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June 2014

BART Reaches Out to Customers to Get its 'Fleet of the Future' Right

Prior to the contract with Bombardier, BART started a public outreach and design process, collecting feedback on current and proposed designs via email, online surveys and public events.

November 2013

Track deaths force BART to change protocol, explore options

The deaths of two track workers forced BART to end its “simple approval” method that allowed workers to walk along the tracks in pairs, with one person serving as the lookout.

June 2011

BART launches mobile seat lab to elicit customer feedback

The mobile seat lab took several months to create and contains four stations, each equipped with several different seats.

June 2011

Transit agencies heighten security in wake of bin Laden killing

The New Jersey Transit Police Department maintained close communication with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness; the FBI; and agencies at the municipal, county, state and federal levels.

April 2010

BART asks customers what they want in new police chief

BART riders said increasing police presence should be a top priority for the next chief.

June 2009

Transit Taps Resources to Enhance Emergency Response Role

The development and execution of a comprehensive transit emergency response plan can be optimized by training all levels of personnel, participating in practice exercises, and pursuing local and federal resources.

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