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San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    BART Workers Ditch Labor Talks Until Management Deals With all the Transit Violence (Update)

    Update 4 p.m.: Well that was fast. Alicia Trost, spokeswoman for BART, tells us that both sides were back at the table this afternoon, and safety was definitely a top issue. "We are fully engaged in a safety conversation," she said. Original story 10:01 a.m.: BART workers fired off a rather blunt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Major BART Delays Ruin Your Friday Plans

    If you were hoping to skip out of work a tad early to enjoy the weather, do it, but don't take BART. The transit agency is still reporting major delays systemwide due to an equipment problem between the Daly City and Balboa Park stations.

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Ex-BART Manager Dorothy Dugger Is Still BART's Highest-Paid Employee

    Well, we found someone who is enjoying their BART ride. Ex-BART Manager-turned Golden Parachuter Dorothy Dugger has reportedly been cashing in her six-figure salary while "sitting at home." The Bay Area News Group investigated the former manager who resigned under pressure in 2011; at that time, sh ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    BART Is Making You Pay More to Park

    The only two things you really need to maintain a steady job are a constant flow of coffee and reliable BART service. Unfortunately, the price just keeps going up for both. And for some East Bay folks, presumably bound for San Francisco, the trip across the bay is about to get a little bit pricier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    BART Cars Crash Under Tunnel, Expect Major Delays Today (Update)

    Update 11:30 a.m.: BART sent out a statement saying initial repairs are complete and it doesn't expect to have single-tracking during the afternoon commute. Trains are now moving on both tracks through the Transbay Tube, although trains in the Oakland-bound direction have been operating manually at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    "Travel Like a Local" Tips for San Francisco Tourists

    A cheery publication aimed at visitors to our fair city encouraging them to "travel like a local" on public transit is a massive softball waiting to be belted over the fence and deep, deep into the bleachers. Jokes about remembering to avoid scattering detritus when rolling a joint on the bus o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Major BART Delays This Morning, Thanks to Man Climbing on Trains

    Update 9:25 a.m.: According to news reports, the BART climber has been detained after two hours of holding up trains. BART is still experiencing some delays although not nearly as bad as ealier. Expect 10-15 minute waits. Original Story 7:02 a.m.: If you're sorta really late to work this morning, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    BART to Start Banning Peeing and Pooping Criminals From its Trains Today

    Back in January, we warned you that BART would start coming down hard on those miscreants who think it's okay to pee, poop, and stab people on their way home. Four months should have given you plenty of time to potty train yourself. Let's just hope, because today, no more. BART is cutting the cord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Have You Seen This Man Who Killed Raymond Harris, East Bay Man, at BART?

    BART police released a sketch of the suspect who shot and killed a woman at the Richmond BART station last month, hoping someone will come forward with information on his whereabouts. The shooting occurred on March 14 at about 6 p.m. in front of the Transit Office at the Richmond BART station, kil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    BART Passenger Zaps Other BART Passenger With Stun Gun

    Nothing that you see on BART will shock you, until it actually does. A man was zapped while riding a San Francisco-bound train after he got into an argument this morning with another passenger over a BART seat. According to Lt. Aaron Ledford, the call came in just before 8 a.m. on reports of a fig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Georgia Man Learns The Hard Way That Southern Men Have to Pay For BART, Too

    The worst time to commit a crime is when you're wanted for a crime. In this week's edition of People Behaving Badly, Stanley Roberts caught up with BART police who were trying their damndest to write a ticket to this dude who "piggybacked" on a BART fare, meaning he followed a paying customer thro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    BART Train Kills Person in Oakland, Expect Long Delays

    Update 12:30 p.m.: Transit officials are now saying all trains are moving again and service is back to normal. BART is now stopping at the 12th Street station. Original Story 11:34 a.m.: An unidentified person was hit and killed by a BART train in downtown Oakland this morning. According to pres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Here's Why You Should Love Having Bikes on BART

    Heads up, BART riders: the cyclists are coming. Once again, BART has decided to temporarily drop its rush-hour bike blackouts and open its (often dysfunctional) doors to pedalers for the morning and evening crush. As seasoned BART riders already know, bikes of the ungainly, unfoldable variety are u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Boozed Up Bro Commits Ultimate Party Foul: Punches Cop

    Alcohol almost always influences you to do stupid things: make out with that ugly chick/dude, take a crap on BART, drive your mother's car, or call a news station claiming you saw a UFO. Go ahead and add punching a cop to that list. San Francisco police arrested a 37-year-old man who was either ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Man Apparently Crushed by Elevator at Montgomery BART Station

    An unidentified man was found dead inside the elevator shaft at the Montgomery BART station Sunday night. According to BART police, the cops were called to the station at about 9:35 p.m. on reports of a person stuck in the elevator; BART employees managed to get the man out of the elevator, howeve ... More >>

  • News

    February 20, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Prepare to Pay More to Ride an Already Miserably Crowded BART Train

    It seems that last year's record ridership on BART didn't do much for us passengers: Not only are the trains still unbearably crowded, but those additional bodies haven't staved off fare increases. BART informed the public that it's now proposing a 5.2 percent fare increase for 2014, raising the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Counterfeit BART Tickets For Sale: Don't Buy Them

    Have you recently had one of those moments when your BART ticket that let you in the station wouldn't let you out of the station? If so, think hard about where you bought that ticket. If you got it from anywhere other than the BART vending machines (or your mom's wallet), then maybe you deserve to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    BART to (Finally) Ban Peeing and Pooping Criminals From Riding its Trains

    If you have had it with those miscreants who use BART trains as their own personal bar, you know the place where they drink, pee, and fight with strangers, well, there is some hope. BART informed its passengers that it will implement a new law that should finally give passengers a cleaner, safer, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    BART: How Many Riders at End-of-Line Stations Were Asleep?

    If you've ever boarded BART's pre-dawn stockbroker train and mixed among the slumbering financial titans, you may have overheard something curious. The driver announces East Bay stops -- MacArthur, West Oakland, etc. -- in barely a whisper. But, come Embarcadero, he or she will shout "EMBARCADERO! E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Whose Expensive Abandoned Bike Is This?

    I don't know bikes, but I do know fancy. And this appears to be a fancy bike. Earlier today, a trio of BART employees gathered around this abandoned cycle at Balboa Park Station and ogled its nifty components. The front wheel is affixed with an eye-catching single-sided front fork, and the cycle fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Cops Release Photos of Recovered Bikes Stolen From BART Passengers

    If your bike was rudely snatched recently, you might want to peruse these photos of bikes and bike parts that BART police recovered after one victim spotted his property for sale on Craigslist. After a San Francisco man saw his stolen bike posted for sale on Craigslist, he contacted the seller to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Beyond the BART Blackout

    In full disclosure, let me be absolutely clear: I write this purely out of self-interest. Because sometime in the next few months, I'll be moving to Oakland. And in crossing the Bay, I will begrudgingly break from the ranks of the bike-to-work set and join the resourcefully bimodal commuters of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    BART Cops Release Video of Robber in Action

    There's always a Grinch -- or two -- you gotta worry about around the holidays. It's especially true if you are a trusting person who likes to ride public transit. However, BART police are hopping to teach you a lesson about being too oblivious with this three-part video of thief who snatched a ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    BART Idiot Hall of Fame Facebook Page Documents Badly Behaved Passengers

    If you ever actually wanted to experience the demise of humanity, look no farther than the Bay Area's public transportation system, where you will find passengers who poop in their pants (and on the train seats, escalators, etc.), riders who dedicate that last seat for their luggage, and drunks who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Play SF Weekly's Hardly Strictly Bingo

    This weekend, as you traverse the city to attend one of the many events, you are guaranteed to be stuck ... in Bay Bridge traffic, stuck waiting for the next Muni train, or perhaps you are stuck on BART -- and it's not moving. No matter how you plan to get where you are going, it's going to suck.So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    BART Delays for Everyone This Morning (Updated)

    Update 9 a.m: BART trains are back on track, according to news outlets. BART is reporting up to 15-minute delays for the morning commute after a major maintenance breakdown wreaked havoc across the transit system early this morning. According to news reports, the breakdown happened at about 4:30 a.m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Accused Giggling Masturbator Gets Off ... of Criminal Charge

    A San Francisco man accused of exposing himself to a woman while riding BART was acquitted of all charges after a jury concluded that there was no real evidence of the crime.The jury deliberated for less than an hour on Tuesday afternoon before deciding Carlos Law, 39, was not guilty of indecent exp ... More >>

  • News

    September 12, 2012
  • News

    August 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Slew of Weekend Accidents Kills Four

    It was a deadly weekend for motorists and pedestrians in San Francisco, where five separate accidents killed four people, including a 17-year-old boy. As we reported earlier, 28-year-old Mary Doering was killed in a car accident on Highway 280 on Friday night; traffic was blocked for at least an hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Occupy, Anonymous Plan to Screw Your Afternoon Commute

    What could be more annoying than an Occupy or Anonymous protest? How about an Occupy and Anonymous protest together.The two anti-government groups are planning a joint action at Fruitvale BART station at 5 p.m. today, which means you East Bay-bound folks best find another way home. Anonymous s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Pepper-Spraying Pricks Busted for Allegedly Swiping Cellphones From BART Riders

    We already know about the dangers of texting while driving, and yesterday we enlightened readers with information explaining how distracted pedestrians are pretty dumb, too. And texting while on transit? Well, that's just inviting a criminal to take the empty seat next to you. But if you happened to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    BART Helps Make Movie About Oscar Grant Shooting

    It's not really news that East Bay filmmaker Ryan Coogler has started shooting his drama on Oscar Grant, the Oakland man who was killed by a BART police officer at the Fruitvale BART station three years ago. What is news is that BART is participating in the film. According to ABC News, BART has agre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Ermias Kassaye Homicide: SFPD Say Shooting May Have Been Case of Mistaken Identity

    San Francisco police released more information this morning regarding the shooting death of 26-year-old Ermias Kassaye who was killed in late June as he walked home from the Balboa BART station. Police are looking for a 6-foot black man between the ages of 16 and 25, with a thin build and long dread ... More >>

  • News

    July 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    BART Officially Clears James Crowell, Officer Who Shot And Killed Charles Hill

    The Bay Citizen brings us this not-so-surprising news this morning that BART officer James Crowell is off the hook for the July 2011 incident where he shot and killed a homeless man in the Civic Center BART station. The incident, which sparked monthlong protests at BART stations, occurred on July 3, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Major BART Delays After Man Dies on Train

    (Update 4:30 p.m.): BART officials say the man riding on the train toward Millbrae died, however they could not say how the man died. He was seen slumped over in his seat.(Original Story 3:34 p.m.)If you are like us, you are probably counting the minutes until your 4th of July holiday begins. Sadly, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    BART Fire That Ruined Your Commute Was "Man Made," Officials Say

    Federal agents have confirmed that the big blaze that screwed your commute on June 14 was definitely the result of some fire-happy arsonist. After combing through the ashes and rubble at the unfinished Red Star senior housing complex at Fifth Street and Mandela Parkway in Oakland, agents with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    BART Commuter Found Unconscious Doesn't Know What Happened to Him

    A lot of unexplainable things happen at BART stations -- and here's one of them. A 46-year-old man was reportedly found unconscious and bleeding at the El Cerrito BART station last week in what police are calling "a big mystery." A station agent found the man shortly after 7 p.m.after a BART rider r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    BART Might Have Your Stolen Bike

    Had your bike stolen within the past few months? If so, hold your breath. Your ride just might be in the pile of bikes that police recovered from an alleged serial cycle thief. And to make this news even better, you might be able to partake in some of that sweet revenge you've been craving since bec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    BART Trains Should Get You to Work on Time Today

    You can expect a pleasant Friday reprieve from yesterday's commuting hell. BART trains are reportedly back on track and running as normal today -- no delays expected, yet. Crews continued to do some emergency work on a few tracks early this morning, which caused some 10-minute delays before 6 a.m. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    BART Service Restored, Expect Delays

    Update (4:23 p.m.): Bart has just notified passengers that the trains between San Francisco and Oakland are running again. The bad news is that commuters will still be facing delays on their ride home. Crews worked through the day and had the trains back on track by 3:45 p.m. To help ease this painf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    24th Street BART Closes After Woman Stabs Man

    An unidentified woman is in police custody this morning after allegedly stabbing a man inside the city's 24th Street BART station, forcing the station to close. Details are sketchy, but BART officials say that police were called to the station at about 4:30 a.m. after the woman reportedly stabbed th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    President's Day Weekend: Another Carmaggedon?

    Closed for business​What better way to celebrate the Great Emancipator than with hair-pulling traffic and even more of a clusterfuck than usual for Bay Area commuters? The westbound deck of the Bay Bridge heading into San Francisco will be closed at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, until 5 a.m. on Tues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    List: Why BART Might Cut Your Cell Service

    ​Last week BART created a new policy detailing when it's allowed to shut off cell phone service. Under what circumstances will BART interrupt your call? If BART police suspect someone is being broken-up with by text message If someone acts like their iPhone is so fucking special. Every employee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Johannes Mehserle Cleared of Police Brutality Charges

    ​Johannes Mehserle, the former BART cop who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the emotionally charged shooting death of Oscar Grant, remains free and clear. A San Francisco federal jury rejected separate charges that Mehserle and four other BART officers beat and hog-tied a man at an Oa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    David Lee Identified as Man Killed by BART

    ​The San Francisco medical examiner identified the man who was killed by a BART train over the weekend as 81-year-old David Lee. Lee, whose residence is unknown, was killed at about 3:30 p.m. after he reportedly laid down on the tracks at the 24th Street BART station Sunday. The station was closed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Linton Johnson, BART Spokesman, Reassigned to New Job

    No longer the face of BART ​After a curious three-month hiatus, BART's Chief Spokesman, Linton Johnson, is back today -- but he has a new desk and a different title. The veteran spokesman has been reassigned to work on special projects while still bringing home the $170,000 pay package he made as ... More >>

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