BART

Joël Ramos Headshot
09/23/2014
When it comes to BART, there is good news and bad news.  The good news: more people are choosing to ride BART during the week, meaning that there are fewer cars on the road clogging our...
Smoke on BART train at West Oakland, photo by Paul Britton
Joël Ramos Headshot
09/08/2014
Wheels falling off trains, cars filling with smoke, derailments – it seems like almost every week, BART riders suffer from a service shutdown caused by one maintenance crisis or another. To anyone...
Happy BART Rider
Joël Ramos Headshot
06/20/2014
The BART Board's decision to set the fare for the Oakland Airport Connector at $6 per ride instead of a proposed $4 fare on June 12 was a huge victory for everyday BART riders.  When...
Jeff Hobson head shot
06/03/2014
Updated 11/5/2014: This ballot measure PASSED with 69.56% of the vote. Read a round-up of all 2014 election results here. This November, Alameda County voters will face a big decision: whether to...
BART's Oakland Airport Connector will open in 2015
Joël Ramos Headshot
05/16/2014
When the BART Board votes on what the fares should be for the Oakland Airport Connector (OAC), TransForm wants to make sure the Board hears loud and clear that they should charge higher-income...
Jeff Hobson head shot
04/23/2014
Back in 2009, BART’s management claimed the Oakland Airport Connector (OAC) would cover all of its own costs. TransForm and many of our allies didn’t believe it then, and now we have new evidence...
BART's Oakland Airport Connector is slated to finish construction this fall.
Joël Ramos Headshot
02/27/2014
How do we make sure BART’s Oakland Airport Connector doesn’t hurt everyday riders? BART’s $500 million Oakland Airport Connector (OAC) is under construction and slated to open this fall. If you’ve...
Joël Ramos Headshot
02/03/2014
Regular BART riders know our regional transit system sorely needs an extreme makeover. While new BART train cars have been under discussion, a plan for how to pay for all of them is still lacking....
Another BART shutdown
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11/22/2013
This morning, BART service was unavailable during rush hour due to a problem with its computer system. The result: congestion, chaos, and cranky commuters. As one thwarted rider told the San...
Joël Ramos Headshot
07/01/2013
BART riders hoping to take their bicycles on the train today might have been wishing instead that the new Bay Bridge bike lanes were complete! Today was supposed to be the launch of a much-...

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