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March 26, 2014

BART riders can report crime with new safety app

The transit system created the app in response to requests from riders for a safe, silent and discreet way to communicate with BART when they are on a train or in a station.


January 29, 2014

San Francisco tunnel boring continues progress

Beginning Tuesday, Big Alma was set to be in operation 24 hours a day to build the approximately 425 feet of new tunnel beneath the Market Street tunnels.


January 23, 2014

BART tests first airport connector vehicle

The test vehicle is the first of four that will travel along the 3.2 mile track, or guideway, between BART’s Oakland Airport/Coliseum Station and a new station next to the terminals at Oakland International Airport.


January 22, 2014

BART officer in fatal shooting may have been ‘misidentified’

The incident occurred Tuesday while members of the agency's detective unit were conducting a probation search on a suspect at an apartment complex. The officer was the first in the department's history to die on duty.


January 8, 2014

BART orders 365 more Bombardier railcars

The order, valued at approximately $639 million, is part of a total order of 775 cars. The new cars feature improvements based on input from San Francisco Bay Area riders, such as a reconfigured interior layout designed to maximize seating, openness and comfort; and more priority seating for seniors and people with disabilities.


December 23, 2013

BART, union settle labor issues

The deal settles a dispute over paid medical leave for employees that arose last month after the two sides had approved an October agreement that ended the second of two strikes BART workers staged this year.


December 23, 2013

NTSB issues 'urgent' recommendations to protect rail workers

Calls on FTA to issue a directive to all rail transit agencies to require redundant protection for railway right-of-way workers, such as positive train control, secondary warning devices, or the use of a shunt — a safety device workers attach to rails that results in approaching trains receiving a stop signal.


December 13, 2013

BART, unions back to bargaining table after lawsuit

Attempting to resolve a dispute over a contract provision that included a family medical leave clause, which the agency says it cannot afford. Unions are not ruling out the option of a third strike.


December 9, 2013

Disabled brace for possible BART, AC Transit strikes

While one agency reaches the end of its "cooling-off period" and another could strike any time, passengers say they are disproportionately affected.


December 5, 2013

BART unions sue over contract provision

They want a judge to order the transit agency to abide by the tentative deal that was reached Oct. 21. On Nov. 21, the BART board of directors approved only part of the deal, excluding a provision giving employees six weeks of paid family leave that they said they hadn't meant to include.


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