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.
August 18, 2011
Targeted the agency for the second time, posting personal information of more than 100 transit police officers on the website operated by The Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Officers' Association.
August 16, 2011
Chose not to disrupt cell phone service as it did during last week’s protests over an agency police officer’s shooting of a homeless man. Blocking cellphone service sparked cyber attacks from an activist group and a legal challenge from the FCC.
August 11, 2011
Two data devices failed to work together, causing all 28 trains to be halted for more than two hours. Officials have said that the system needs $15 billion in upgrades over the next 25 years, but only about half of the funding is lined up.
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