BART

5:45pm

Mon April 28, 2014
Transportation

Bike, Train or Automobile? Three reporters race through morning commute

It’s not just you. The morning commute is getting longer and longer. As the local economy picks up steam more and more people are getting in their cars, riding BART, and hopping on their bikes to get to work. This means everyone is spending more time on the road and most of us are doing it less comfortably. For car commuters -  your drive time got about 25% longer in 2013.  In San Francisco, nearly twice as many people are commuting by bike as in 2006. And BART - which is already packed - could have close to double its current ridership in the next few decades.  

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11:02am

Fri December 13, 2013
Transportation

Majority of Bay Area residents support a transit strike ban

Picketers during the first BART strike in July.
Isabel Angell

Over half of Bay Area residents support a ban on transit strikes, bucking the region’s pro-union reputation, reveals a new Field Poll. The rest of the state is split, but more Californians still believe public transit workers should have the right to strike.

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12:51pm

Wed December 4, 2013
Transportation

Unions sue BART over contract dispute

Ashby BART station in Berkeley
Isabel Angell

BART’s biggest unions, SEIU 1021 and ATU 1555, are suing the BART Board of Directors and the district’s management over what BART is calling a “clerical mistake” in their new contract. The unions say management is trying to backtrack.

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10:20am

Tue October 29, 2013
Transportation

BART permanently lifts rush hour bike ban

A sign reminding riders not to bring bikes on crowded BART trains
Isabel Angell

The Bay Area's transit agency voted unanimously last week to lift the long-standing ban on bikes aboard trains during rush hour. After the five-month pilot program ends on December 1st, bikes will be permanently allowed on all BART trains, at all times. 

Previously, riders couldn’t bring bikes onto most trains during peak commute hours. There’s still some restrictions: bicyclists aren’t supposed to board crowded trains, and bikes are never allowed in the first car, or the first three cars during rush hour.

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7:52am

Tue October 22, 2013
Transportation

BART strike is over, tentative agreement reached

John Arantes of SEIU 1021 announcing that the October BART strike is over.

The BART strike is over and trains are running again after a four-day work stoppage. Unions, management, and local politicians announced a tentative agreement late Monday night.

After more than six months of negotiations and two strikes that infuriated workers, BART and its unions have a deal.

John Arantes, BART chapter president of SEIU 1021, said the strike was not about money.

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