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BART riders should be allowed to eat on trains

Arianne Arciaga November 19, 2019

On Nov. 4, Steve Foster was handcuffed at the Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre Bay Area Rapid Transit Station by police officer David McCormick after eating a sandwich on the station platform. Foster...

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BART power outage stalls trains for hours

Carly Wipf March 9, 2019

BART resumed service after a computer glitch prompted a system-wide power outage Saturday morning, halting all trains for hours until power was restored. BART released a statement on their website...

As BART experiences higher demand, new Transbay crossing may be the answer

As BART experiences higher demand, new Transbay crossing may be the answer

Audrey Esomonu February 26, 2019

As more people rely on public transportation each year in the Bay Area, BART is considering adding a second Transbay crossing to keep up with its growing ridership. The demand for BART is beginning...

Glen Park BART station reopens after suspicious package found

Glen Park BART station reopens after suspicious package found

Joseph High February 15, 2019

The Glen Park BART station in San Francisco has reopened after a suspicious package was reported on a train Friday afternoon between 1:10 and 1:15 p.m., according to a recorded voice message from BART...

People enter the 24th Mission Street BART station using their Clipper cards on Saturday, Jan. 26 in San Francisco.

Gator Pass relies on student fee to boost BART discount

Xpress Staff February 12, 2019

SF State students will receive a 50 percent fare reduction on BART rides with the use of the Gator Pass starting March 1, but because the program is funded by student fees and not used by all, some students...

A person rifles through a garbage bin at Mission Street BART subway station on Saturday, Jan. 26 in San Francisco.

BART survey shows rise in rider dissatisfaction due to crime, grime

Paul Eichenholtz January 29, 2019

The results of a BART survey released on Thursday show increased complaints from riders who say the transit agency is not doing enough to address the crime and grime they encounter as customers. The...

An BART operator, who refused to provide his name, reviews a document from one of the multiple control rooms at the Civic Center BART station while monitoring pick-up camera activity around the station on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2018. (Niko LaBarbera/Golden Gate Xpress)

BART directors vow improved safety in wake of homicides

Paul Eichenholtz November 28, 2018

“Where BART clearly failed over the summer is communicating to the public about serious and even fatal incidents that happen at their station,” said Janice Li, San Francisco bicycle activist and newly-elected...

BART security strategies clash with distrustful ridership

BART security strategies clash with distrustful ridership

Paul Eichenholtz October 23, 2018

The past year's surge of violence on BART has the transit board struggling to reconcile the need to increase policing with a population that's mistrustful and even hostile towards law enforcement. BART...

A Bart operator who refused to provide his name reviews a document from one of the multiple control rooms at the Civic Center Bart station while monitors pick up camera activity in the back on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Niko LaBarbera/Golden Gate Xpress)

Critics urge BART to improve transit security

Paul Eichenholtz October 9, 2018

BART officials struggled with their plans to prevent crime through mass surveillance and increased policing during a packed safety meeting in Pittsburg on Sept. 27. Critics say BART’s response to the...

BART commuters having to take an alternative route from the closing of the BART entrance of Market and Hyde on Tuesday March 13, 2018 in Bart station of Civic Center.

BART closures cause congestion

Deveshen Veerasamy March 14, 2018

Getting home should be considered mundane and common but for some BART riders, it will soon become dangerous and difficult. In a few months, the Civic Center BART station will permanently close entrances...

The United States Bartender Guild San Francisco Chapter hosts a fundraiser at Local Edition in San Francisco to support those affected by the recent  hurricane in Puerto Rico on Oct. 29, 2017. (Laila Rashada/Golden Gate Xpress)

Bartenders unite for Puerto Rico

Roxanne Hernandez October 30, 2017

The San Francisco United States Bartender’s guild held a fundraising event stocked with colorful drinks and fancy finger food to provide Puerto Rico with support on Sunday, a little over a month after...

Measure RR will keep BART safe and reliable

This spring, SF State students took historic action to improve the affordability and accessibility of their education with an overwhelming yes vote on the Gator Pass. As a result, students will have free...

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