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No arrests, no station closures in latest BART protest Monday

In another protest against BART police Monday,  a small group of demonstrators marched in downtown San Francisco, but there were no arrests and station closures, unlike a week ago. About 25 protesters attended this rally, which was the seventh since a BART police officer shot to death a knife-wielding homeless man on July 3. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
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Police presence on BART to ratchet up on this 9/11 weekend

BART riders are likely to see more police officers on trains and in stations this weekend as transit agencies across the naton step up vigilance on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Saturday, September 10th, 2011
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BART board committee on Friday to discuss redistricting – the political jigsaw puzzle

A BART board committee meets 9 a.m. Friday to discuss the politically sensitive task of redistricting – the drawing of the district’s nine political boundaries for board elections. The public meeting is at the BART board meeting room on the third floor of the Kaiser Center 20th Street Mall, 344 20th St., Oakland. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Thursday, September 8th, 2011
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BART overtime tab for five protests: $300,000

As BART prepares Thursday for a sixth protest against its police force in two months, the transit agency reports that has it spent about $300,000 in overtime for police and other staff to deal with the first five protests in downtown San Francisco. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Thursday, September 8th, 2011
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Another Monday protest against BART, but this time a counterprotest planned by riders

As BART critics plan a 5 p.m. Monday (today) protest at the Civic Center station for a third consecutive Monday, a group of riders plan a protest against the protesters. The new group called Commuters Take Back BART is frustrated by station closures triggered by protests against BART police, according to the group’s notice posted on Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, August 29th, 2011
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Can BART and Anonymous find ways to communicate that avoid station shutdowns?

BART riders are wondering if the third protest in six weeks at the Civic Center station today will end up with station closures and service disruptions again. Will a relatively small number of protesters –  perhaps 150 during the last demonstration - create a strong enough showing that BART officials will close stations out of fear of unsafe conditions with crowded train platforms during the rush hour?  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011
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BART surveys public on riding bikes to stations, and taking them on trains

BART asks  the public to take part in an online survey on how to encourage more people to ride bicycles to train stations. The number of BART riders using bikes to reach stations has increased from 2.5 percent to 4.1 percent of all passengers since 2002, the train agency reports.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2011
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BART to give out free transit tickets on Thursday, “Dump the Pump” Day

Wear a “Dump the Pump” ticket Thursday morning and you will have a chance to win free BART train tickets worth $20 in train fares.  Another BART plan to mark the national event - showing a “dump the pump” video on message boards at several gasoline stations - bombed when  an advertising rep. for the stations nixed the idea, BART says Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2011
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Should BART drop ban on bicyclists using escalators?

Two BART board members used Bike to Work Day Thursday as the opportunity to  call for the rapid transit system to drop its ban on bicyclists using escalators to reach train station platforms. Robert Raburn and Tom Radulovich rejected BART’s contention that the restriction is necessary for safety and crowding reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2011
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BART to public: test out alternative new train seats in 3 more mobile seat labs

BART has announced three more East Bay appearances of its mobile seat lab for the public to drop in and evaluate alternative designs and materials for new seats to go in new train cars. They are in Pleasant Hall,  Pittsburg and Union City. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
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