Nick Josefowitz Unseats 24 Year Incumbent James Fang with Promises of Late Night BART Trains

Nick Josefowitz Unseats 24 Year Incumbent James Fang with Promises of Late Night BART Trains

San Francisco voters appear to have elected Nick Josefowitz to a seat on the BART Board of Directors, in an upset that unseats the 24-year…

BART Station Improvements Planned for Embarcadero, Montgomery

BART Station Improvements Planned for Embarcadero, Montgomery

BART is seeking the public’s input for improvements at the Embarcadero and Montgomery stations and will be holding two in-station events on Tuesday and Thursday,…

BART, AC Transit Directors Approve Late Night Hours

BART, AC Transit Directors Approve Late Night Hours

Expanded late night transbay bus service could begin as early as December after BART and Alameda-Contra Costa Transit directors voted to approve the service. BART…

Jury Rejects Journalist’s Claim of Retaliation Arrest at BART Protest

Jury Rejects Journalist’s Claim of Retaliation Arrest at BART Protest

A federal jury in San Francisco today rejected a journalist’s claim that he was unfairly arrested during a 2011 protest at a BART station in…

BART to Triple Bike Parking at Civic Center Station

BART to Triple Bike Parking at Civic Center Station

The Civic Center BART station in San Francisco will see its bike parking more than triple next year after the BART board of directors allocated…

BART Resumes Normal Service After Morning Of Delays

BART service between Concord and Pittsburg/Bay Point is running on time this morning following delays caused by an equipment problem on the tracks, officials said….

Arrests Mount As BART Enforces No-Sit Policy

Arrests Mount As BART Enforces No-Sit Policy

Homeless advocates are criticizing efforts by BART police officers to enforce a no-sit policy implemented in two San Francisco BART stations since mid July as…

BART Police Unveil Crime Reporting App

BART Police Unveil Crime Reporting App

BART launched a new app this morning that will enable riders to more easily report crimes and suspicious activities to transit police. BART Watch is…

Shooting Near Powell BART Station Leaves One With Life-Threatening Injuries

Shooting Near Powell BART Station Leaves One With Life-Threatening Injuries

San Francisco police are investigating a shooting tonight near the Powell BART station that left one person with injuries considered to be life-threatening, a police…

Bomb Threat On AC Transit Bus Shuts Down BART Service Through Transbay Tube Tuesday

Bomb Threat On AC Transit Bus Shuts Down BART Service Through Transbay Tube Tuesday

BART has resumed service tonight after the West Oakland BART station was closed for about two hours due to a bomb threat on an Alameda-Contra…

BART Plans Weekend Closure of Daly City Platforms

BART Plans Weekend Closure of Daly City Platforms

Bart will close two platforms at the Daly City station on Saturday and Sunday for maintenance and improvement activities, Bart officials announced Thursday. Bart will…

BART Investigating Racist Vandalism Directed at Employees

BART Investigating Racist Vandalism Directed at Employees

Reports that BART employees have been subjected to racist and threatening messages scrawled on lockers are under investigation, BART said today, but an attorney representing…

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…