December 13, 2013
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.
October 22, 2013
BART President Grace Crunican said there would be no announcements on the details of the accord, which still requires the approval of union members.
June 25, 2013
Workers to vote on whether to give union management the authority it needs to call a strike if its contract expires at the end of the month. The agency is working with regional transportation officials on backup plans if it needs to shut down trains. Both sides expect to reach a deal.
April 4, 2013
Completed the first year of work on the Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project.
September 27, 2012
Developed by University of California, Berkeley seismologists, it sends alerts over the Internet to the transit system and other end users, such as Google.
September 11, 2012
Ridership, in its first year of service in 1972, totaled 15,000 trips per weekday. Last month, ridership reached 384,000 trips per weekday, the busiest in BART's history.
December 1, 2011
The transit agency came under fire by free speech advocates after it interrupted cellphone service during an Aug. 11 blackout in an attempt to thwart a planned protest related to transit police shootings.
September 29, 2011
Chief of the agency’s police department admits to state legislators the two officers involved in the July 3 fatal shooting of an intoxicated, knife-wielding transient had not received training in crisis intervention methods that would help them deal with people who are mentally ill.
August 25, 2011
Will be confined to extreme situations in which public safety is endangered.
August 23, 2011
Protestors were allegedly trespassing on transit property. Police forced the remaining protestors above ground onto the street. The agency also shut down two stations.
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