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BART Update: Service Resumes After Computer Failure Shuts Down Trains

November 22, 2013 | 9:30 am

BART Update: Service Resumes After Computer Failure Shuts Down Trains

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System that operates track switches failed. All trains are now running, though with some delays.

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Images of the BART Strike: The Workers and the Commuters

October 18, 2013 | 11:45 am

Images of the BART Strike: The Workers and the Commuters

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Early images of the October BART strike show commuters fighting traffic and BART workers picketing.

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BART Workers Prepare for Strike

June 26, 2013 | 1:10 pm

BART Workers Prepare for Strike

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Sunday, June 30: BART Strike Deadline Update By Alex Emslie and Peter Lollo Bay Area residents are one step closer to a commuting nightmare as BART employees, represented by the transit agency’s two biggest unions, authorized a strike Tuesday night. The vote was nearly unanimous. If negotiations continue to stall, the system — which carries […]

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Californians’ Commute Times Rank 10th Longest in US

November 1, 2012 | 1:00 pm

Californians’ Commute Times Rank 10th Longest in US

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by Joanna Lin, California Watch Californians rank 10th in the country for having the longest commute times, taking an average of 26.9 minutes to travel to work, recently released census data show. Workers in the state spent 10.4 minutes more getting to work than did workers in North Dakota, which reported the quickest commutes in […]

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Riders Split on BART’s Bike Ban

September 28, 2012 | 2:59 pm

Riders Split on BART’s Bike Ban

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A BART survey shows riders split on whether bicycles should be allowed on the trains heading into San Francisco during commute hours, the transit system said on Friday. BART lifted that restrictionevery Friday in August as an experiment and surveyed riders about the experience. The poll found riders evenly divided, with 37% wanting to keep […]

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Riders Support Bikes on BART During Commute

August 3, 2012 | 12:19 pm

Riders Support Bikes on BART During Commute

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No big problems were reported and some riders expressed support for bikes on BART trains during the morning commute Friday. BART prohibits bikes on board in commute directions during rush hour, but as an experiment is making an exception on Fridays for the month of August. KQED’s Andrew Stelzer rode with his bike during today’s […]

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BART Braces for Bicycles on Board at Busy Times

July 31, 2012 | 4:14 pm

BART Braces for Bicycles on Board at Busy Times

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by Liz Reid I’ll admit it: I’m a 30 year old woman with a security blanket. That security blanket has two wheels, a set of handlebars, and weighs about 20 pounds. It’s my bicycle, and I hardly ever go anywhere without it. Friends and colleagues often offer me rides to places I need to go, […]

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July 5, 2012 | 8:09 am

Shooting Closes Eastbound Bay Bridge Lanes

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Update 10:07 p.m: All lanes of the Bay Bridge have been reopened, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission reports. “Motorists are advised to continue to expect delays until traffic can clear the area.” (Bay City News) Sporadic lane closures on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge  could last until 10:30 a.m. today as officers investigate a shooting incident  […]

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