Dozens wait in a line for the F Transbay bus to Berkeley at the Temporary Transbay Terminal on Thursday.

Fire near West Oakland BART station cuts off transbay service

A fire that broke out near an Oakland BART station early Thursday morning halted train service between the East Bay and San Francisco, forcing commuters to seek alternate means of transportation while workers hurry to fix the damaged tracks. Officials reported that a fire broke out around 2:15 a.m. at a
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BART’s Board of Directors deemed the agency’s decision to cut cellphone service disproportionate at a special meeting.

BART to vote on $1.5 billion contract for new cars

Bay Area Rapid Transit’s staff recommended that its Board of Directors sign a $1.5 billion dollar contract for the next generation of trains at its board meeting Thursday. BART will be replacing the current trains because they have been in continuous use since 1972 and are the oldest in America.
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Pilar Huerta - Opinion Blog Writer

‘Sup Bay Are-uh

Savage Heart Murmurs

Let’s go to East Oakland — home of the hyphy movement, Oakland’s criminal notoriety and the smartest and chillest six-year-olds I’ve ever met.Twice a week this past semester isn’t enough. I’ve been working at a public elementary school in East Oakland, soothing the insecure cool out of first grade boys
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Bart Station

BART could add new trains, increase service

In addition to its ongoing multibillion-dollar project to replace all its train cars, Bay Area Rapid Transit could soon see extended service hours and upgrades to existing cars. In a meeting Thursday, BART’s Board of Directors reviewed the budget for fiscal year 2013 and — in expectation of an increase
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Getting bang for your buck

V.O.I.C.E. Initiative supports new journalism

I remember sitting in the Daily Cal’s conference room during the fall semester of 2008. I was gathered there with my fellow sportswriters for our bi-weekly meeting. At the end of the meeting, the sports editor at the time, Matt, said that he had some bad news to share with
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BART to seek input on fare increases

The Bay Area Rapid Transit District will seek community input next month about upping ticket prices, an increase aimed at generating approximately $5 million in new revenue for the upcoming fiscal year. BART has proposed three different models to implement the fee increases, which are set to take effect in
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BART sees near record ridership numbers over weekend

With the westbound Bay Bridge closed this weekend, Bay Area travelers packed on to BART, resulting in near-record ridership numbers. Unofficial numbers — from a BART press release sent out Monday morning — put Sunday’s ridership at approximately 178,000 people. This is tens of thousands higher than the previous Sunday
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