BART customers will be able to get to the world famous Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco on Sunday, May 19, 2013, because we’ll open early and run additional long trains. All BART stations will open early with service starting at approximately 5 am Sunday so racers can get to the race well before Bay to Breakers begins at 7 am. Trains running before 8 am will run at 20-minute intervals.
Embarcadero & Montgomery Street Both Convenient Because the Bay to Breakers race attracts thousands of runners and spectators, BART encourages riders originating from Peninsula and San Francisco stations to get off at Montgomery Street Station. Riders coming from the East Bay should use the Embarcadero Station. Both stations are just a short distance from Howard and Spear Streets, the starting point of the race.
See Something, Say Something Because safety is always BART’s top priority, we are always operating with a heightened level of awareness for any events with large crowds. BART is asking customers to help keep the system safe for everyone by reporting unattended packages or suspicious behavior by calling BART Police at (510) 464-7000.
More Tips for Runners Runners can save themselves time and trouble by getting a Clipper card in advance of race day to pay their fare. Those who do are reminded to be sure to load enough cash on the card to pay for a round trip fare. Clipper cards are available at transit ticket offices, through ticket vending machines in SFMTA stations and at most Walgreens and other retail locations. BART Ticket Vending Machines will allow you to add cash value to your Clipper card, but do not vend the cards.
Wet or damaged BART tickets will not work in fare gates, so runners who keep a round-trip ticket in their pockets while running seven miles may be disappointed when they try to get home. BART suggests that runners who don’t have a Clipper card should buy two one-way tickets: one ticket before heading to the race and the other before catching the train home instead of buying a single round-trip ticket.
BART reminds runners that shoes and proper attire are required on BART despite the “anything goes” attitude of the famous race. A reminder that there is no eating or drinking in the stations or on the trains so BART officials ask that runners do their pre-race carbo-loading before arriving at the stations. BART will not permit bicycles on the early Bay to Breakers trains that run prior to 8 am.
Download the timetable (.pdf) for the special Bay to Breakers service.
BART partnered with some great local organizations who are working hard to make a difference here in the Bay Area during the BART Blue Sky Festival ( bart.gov/bluesky ) this year. The BART Blue Sky Festival focuses on groups having a positive environmental impact locally, and we've created this contest so that you can tell us which of our BART Blue Sky Non-Profit partners' current initiatives you like best?
Log in to Facebook and vote for your favorite! The organizations you can vote for are:
Bay Area Green Tours
City Care Share
Factory Farming Awareness Coalition
Friends of the Urban Forest
Habitat for Humanity
Save the Bay
The top three non-profits that get the most votes will win valuable exposure in front of BART's 400,000+ daily weekday riders for their organization, and YOU have a chance to win a $500 Clipper Card just for voting. You can only vote one time, so make it count.
You have until Sunday, May 12, 2013 at midnight to vote.
On Thursday, May 9, 2013, the BART Board of Directors will review passenger survey results from our most recent “Bikes on Board” pilot and compare them to our earlier test last year. Staff will provide an update on a series of initiatives aimed to improve bikes access on our trains and at our stations and offer observations and an evaluation of the pilot. Directors will then determine next steps. Download a summary of results of the latest survey (.pdf) and updates on initiatives for all the details.
“What better day to review survey results and consider next steps than on Bike to Work day,” BART Board President Tom Radulovich said. “Feedback from our riders suggests most of them are open to modifying bike rules to allow greater access. Even better, 25 percent of those surveyed said they are more likely to ride BART if we relaxed our bike policy. The bike pilot was another demonstration of how our passengers can adapt and self-regulate when crowding becomes a factor.”
The very latest pilot was a five-day test held March 18-22, 2013. Unlike the first bike pilot, which was conducted only on Fridays last August, this one provided a better picture as it included a full work week with higher average ridership (an increase of about 17,000 trips each day). Bikes were allowed on all trains at all times, but during peak commute hours (7:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm) bicyclists were not allowed to board the first three cars of any trains to provide options for those who wanted to avoid bikes altogether. Customer feedback was an important element of both bike pilots.
The pilot evaluation included observation by staff, members of the accessibility & bicycle task forces and the SF and East Bay Bike Coalitions. BART encouraged all riders to provide feedback and 2,153 people took the survey. To get a more scientific opinion from riders, BART conducted a random sample survey as well, which 1,720 riders participated in. Some key results from the random sample to be discussed at the Board meeting on May 9th include:
Most riders feel unaffected by the change
84% = no impact on decision to ride
75% = little or no effect on their trip
Some riders unhappy with bikes during commute period because they feel trains are too crowded
13% reported problems during pilot mainly related to crowding
17% felt accommodating bikes made trip worse
However, 81% felt there was enough room or that it was a little crowded but worked OK
Fewer Riders Opposed to Bikes on Board
August 2012 = 37% in favor of keeping current restrictions
March 2013 = 23% in favor of keeping current restrictions
BART has been working on several initiatives to better accommodate bikes such as reconfiguring train car interiors to make more space for everyone, “bike waiting” zone decals at select stations with narrow platforms, expanding secure parking at BART stations, signage steering bikes away from escalators, a newly launched online/mobile train crowding feature as part of the QuickPlanner, and an upcoming bike etiquette poster campaign.
Directors will determine the next steps for the “Bikes on Board” pilot. Any modification to BART's Bike Rules will be made by the Board. The Board will hold its first night meeting of the year on May 23rd at 6:00 pm and a modification to the bike rules is likely to be on the agenda. The agenda will be released Friday, May 17th.
Visitors to the BART website and mobile site can now get a snapshot of estimated crowding levels on trains when they plan a trip.
The beta version of the estimated crowding feature launched Tuesday. When you use the BART QuickPlanner, your trip plan will show an icon with three heads, two heads or one head – indicating “heavy crowding expected,” “moderate crowding expected,” or “light crowding expected.”
The new feature is a response in part to record ridership levels on BART, giving riders another tool to find a train with more space, if they have flexibility to make their trip a little earlier or later.
The crowding level estimates are based on historic data; BART’s web team worked closely with BART’s scheduling department to coordinate the new feature in an effort to give riders more choices.
“Although the data is not real time, the historic data we're using is generally predictive, and customers will be able to see which trips are less crowded than others,” said Timothy Moore, BART website manager.
QuickPlanner trip plans also tell riders whether bicycles are allowed on BART at a particular time or not. The crowding level feature is also intended to provide guidance to bicyclists, because even outside commute period blackouts, bicyclists are instructed to "only board cars that can comfortably accommodate you and your bicycle,"under the BART bike rules.
“This feature will be useful to bicyclists, because on the trains marked ‘heavy crowding expected,’ it may not be possible to bring a bike on board,” said Steve Beroldo, BART’s bicycle program manager. “It will be a much better option to choose a train with the ‘light crowding expected’ icon,” he said.
BART is evaluating the results from a bike pilot held March 18-22 allowing bikes on board at all times (with some restrictions). The results of the pilot will be presented to the Board of Directors at a future meeting, with opportunity for public comment, before determining what happens next with bikes on BART.
Join us for the third annual BART Blue Sky Festival, Friday, April 19, just in time for Earth Day!
Absolutely free from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco. Get great environmental info and giveaways from dozens of eco-exhibitors, live music, carnival games with an eco-twist and more! Pick up a BART Blue Sky Passport at the festival, fill it with stamps from six festival exhibitors and redeem it for a free $6 BART ticket on the spot.*
For a full list of exhibitors and more info about BART's Blue Sky Celebration, visit www.bart.gov/bluesky.
Closest BART station: EMBARCADERO
*The first 5,000 people who turn in a completed passport will get a free $6 BART ticket right at the festival!
BART takes the next step in the history of bikes on board with a second pilot program the week of March 18-22 that will allow bikes on trains all day, including commute hours, with some restrictions.
“This is an important test because it will be a full work week during busy commute days, so we’ll get a look at how this works in ‘prime time’ conditions,” said Steve Beroldo, BART's bike program manager. In an earlier pilot, on five Fridays in August 2012, peak commute “bike blackout” hours were lifted (other bike rules remained in place and will for the new pilot, including not allowing bikes on escalators or in crowded cars). That was a more limited trial because Fridays tend to be the lightest commute day, and August is usually lighter due to vacations. A report on the first pilot was released last fall.
CHANGES SINCE FIRST PILOT
“We’ve used the experience of the first pilot to make changes for this one, such as designating all three of the first cars on a train during commute periods as ‘bike-free’, so customers who don’t want to share space with bikes will have more options,” Beroldo said.
Also since that time, a full slate of initiatives to improve BART’s ability to accommodate bikes has begun to be implemented. For example, train car interiors are being reconfigured to create more space for everyone; a bike etiquette campaign is continuing and expanding; and efforts are underway to increase secure bike parking, to name just a few.
BART's Bicycle Plan (.pdf) aims to make it easier to use a bicycle to get to and from BART, and has a goal of doubling the percentage of riders who access BART by bike from approximately 4.5% currently to 8% by 2022.
“Parking is at capacity, and other transit services are limited,” Beroldo said. “We need to get a lot more people to stations and bikes provide a friendly option.”
Most everyone agrees in theory that getting more people to bike to BART is a good thing, for clearing up congestion on roads, helping the environment, even for people’s personal health in increasing exercise. Yet BART trains are more crowded, with ridership at record levels, so the challenge is finding ways to accommodate bikes that don’t significantly disrupt the experience for others.
ADDRESSING ACCESSIBILITY CONCERNS
Alan Smith, vice chair of the BART Accessibility Task Force (BATF), said some seniors and people with disabilities have particular concerns. For them it is not only a matter of courtesy but of safety as well when entering or exiting a train if a bicycle is not properly positioned, he said.
Smith credited leadership from BART and local bike coalitions with efforts to promote bike etiquette and to fine-tune from the first pilot. “If there is good behavior and everyone cooperates, this can be a win-win,” he said. BATF member Janice Armigo Brown said other proposed changes, such as the creation of dedicated waiting areas for bikes on smaller platforms, will be important to put in place, and she remains hopeful it will be a success.
“Bikes can co-exist with BART riders,” she said. “They are environmentally friendly, quiet, and transport passengers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to where they need to go. Everyone wins with common-sense courtesy.”
BART Police Deputy Chief Ben Fairow said officers will be on their usual patrols during the bike pilot and that their first priority will be safety, making sure essential safety rules are followed so that cyclists and non-cyclists alike have a secure ride.
"We do expect an increase of people using bikes on BART during the pilot," Fairow said. "During the bike pilot week, we will have a heightened awareness of the fact that there may be some confusion about the rules. The most important thing is safety, and we'll be out as always working on that."
If any riders observe a situation where they believe there is a problem, the advice is the same as for other matters: For emergencies dial 911; reach BART Police directly at (510) 464-7000; use the train intercom at the end of each car to reach the train operator; or speak with a station agent, who can contact police. (Full BART Police Contacts list here.)
GOOD BEHAVIOR IN A RANDOM OBSERVATION
During a random observation two weeks before the bike pilot on a Rockridge Station platform, no one was observed boarding a blackout train with a regular bike during a period with some of the heaviest crowding, in the 8 am hour. Trains were standing room only, and even some riders carrying nothing more than a purse or backpack had trouble finding room to stand.
Steve Thompson waited with his bike to travel in the non-commute direction, which is already allowed under current rules. "I go the other way, so it's not a problem for me," he said. Still, he said, he's glad to see the pilot expanding because many cyclists commute in the busy direction during rush hour and would like to have BART as an option. “It keeps people out of cars,” he said.
A rush-hour rider traveling in the commute direction without a bike, who preferred to use only her first name of Caren, said her feelings were mixed.
"It's never really been a problem," she said, of her trips sharing space with bikes. However, she said that with increasing ridership in general, it will be even more important for cyclists to observe the rules and stay off crowded trains. "When you're talking about sardine-level crowding, there's no way that bicycles should be permitted," she said. "I am concerned, but this is a test program, so that's what it's for, to see how it works."
Justin Casey was boarding a commute-direction train with his folding bike, which is allowed at all times under current bike rules. He said he chose a folding bike partly to be able to follow the rules, and also because he’d rather keep his bike with him.
Even as a cyclist, Casey said he had some reservations about the pilot because he’s seen others with bikes -- not the majority but a few -- who don't follow the rules. "I'm kind of worried because you see some people trying to cram onto a crowded train, and it just makes it bad for everyone," he said.
NEW "CROWDING LEVEL" FEATURE TO COME
While bikes are “never allowed on crowded trains,” under BART bike rules, knowing what is a “crowded train” is somewhat subjective, Beroldo acknowledged. Pointing at a San Francisco-bound train on the Rockridge platform where barely a shred of daylight came through among the people standing, he said there’s some basic common sense and judgment involved. “If space feels tight even without a bike, then clearly you shouldn’t be bringing a bike on,” he said.
Later this year, BART will also make it easier for everyone to tell which trains are likely to be most crowded with a new "crowding level" feature in the bart.gov website’s QuickPlanner for web and mobile web users. Based on historic data, the BART QuickPlanner will show crowding levels for each leg of a weekday BART trip. “Although the data is not real time, the historic data we're using is generally predictive, and customers will be able to see which trips are less crowded than others,” said Timothy Moore, BART website manager.
PUBLIC FEEDBACK WILL GUIDE NEXT STEPS
Feedback from the public will be important.
“We will look closely at the results of this second pilot and at the feedback received in the survey,” Beroldo said. “We’re very interested to see what people experience doing this test in non-vacation, all-week conditions, and we encourage everyone to give us their comments.”
The survey will be live at www.bart.gov/bikes starting on the first day of the pilot, March 18. In addition, other feedback on bikes can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The results of the second bike pilot will be presented to the Board of Directors at a future meeting, with opportunity for public comment, before determining what happens next.
Today, the BART Board of Directors announced a second phase of “bikes on board” testing during the week of Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22, 2013. During this phase, bicycles will be allowed in all stations and on all trains all day during the test week. This is a change from the current policy which limits bicycle access to BART during commute hours. Download the presentation (.pdf) made to the Board for more details.
BART launched the first test phase of a modified bike access program in August 2012, when bikes were allowed on trains and in stations at all hours every Friday that month. “Our first pilot offered us great insight, but Fridays in August tend to be slow, and another round of testing and customer feedback is required before permanent changes to our bike access policy are considered,” said BART Board President Tom Radulovich.
Responding to input from some customers following our first pilot, BART is changing one rule during the new test: no bikes will be allowed in the first three cars of each train during commute hours (7 am to 9 am and 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm). This gives more options for those who want to avoid bikes all together. For safety reasons, at no time are bikes allowed in the first car.
“BART staff has been busy reconfiguring the interiors of our cars to allow for more space for standees, bikes, strollers, luggage and wheelchairs. These changes help make boarding and off-boarding easier for all our riders and provide more space for bike riders to stack their bikes and free up room for others. We are on track to have reconfigured 100% of our fleet by the end of June,” Radulovich said.
All operational safety related bicycle rules will be enforced during the test week including no bikes on crowded cars, yield to disabled and senior passengers, don’t block aisles and no bikes on escalators. See www.bart.gov/bikes for the full bike rules. Once again, customers will have an opportunity to take a survey starting March 18th and provide feedback about the test by going online to www.bart.gov/bikes or calling 1-888-743-9921.
"Expanding access and parking for bicyclists encourages riders to ditch their cars, freeing up car parking spaces for those who have no other option than driving," BART Board Member Robert Raburn said. "BART is installing more bike lockers and racks monitored by security cameras, but when bike parking is filled the remaining option is to bring the bicycle on board."
BART staff has been working closely with the bike coalitions and the Accessibility Task Force, which advocates on behalf of people with disabilities and seniors, to ensure successful implementation.
"We heard from countless bike riders on both sides of the Bay that the August pilot opened up regional commuting by bike for both experienced bike riders and those wanting to give it a try for the first time,” said Leah Shahum, Executive Director of the 12,000-member San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. “We applaud BART for instituting this week-long March pilot removal of the bicycle blackout period and look forward to helping make it a success for both those who ride bikes and those who don’t.”
"We are happy to work alongside BART to make this second all-hours bicycle access pilot a success for all BART riders,” said Renee Rivera, Executive Director of the 4,000-member East Bay Bicycle Coalition. “By creating more access for bikes on BART we are giving Bay Area residents a new healthy and convenient commute option.”
Commuter tax benefits for transit have increased in 2013, making BART an even better value.
Thanks to the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, there’s an increase in the amount you can save using pre-tax dollars for commuting. The tax code now allows up to $245 per month for qualified transit fares. And there’s another up to $245 per month allowed for qualified transit parking, including parking at BART stations.
You can take advantage of the benefits through employer-sponsored programs. Talk to your employer about what’s available or get more details at www.bart.gov/pretax.
Employees who set aside income on a pre-tax basis do not pay federal income or payroll taxes on the income set aside. If you have a combined (local, state, federal) tax rate of 40% and spend $240 per month on BART fares, you could save nearly $100 each month or $1,200 a year. If you pay for monthly BART parking at $63 per month, you could save an additional $25 per month or $300 per year.
Customers already rate BART as a good value for the money and these programs make it even better. In the 2012 customer satisfaction survey 70 percent rated BART a good value, up from 64 percent in 2010.
A new law aims to make BART safer and cleaner for riders and employees. BART is holding a series of community meetings in February to inform the public about the law and seek feedback on its implementation. Read the full story and get the meeting schedule at bart.gov. BART joins two other California transit systems, in Sacramento and Fresno, in implementing the law's provisions. See image below for an example of a public information poster that the Sacramento system used. BART will create its own public information materials explaining the new law.
It’s not your imagination. BART trains are still getting more crowded, especially in the peak commute hours. In 2012 BART carried more than 114 million riders, surpassing all records. BART also set an all-time single-day record of 568,061 as the Bay Area celebrated the 2012 Giants World Series victory.
The good news: It’s an indication the economy is rebounding; more people have jobs to go to; they’re choosing BART and reporting high customer satisfaction with important attributes such as on-time performance. The down side: Crowded cars are less comfortable for riders.
WHAT BART IS DOING TO HELP
BART is stretching train car utilization to the max, putting every possible car in service that can be used without jeopardizing safety or reliability. We’re also working over the long range to completely replace the fleet and expand capacity (see www.bart.gov/cars for more info). At a Board of Directors workshop Jan. 11-12, 2013, the Board heard presentations on the new rail vehicle program and on capacity planning issues. Download the new rail vehicle presentation and the capacity planning presentation for more details or play an archived video of the workshop for the discussion; you can access the information at www.bart.gov/board.
“Our cars continue to age and require intensive maintenance to maintain reliability,” Jay Bolcik, manager of schedules and service planning, said. BART has one of the oldest fleets in the nation. Meanwhile, “We are on track for yet another ridership record in 2013,” Bolcik said.
WHAT RIDERS CAN DO TO HELP
Riders can do their part to maximize space by following the guidelines for courtesy and safety, such as moving to the center of the car to make room for riders getting on, not holding the train doors open, following rules for bicycles and preparing to exit as the train nears your destination. With more crowded trains, a little patience goes a long way.
In 2012 BART saw weekdays with ridership of 400,000-plus – edging up past figures from 2008, the system’s highest sustained ridership levels for regular days, without special events. While overall numbers are one thing, looking at commute hours is even more telling – after all, about 57 percent of all BART ridership happens in the peak (defined as 7 am – 10 am and 4 pm to 7 pm). Every month in calendar year 2012 the combined AM/PM peak ridership has exceeded previous monthly records.
"PEAK OF THE PEAK" TRENDING TOWARD RECORD
Even more interesting is the “peak of the peak” – numbers obtained from internal modeling, showing riders traveling to the most congested stops in the San Francisco Financial District. Those numbers are trending even higher than the record seen in 2008 – about 49,000 every morning, compared with about 46,000 in 2008.
“Those peak hour trains are the most crowded,” Bolcik said. “We still have capacity, but we are running the maximum number of trains and cars at those times.” Because many of those riders are going to fixed work schedules, they have little flexibility to change their commute patterns.
BART is now serving 44 stations without any increase in the total fleet size, although some trains were lengthened on the Dublin line to serve the new customers using the West Dublin/Pleasanton station that opened in 2011. BART typically has 573 of its 669 train cars available at the peak commute, representing over 85 percent of the BART fleet – one of the highest utilization rates of any major transit agency. (The rest of the cars are undergoing scheduled maintenance or component upgrades.) “We don’t let a car operate unless we have complete confidence in its safety and reliability,” Bolcik said.
SAFETY AND RELIABILITY COME FIRST
Pressing train cars into service that are not road-ready would only lead to more delays. It’s akin to running your personal car without ever changing the oil – the longer you wait, the more damage you do, the greater chance of a major failure, and an even longer wait time when it eventually gets fixed.
Scheduling managers are constantly analyzing data from the passenger loads on BART trains, working to make any adjustments that are needed so that the right size trains can be assigned. In some cases even when more train cars would be optimal, there just aren’t enough to go around. That’s why you can’t guarantee that even if your regular route typically has a 10-car train, there won’t be a day when it has to be nine cars or even shorter, depending on availability. Train car lengths are available in the real-time departures section of bart.gov or on your mobile device at http://m.bart.gov, in addition to scrolling on the electronic signs above the platform.
As another way to help with capacity on the existing cars, until the new fleet arrives later this decade, BART is modifiying the seat configuration on trains to increase the space for standing riders, luggage, bikes and strollers, with plans to have all train cars modified by July 2013.
This is an updated version of a story that was originally published in May 2011.
Customers’ overall satisfaction with BART is up with gains in ratings for on-time performance and cleanliness of seats, reflecting investments in the system such as the installation of new, easier-to-clean vinyl seats.
The rankings came in the latest official BART Customer Satisfaction Survey, which is done every two years. Preliminary results were presented to the Board of Directors workshop this past weekend and full survey results will be released in a report later in February.
“We’d like to thank our riders for recognizing the investments we’ve made in the BART system, and let them know we are also working diligently on the areas where they find room for improvement,” Board President Tom Radulovich said. “We truly value this customer feedback and use it to set priorities for improving our service to customers.”
Overall satisfaction is up by two points in the 2012 survey compared with 2010, to 84% from 82% -- meaning 84% of respondents said they were very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the services provided by BART. Only 5% indicated they were somewhat or very dissatisfied with BART.
Survey respondents are also asked to rank 48 specific attributes on a scale with 1 being poor and 7 being excellent.
The attributes showing the greatest satisfaction improvements in 2012 were noise levels on trains, on-time performance, leadership in solving regional transportation problems, condition/cleanliness of seats and comfort of seats. The improved rankings on noise may be related to additional rail grinding of tracks, while the seat progress most likely reflects an ongoing upgrade from cloth to vinyl seats.
The attributes showing the greatest declines in 2012 were escalator and elevator reliability, elevator and station cleanliness and availability of seats on trains (down a range of between 2.1% and 4.6%) – the latter reflecting increased ridership over the past two years to the highest sustained levels the BART system has ever seen. The decline in numbers for escalator reliability is likely attributed to the problems BART experienced over the summer when a record 37 out of 179 units were out of service. BART responded with increased staffing and a concentrated repair effort to get the units back up and running.
The independent survey was conducted in September 2012. More than 6,000 randomly selected riders participated.
Fifty-seven-year-old Richmond resident Marque Moore’s first mistake was to have a stolen bike in his possession, his second was to try to sell it back to its owner. Fortunately for the bike theft victim, BART Police Officers were on hand when Moore agreed to meet at BART’s Ashby Station. The owner of the bike confirmed that the bicycle Moore was trying to sell was actually stolen from a residential burglary in the City of San Francisco three months prior. When BART Police searched Moore’s residence, officers discovered more than 10 bicycles, 57 bicycle tires, 24 bicycle wheels, 26 bicycle wheels with tires, 21 bike seats, 4 bicycle frames, a gun and ammunition. BART Police Investigators are looking for the owners of the recovered items to identify and claim their property.
BART Police booked Moore at Glen Dyer Jail in Oakland for two counts of possession of stolen property, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition and violation of probation. Once the recovered bicycles and/or parts are positively identified as stolen, additional charges will be sought through the District Attorney’s Office, and owners can be reunited with their property.
BART has posted photographs of the recovered bicycles and frames at:http://www.bart.gov/about/police/recovered_bikes.aspx so theft victims have access to identify their stolen property. In order to claim their property, owners must provide either a case number from a theft report, or other proof it belongs to them. Examples of such proof would be a receipt/proof of purchase which shows the serial number, or other identifiable marks unique to the bicycle.
If you recognize the bicycle, frame or other parts as yours telephone the BART Police Investigations Unit at (510) 464-7040.
With the start of 2013 we're moving our little blog to this new place right here, and we're looking forward to sharing more tidbits of BART news, rider photos, and whatever else we can find that's interesting and somewhat BART-related.
On the spectrum of "Stuff You Get From BART" this isn't quite what you'll see on our official website, www.bart.gov. That's where you go for trip plans, schedules, advisories, BART news etc. This is more like a long-form Facebook page with better pictures. If you have any ideas on what we could share, we'd love to hear what you think.
If you're interested in a walk down memory lane, you can still read the old posts below from when we started blogging way back in 2008.