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Critics urge BART to improve transit security

October 9, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

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 July murder of Nia Wilson is little more than “security theater.” Concord Mayor Edi E. Birsan urged BART officials to prioritize safety without further ...

Immigration ads target tech workers

April 4, 2018 News

Sometimes the best intentions can come off in the worst way possible. Last week, an ad campaign rolled out posters within San Francisco’s public transit system advocating tech companies to hire U.S. workers instead of foreign labor. The campaign was paid for by Progressives for Immigration Reform, a nonprofit dedicated to, “educating the public on ...

BART closures cause congestion

March 14, 2018 News

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 at Grove, Hyde and Market Streets and the entrance outside Hotel Whitcomb will be permanently closed. This decision is to make way ...

Expensive city, expensive commute

February 7, 2018 Life 2 Comments

Not all students at SF State have the luxury of living on campus or even in San Francisco. Students travel from all over the Bay Area, including Alameda, Marin and Sonoma County. Only about 4,000 students live on campus, according to SF State’s Strategic Marketing and Communications. Students who commute don’t have to face the ...

Gator Pass: Good for some, not for all

August 23, 2017 News

After over a year of either anticipation or anger about an upcoming increase in student fees, the SF State Gator Pass is now officially in effect. The Gator Pass, which doubles as a student ID card and Clipper card, provides free, unlimited rides on Muni buses and light rails and a 25 percent discount off ...

Students approve Gator Pass for Fall 2017

May 2, 2016 News

SF state students voted nearly 3-to-1 in favor of the Gator Pass after the student elections April 11-15. Students will have unlimited access to the Muni buses and light rails of San Francisco as well as receive at least a 25 percent discount on BART rides to and from the Daly City station. It was a combined effort of ...

Art professor takes stand against BART censorship

November 3, 2015 Life 1 Comment

Bustling commuters escalated out of the underground BART station at 16th and Mission streets to come face to face with four intricately woven tapestries taped to the plaza’s walls. Some continued walking, while others paused, entranced by the artwork. Victor De La Rosa, associate professor in the school of art at SF State, is the creator of the tapestries for ...

The Warriors face backlash in their move to San Francisco

October 19, 2015 Opinion 8 Comments

The roaring fans shouting “MVP!” and “Let’s go Warriors!” is what gave the “Roaracle” its name. Ever since I can remember, I’ve cheered on the Golden State Warriors from section 108 at the Oracle Arena, but that’s about to change.  After calling Oakland their home for 43 years, the team announced Oct. 12 that they purchased a ...

Recent measles case prompts vaccination debate

February 25, 2015 News 1 Comment

The recent measles case on BART and the multistate outbreak may indicate developing problems with vaccination levels, according to public health officials. Measles cases in the United States reached a 20-year high with more than 23 outbreaks and 600 individual cases recorded in 2014, according to a press release published Jan. 29 by the Centers for Disease Control ...

Policy update bans BART commuters from using e-cigs and vapes

February 17, 2015 News

Commuters can no longer use e-cigarettes and vaping devices on BART property, according to a recent update to their no-smoking policy. The ordinance, passed Feb. 12,  is a remedy to complaints the company has received about smoking, BART Communication Officer Taylor Huckaby said. Unlike the former policy, the new no-smoking ordinance includes vaping and will be enforced through patron ...

Officials warn commuters after measles outbreak hits Bay Area

February 12, 2015 News

The first confirmed case of measles in Contra Costa County Feb. 11 spurred health officials to alert thousands of BART commuters of possible exposure. The county’s health services and the San Francisco Department of Public Health issued a widespread alert to BART riders following an infected LinkedIn employee’s commute to work in San Francisco last ...

Balboa BART Station resumes service after medical emergency

March 11, 2014 News

The Balboa Park BART Station has resumed service after experiencing major delays and temporary closure due to reports of a person under a train, according to a BART official this afternoon. The report of a person under a train came at 4:35 p.m., according to BART Spokesperson Jim Allison. The medical emergency is possibly fatal, according ...

ASI members work towards affordable public transportation

February 18, 2014 News

Students enter the M-line train on 19th Avenue Tuesday, Feb. 18. ASI is proposing a new student fee to help subsidize transportation costs for students. Photo by Ryan Leibrich / Xpress Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is seeking to bring about an initiative that would allow for an SF State student discount pass on public transportation. ...

New shuttles shorten students’ wait time for daily commute

December 3, 2013 News 1 Comment

Last month, the University invested $83,000 to add two additional shuttles to the fleet that transports students from the Daly City BART station to campus, in order to accommodate the growing commuter population at SF State. SF State’s shuttle service is available to students and faculty who commute from Daly City BART and runs Monday ...

The end of the BART strike frees Bay Area from commuting stress

October 22, 2013

The BART strike is over and the 30,000 students, faculty and staff at SF State, along with the rest of the Bay Area, can finally rest easy knowing trains will keep running. The announcement Monday of a tentative agreement between BART unions and management brought an end to months of arguments between the two sides ...

Transit talks continue to threaten students’ commutes

October 15, 2013 News

SF State students and faculty, along with the rest of the Bay Area, anxiously await the outcome of the BART negotiations as labor talks continue to drag on and commuters consider alternate transit options. Meanwhile, the University continues to make contingency plans for students caught in the middle of the transit labor struggle. “Knowing the ...

Clipper transfer charging issue alleviated for commuter students

October 30, 2012

BART is trying to do away with the old yellow paper transfers to Muni, but some passengers are wary of recent charging issues with Clipper. People who arrive at Daly City BART are offered free round-trip transfers to complete their commutes to SF State on the Muni 28/28L. The free transfers were originally available on ...

Professor proposes SF State shuttle revamp to shorten wait times

October 16, 2012 1 Comment

Long lines and extensive wait times are an irritating daily reality for passengers who use SF State’s free shuttle service. To counteract common transit issues, SF State decision sciences professor Robert Saltzman has proposed implementing two-door, low-floor shuttles to maintain service as well as minimize passengers’ wait times as ridership is projected to continue to ...

BART sees record-breaking ridership in September

September 24, 2012

As students from SF State and other schools throughout the Bay Area are back in session, BART, Muni and Caltrain have seen a spike in ridership in September, marking a record-breaking year for public transportation. This year BART saw nine days of the highest ridership ever recorded. On the average weekday, the Bay Area’s largest transit ...