BART announces plans for rail car assembly site in Bay Area

BART joined Bombardier Transportation, the manufacturer of its “Fleet of the Future” railway cars, for a Friday press conference to announce the upcoming implementation of a new railway car assembly site in Pittsburg, California, which will reduce the shipping distance for BART’s rail cars by more than 3,000 miles.
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New BART car design prompts concern from disabled community

A new car design that seeks to revamp BART trains has raised concerns among the Bay Area’s disabled community — especially a pole featured in the cars that would potentially decrease wheelchair accessibility. Disabled and elderly individuals voiced dissatisfaction with the pole during a Tuesday event at the North Berkeley
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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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New BART cars on track to arrive in 2014

Gritty carpets and stained fabric seats greet commuters who step inside Bay Area Rapid Transit train cars. It can be difficult to hear the conductor announce the next stop, and when the trains are crowded, difficult to discern at which station the train is arriving. But BART officials promise this
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