BART to Step Up Enforcement of Rules Against Sleeping, Lying in Stations

BART to Step Up Enforcement of Rules Against Sleeping, Lying in Stations

BART is warning the Bay Area’s homeless population that stricter enforcement started today to stop people from sleeping and lying down in BART station corridors….

Bomb Threat Delays BART Service Thursday Afternoon

Bomb Threat Delays BART Service Thursday Afternoon

A man who announced there was a bomb on a BART train at the North Berkeley station caused systemwide delays Thursday afternoon, a BART spokesman…

VTA on Schedule to Open BART Extension to San Jose by 2017

VTA on Schedule to Open BART Extension to San Jose by 2017

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s project extending BART by 10 miles to San Jose will be completed as planned by 2017 despite a judge’s…

Richmond Station Closed After BART Train Strikes And Kills Person On Tracks

Richmond Station Closed After BART Train Strikes And Kills Person On Tracks

One person was killed after a patron was struck by a train at the Richmond BART station this afternoon, according to a BART spokeswoman. While…

Jury Finds In Favor Of Johannes Mehserle In Lawsuit Filed By Oscar Grant’s Father

Jury Finds In Favor Of Johannes Mehserle In Lawsuit Filed By Oscar Grant’s Father

3:40 PM: A jury today found in favor of former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle in a federal civil trial filed by the father of…

Cab Hits Pedestrian Near Powell St. BART Station

Cab Hits Pedestrian Near Powell St. BART Station

A taxi hit a pedestrian near San Francisco’s Powell BART station this afternoon, a police spokesman said. The pedestrian was struck around 2:30 p.m. near…

BART Board Says It’ll Cost $6  To Take New Connector To Oakland Airport

BART Board Says It’ll Cost $6 To Take New Connector To Oakland Airport

BART directors voted today to set the fare for the new 3.2-mile connector from the Oakland Coliseum station to the Oakland International Airport at $6….

Bike Racks And Poles At Center Of New BART Car Design Debate

Bike Racks And Poles At Center Of New BART Car Design Debate

BART directors voted 5-2 today in favor of a proposal for the design of future train cars that seeks to achieve a compromise between the…

Johannes Mehserle, Former BART Cop Who Shot Oscar Grant, Questioned Regarding Allegations Of Racial Profiling

Johannes Mehserle, Former BART Cop Who Shot Oscar Grant, Questioned Regarding Allegations Of Racial Profiling

Former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle testified in a civil trial in federal court in San Francisco today about the chaotic scene when he arrived…

Equipment Problem Fills BART Train With Smoke Monday Night

Equipment Problem Fills BART Train With Smoke Monday Night

BART passengers can expect trains to be delayed by at least 15 minutes on the Daly City line due to an equipment problem that passengers…

BART Train Strikes And Kills Pedestrian Friday Night

BART Train Strikes And Kills Pedestrian Friday Night

BART has resumed service today between Oakland and San Francisco in both directions after a person was struck and killed by a BART train at…

BART Agrees To Pay $175,000 To Men Detained With Oscar Grant

BART Agrees To Pay $175,000 To Men Detained With Oscar Grant

BART has agreed to pay $175,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by five friends of Oscar Grant III who were with him…

BART Briefly Thwarted By Downed Power Lines

BART Briefly Thwarted By Downed Power Lines

BART service is resuming again between San Francisco and the East Bay this afternoon after being stopped briefly because of downed power lines near the…

Supe Wants $7.3 Million To Clean Up SF’s Public Spaces

Supe Wants $7.3 Million To Clean Up SF’s Public Spaces

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has introduced a $7.3 million budget proposal to clean up city parks and public spaces. The package proposes doubling the…

BART Delays After Train Strikes Person At Pleasant Hill Station

BART Delays After Train Strikes Person At Pleasant Hill Station

12:40 PM: The Pleasant Hill BART station has reopened after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train there this morning, an agency spokeswoman…

“Let’s take a hard look at late night transit options” Says Supe, Forms Working Group

“Let’s take a hard look at late night transit options” Says Supe, Forms Working Group

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced a resolution at this afternoon’s Board of Supervisors meeting to form a late night transportation working group that will…

BART Hit With $210,000 Fine Over Track Worker Deaths

BART Hit With $210,000 Fine Over Track Worker Deaths

BART has been fined $210,000 by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health for three safety violations that resulted in the deaths of two…

See BART’s New Train Cars At Justin Herman Plaza Today

See BART’s New Train Cars At Justin Herman Plaza Today

BART is unveiling its “Fleet of the Future” model train on Wednesday as part of the agency’s fourth-annual Blue Sky Festival in San Francisco. The…

Officials Confirm That Woman Pulled From Beneath BART Train Had Jumped In Front Of It

Officials Confirm That Woman Pulled From Beneath BART Train Had Jumped In Front Of It

A woman pulled from under a train at San Francisco’s Montgomery BART station Monday afternoon had apparently jumped in front of the train as it…

Person Extracted From Beneath BART Train At Montgomery Station, Service Resumes

Person Extracted From Beneath BART Train At Montgomery Station, Service Resumes

6:24 PM: San Francisco’s Montgomery BART station has reopened and trains are recovering from a delay this evening after a person was extracted from beneath…

BART Directors Vote To Give Raises To Top Executives

BART Directors Vote To Give Raises To Top Executives

BART directors voted unanimously today to give raises totaling about 3.7 percent this year to General Manager Grace Crunican and other top officials at the…

Transbay Tube Issue Delays BART Friday Morning

All BART trains heading into San Francisco from the East Bay this morning are experiencing up to 20-minute delays, according to a BART employee. An…

Transbay Tube Problem Causes BART Delays

BART trains are back on time after an equipment problem in the Transbay Tube earlier this morning caused major delays on all trains heading to…

Power Restored To SFO BART Station

5:05 PM: Power has been restored at the San Francisco International Airport BART station this afternoon and BART is recovering from major delays in and…

Medical Examiner Identifies Woman Fatally Struck By BART Train

Medical Examiner Identifies Woman Fatally Struck By BART Train

A woman fatally struck by a train at BART’s Balboa Park station in San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon has been identified by the medical examiner’s…

Balboa Park BART Station Reopens Following Fatality On Tracks

Balboa Park BART Station Reopens Following Fatality On Tracks

6:47 PM: The Balboa Park BART station in San Francisco has reopened this evening after a fatality was reported on the tracks, prompting major delays…

Meritless Kidnapping Report Shuts Down BART Service

A report of a kidnapping that shut down BART service through San Francisco during rush hour this evening had no merit, according to a police…

Trains Back In Service, No Signs Of Foul Play In Late-Night Death On BART Tracks

Trains Back In Service, No Signs Of Foul Play In Late-Night Death On BART Tracks

8:09 AM: BART trains are running again between the Fremont and South Hayward stations after a major disruption overnight and early this morning caused by…

First It Was Wet Computer Equipment, Now It’s Weather Issues That Are Delaying BART

First It Was Wet Computer Equipment, Now It’s Weather Issues That Are Delaying BART

A systemwide BART delay because of a computer problem in the Transbay Tube has been resolved this morning, but weather problems continue to extend wait…

Transbay Tube Problem Slows BART, Causes Major Delays

Transbay Tube Problem Slows BART, Causes Major Delays

Trains are experiencing major delays this morning due to an equipment problem in the Transbay Tube, BART officials said. The problem has caused delays system…

Suspect Remains At Large After Police Chase Laptop Thief Through BART Tunnel

Suspect Remains At Large After Police Chase Laptop Thief Through BART Tunnel

7:54 PM: Police chasing an armed robbery suspect into BART tunnels through San Francisco’s Mission District caused long delays and large crowds during this evening’s…

Full BART Service Resumes After Friday Derailment

Full BART Service Resumes After Friday Derailment

The Concord BART Station is set to reopen this morning following a train derailment on Friday that damaged nearby tracks, transit officials said. Track repairs…

Train Service Past Pleasant Hill Canceled: BART Derailment Repairs Expected To Continue Through Saturday Night

Train Service Past Pleasant Hill Canceled: BART Derailment Repairs Expected To Continue Through Saturday Night

10:12 PM: BART officials are now saying that repairs to a damaged train, track and third rail following a derailment at the Concord BART station…

Victim Of Shooting Near Westfield Mall Expected To Recover

Victim Of Shooting Near Westfield Mall Expected To Recover

A 19-year-old man who was shot just outside the Westfield Mall in San Francisco on Sunday evening is expected to survive, police said today. San…

Suspect On The Loose After Shooting Near Westfield Mall

Suspect On The Loose After Shooting Near Westfield Mall

Police are searching for a suspect who shot a male victim multiple times near Powell Street in downtown San Francisco this evening, a police spokesman…

Powell BART Station Reopens After Interruption Due To Police Activity

BART trains are stopping at the San Francisco Powell Street station following a brief interruption due to police activity this evening, according to BART officials….

BART Police Chief Addresses Disturbing Taser Video: “The officer had to use force to conclude the situation”

BART Police Chief Addresses Disturbing Taser Video: “The officer had to use force to conclude the situation”

A Youtube video surfaced today of a BART police officer shocking an apparently drunken rider with a Taser and the footage has prompted a police…

Did You Ride BART Feb 4-7?  Then You Might Have Been Exposed To The Measles

Did You Ride BART Feb 4-7? Then You Might Have Been Exposed To The Measles

BART riders may have been exposed to measles by a University of California at Berkeley student who traveled on trains in Contra Costa and Alameda…

Equipment Problems Delay BART At SFO

BART trains at the San Francisco International Airport station are delayed this morning due to an equipment problem, officials said. Trains heading to the Pittsburg/Bay…

Rain To Blame For Track Confusion That Delayed BART During Morning Commute

Rain To Blame For Track Confusion That Delayed BART During Morning Commute

11:32 AM: BART is back on time after a problem with the agency’s aging trackside equipment caused morning delays, a BART spokesman said. “We had…