART is experiencing major delays Wednesday afternoon due to problem with a disabled train.
The delays of up to 30 minutes were announced on the Daly City line to the East Bay with trains headed out of San Francisco.
The disabled train was reported at Montgomery Street station, according to a BART employee.
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BART experienced delays of up to 20 minutes Friday afternoon because of an earlier equipment problem.
The delays affected East Bay-bound trains on BART's Daly City line.
The problem originated with a single train that has since been taken out of service.
A BART dispatcher said at 1:38 p.m. that the residual delays were dissipating because the affected trains had reached the end of their respective lines. Read More
All things must come to an end — including BART protests.The seventh consecutive planned demonstration called by the online hacker group Anonymous officially fizzled Monday when only three protesters came to the UN Plaza and Civic Center station.Barbara Bettenburg, 61, of San Francisco was one of the three. She held a sign that read, “Stand down BART police.” Another protester left after 15 minutes.Bettenburg said police brutality is worthy of outrage. Read More
For the sixth straight Monday, protesters gathered at Civic Center in San Francisco to protest against BART.
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The protest Monday evening was smaller than the previous ones, with roughly a half-dozen protesters gathering. The group rode trains in downtown San Francisco and handed out literature. There were no service disruptions because of the event. Read More
A transient has been arrested in connection with an unprovoked stabbing of a BART passenger in the neck at Balboa Station Thursday morning after the two had reportedly ridden a bus together, a BART police deputy chief said.
Wilfred Brown, 35, allegedly arrived at the station at the same time as victim, but did not speak to him before stabbing him near the agent's booth around 6:10 a.m., BART police Deputy Chief Benson Fairow said. Read More
Commuters can expect more excitement Thursday night, as yet another protest is planned against BART.
It will be the second time in this week – and the sixth time in just the last month – that protests of the public transit agency have threatened to roil the evening commute. However, the last two protests have been far less disruptive than the previous ones. Read More