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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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BART Strike Watch: Unions Give 72-Hour Strike Notice; More Talks Today

August 1, 2013 | 5:25 pm

BART Strike Watch: Unions Give 72-Hour Strike Notice; More Talks Today

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Update 10:45 a.m. Friday: BART and its two largest unions are resuming contract talks in Oakland as the clock counts down on a Sunday night strike deadline. In a sign that political pressure may be building to solve the deadlock between the transit agency and the unions representing train operators, station agents, and other workers, […]

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Planning for Climate Change in a Growing Bay Area

April 30, 2013 | 6:00 am

Planning for Climate Change in a Growing Bay Area

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This won’t come as a surprise to Bay Area residents: the region is still growing. By one estimate, the Bay Area will add two million people by 2040, a 30 percent increase over today’s population of about seven million. More people means more housing and more traffic. But regional planning agencies have another target to […]

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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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August 11, 2011 | 2:00 pm

What Color is Your (New) BART Train?

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Have an opinion about the color palette of the next generation of BART trains? Really feel strongly about the shape of your seat? Here’s your chance to weigh in. Tonight in Richmond is the first in a series of open houses where BART will present three conceptual designs created in collaboration with BMW Group Designworks […]

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BART News Chugs Along…Haltingly

August 9, 2011 | 2:30 pm

BART News Chugs Along…Haltingly

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Update as of 2:15 pm: A computer router failure caused yesterday’s BART shutdown. That’s according to BART spokesperson Linton Johnson. The routers send information about the trains from the side of the tracks to the central computer system. There are two routers and in the case of a failure, one is supposed to take over […]

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