Hundreds of thousands of Bay Area residents are ditching their cars and riding BART instead. In response to its increasing capacity needs, BART is moving toward the future by drafting a three-phased plan to address sustainability and customer service objectives, while maintaining a safe and reliable rapid transit system.
As part of our systemwide Earthquake Safety Program, we will begin strengthening elevated structures outside Hayward Station to better withstand future earthquakes.
BART’s all-time ridership record was broken last week with 568,061 exits reported, among them fans attending the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade, Halloween revelers, and people relying on BART for their everyday trips to work, school and other activities.
Future development options for the Lake Merritt BART Station are currently under consideration by BART and its project partners after two short-listed development teams have chosen to pursue other opportunities.
The number of people riding BART is soaring in October with last Friday’s ridership passing the 430,000 mark for the first time since the Giants’ 2010 World Series Victory Parade. 431,771 people took BART last Thursday, the fifth busiest day in BART’s 40-year history. 41,897 traveled to and from the Coliseum/Oakland Airport Station, many of them to see the A’s host the Tigers and the Warriors play a preseason game.
The BART Board of Directors voted today to authorize the development of a Sister Transit Agency affiliation with Shanghai Metro, the subway system in Shanghai, China.
State, regional and local officials joined BART, Caltrans, and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), to celebrate the next phase of the State Route 4 Widening Project and “eBART,” BART’s new rail service to eastern Contra Costa County.
Riders drawn by BART’s 95% or better on time performance standard are flocking to the transit system in September, pushing weekday ridership past the 400,000-plus milestone for the third time this month, including more than 415,000 trips Monday, September 10.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Bike Pilot. “A lot of passengers took the time to provide feedback through online and telephone surveys.
BART will expand weekday service on the Richmond-Millbrae Line beginning Monday by adding four additional train trips in each direction from 7 to 8 pm to meet growing ridership demands.
The big 4-0. Lordy, lordy, look who’s forty. Is 40 the new 30? Forty and fabulous.
The BART Board of Directors today appointed Mary King to fill a vacancy on the governing board until an elected Director is seated on December 7, 2012.