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BART riders should be allowed to eat on trains

Arianne Arciaga
November 19, 2019
Filed under City, Opinion

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 was not arrested, according to a statement BART made on their Twitter.  A video of the incident went ...

BART power outage stalls trains for hours

BART power outage stalls trains for hours

Carly Wipf
March 9, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

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 saying the power was down at 5:42 a.m. Stations reopened by 9:09 a.m., but provided limited train o...

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
Filed under Latest, News

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 to exceed its capacity, with more people commuting across the bay than ever before, according to th...

Glen Park BART station reopens after suspicious package found

Glen Park BART station reopens after suspicious package found

Joseph High
February 15, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

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 media relations manager Jim Allison posted at 1:54 p.m. “Glen Park station has reopened and the tr...

Gator Pass relies on student fee to boost BART discount

Gator Pass relies on student fee to boost BART discount

Xpress Staff
February 12, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

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 feel duped. An email from Student Affairs and Enrollment Management was sent to students Jan....

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

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

Paul Eichenholtz
January 29, 2019
Filed under News

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 latest biannual survey asked 5,292 riders how pleased they were with BART services last year. Only 56 perce...

BART directors vow improved safety in wake of homicides

BART directors vow improved safety in wake of homicides

Paul Eichenholtz
November 28, 2018
Filed under Latest, News

“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 director. “BART must value transparency and be responsive to the public’s concerns....

BART security strategies clash with distrustful ridership

BART security strategies clash with distrustful ridership

Paul Eichenholtz
October 23, 2018
Filed under Featured, Latest, News

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 reported three homicides in July, including the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson at Mac...

Critics urge BART to improve transit security

Critics urge BART to improve transit security

Paul Eichenholtz
October 9, 2018
Filed under Featured, Latest, News

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 offic...

BART closures cause congestion

BART closures cause congestion

Deveshen Veerasamy
March 14, 2018
Filed under 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...

Bartenders unite for Puerto Rico

Bartenders unite for Puerto Rico

Roxanne Hernandez
October 30, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

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 Hurricane Maria destroyed the territory. When Rafael Rivera, brand ambassador of a distillery called Lucas...

Measure RR will keep BART safe and reliable

Nick Josefowitz, Naeemah Charles and Marcus Ismael
November 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion

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 Muni and discounted BART rides beginning next year. This fall students must act again to protect their...

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