Reporting an unruly passenger, malfunctioning train door or suspicious package on BART could be just a text message away.
Bob Franklin, president of BART’s board of directors, wants the agency to establish a text-message phone line that would allow passengers to immediately alert the agency about problems on the system. The text would be forwarded to a central call center where officials could allocate resources appropriately. Read More
Late-night BART passengers might be able to take advantage of extended hours starting in September, but the service and scheduling change will not come cheap for the agency.
BART’s last trains depart downtown San Francisco stations about 12:30 a.m., but under a proposal supported by board President Bob Franklin, that time would be pushed an hour later to 1:30 a.m. Read More
Confirming what many people already knew, BART’s Board of Directors will fess up and admit that a majority of their members asked General Manager Dorothy Dugger to resign earlier this month. Read More
Five BART directors from an array of political leanings voted to ask General Manager Dorothy Dugger to resign last week, but the unifying grievance among the group remains unclear.
In a surprise development Feb. 10 in closed session, five of BART’s nine directors asked Dugger to resign. The vote was rescinded after members raised concerns the board may have violated the state’s open-meetings law by failing to provide proper public notice. Read More
Fraud involving Clipper cards has skyrocketed after reports exposed a loophole in BART’s fare payment system in November, resulting in more than $170,000 in lost revenue.Under the current system, BART passengers who use a Clipper card can pay as little as $2 to travel anywhere in the transit network. But almost any trip on a $2 ticket results in a so-called negative balance. For instance, traveling from downtown San Francisco to San Francisco International Airport costs $8.10. Read More
Following the lead of its newly appointed board president, BART will convene a study group to investigate the possibility of changing its operating hours. Read More
A series of potential moneymaking opportunities for BART, including corporate sponsorship of stations and advertising wraps on trains, got the cold shoulder from the agency’s Board of Directors on Thursday.Although the agency just finished dealing with an $8.5 million budget surplus, board President James Fang made a request that BART staff further study revenue-generating possibilities. Read More