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CalTrain Timetable Changes Effective April 4th

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

CalTrain has slightly changed its timetable effective April 4th. In response, VTA will change its services to match CalTrain's new schedule on April 11th.

To view the new timetable, visit To view VTA's service changes, visit

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Service Changes Coming to VTA April 11th

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

On April 11th, VTA will make several service changes along 7 lines along with minor changes to 12 lines, with many coinciding with CalTrain's recent service changes. Until then, though, connecting services between the two transit agencies will be quite random.

If you transfer to VTA from CalTrain, we recommend you catch an earlier tr...

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The First Bus Rapid Transit Line is Coming to the East Bay!

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The AC Transit Board of Directors has given O.C. Jones & Sons the official $108 million construction contract to build & construct the East Bay's first bus rapid transit (BRT) line!

AC Transit's future sophisticated BRT lines will travel between 20th Street & Broadway, in Downtown Oakland, to San Leandro BART along International Boulevard. 

The BRT system will replace AC Transit's existing Routes 1 and 1R, starting at 20h Street & ...

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SF's Newest Bike Corral is Literal Street Art

Posted on April 3, 2016 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

San Francisco, with the help of the SFMTA Bike Parking Program, has turned what used to be car parking into a gorgeous bike corral area.

When the SFMTA Bike Parking Program was just toying with the idea of converting a parking spot to a mural in asphalt Michael Krouse, owner of Madrone Art Bar, took the unique opportunity to spruce up the outside of his business....

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Normal Service Resumes Between Bay Point and N. Concord Stations

Posted on April 3, 2016 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

After a few weeks of off-and-on, to no, train service between Pittsburg/Bay Point and North Concord BART Stations, normal service has finally resumed, and BART is back on track.

That doesn't mean all problems are fixed, however, as BART still has no idea what is causing the huge power surges on the tracks and ...

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Partial Service Returns Between North Concord and Pittsburg/Bay Point Stations

Posted on March 22, 2016 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday, March 21st, partial service returned between BART's North Concord and Pittsburg/Bay Point Stations during both rush hours.

A shuttle train now runs during rush hours every 15 minutes between the two stations, but the bus bridge between N. Concord and Bay Point still remains during off-peak hours. 

Until BART can fix the issue, this unorthodox system will most likely continue, a huge obstacle for Bay Area commuters to tackle every day.

BART Experiences Its Worst Failure in Years, as Services are Shut Down

Posted on March 20, 2016 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

BART is getting worse, if you can believe it. Ever since the end of February 2016, the aging transit agency has experienced extreme electrical issues in the east-bound Transbay Tube direction and between North Concord and Pittsburg/Bay Point Stations.

The problem emerged towards the end of February in the Transbay Tube when certain BART cars traveling in the east-bound direction experienced a major voltage spike.

Relevant to C cars only, some cars were exp...

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Clipper Expands Once Again, as Three More Agencies Adopt Clipper

Posted on February 23, 2016 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Clipper is now officially expanding to transit agencies you've never heard of, which is a fantastic thing, as it points to a Bay Area that's slightly closer to a universal fare payment method.

Clipper has recently expanded to Petaluma Transit, Sonoma County Transit, and the Petaluma City Bus. To find out more on how to use Clipper on these transit agencies, visit

Today is Bay Area Transit News' 1st Anniversary

Posted on February 22, 2016 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

It's been one whole year since we began our website out of our sheer love of public transportation, and we've come quite a ways - We began our YouTube channel shortly after the launch of our website, we created Transit Accessible Attractions, and we launched our very own app, with substantial amounts of publicity.

We are going to continue the standard of excellence we held ourselves to one year ago, February 21st, as we begin our 2nd year bringing out the most up-to-date tra...

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BART Signs Currently Suck, But Improvements Are on the Way

Posted on January 30, 2016 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

"Wait, where's the exit," or, "Wait, where's the drop-off zone?" Are common questions for BART's riders, and it's certainly not their faults. BART has historically had awful signs that don't clearly point to the daily rider where to go.

However, this is changing, finally, in the next couple of years. It's already begun in several places, where BART has been installing new entrances, signs and information displays (below) around the system.

BART has also got...

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