Are BART Safety Initiatives Starting to Pay Off?
New data implies trains are delayed less frequently due to police incidents
BART and Caltrain See Similar Ridership Trends
Conversations are starting about merging BART and Caltrain. Seamless Bay Area has started to look at the numbers that show why that makes sense
Commentary: It’s Time to Talk Again About Driverless Trains
And the place to start is in the yards
New Study Looks at How to Make Transit Feel Safe for Everyone
Transit is much safer than driving. That’s just a fact. Nevertheless, if people don’t feel safe, statistics still won’t get them on the train or bus if given a choice.
BART’s ‘Tactile Guideways’ Help Visually Impaired People Navigate
Wayfinding on public transit can be challenging enough for people with 20/20 vision. For the blind and visually impaired, tactile and audible cues are essential.
Transit Month Event: Disability Access is for Everyone
BART was the first accessible transit system in the country. Advocates want Bay Area transit agencies to do better at keeping buses and trains accessible for all
BART Launches New Schedule
The longest headway will now drop from 30 minutes to 20 on any line at any time. Advocates say it's a good first step towards adapting to changed travel patterns in a post-COVID world
It’s Safe to Ride Transit
BART ridership is still only at about forty percent of its pre-pandemic levels, and that media-fed perception of danger might be one factor in the slow recovery rate.
Op-ed: Consolidate the Bay Area’s Transit Agencies
Legislators considering allocating funding are right to be asking for a plan for financial sustainability and ridership growth. It is also reasonable to question whether Bay Area transit, which is delivered by 27 transit independent operators with no requirements for coordination, is optimally structured to deliver the best possible, most efficient service to the public in the near- and long-term.