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 Bay Area Rapid Transit - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In addition, Muni trains are not coordinated with BART schedules, and require a separate ticket for the majority of passengers.
There is fare coordination between Muni and BART in that Muni monthly pass holders are permitted to use BART for free within San Francisco city limits and BART passengers can purchase an add on pass for a half month that allows unlimited rides on Muni.
BART - Bay Area Rapid Transit District (http://www.bart.gov/)
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/BART   (2244 words)

 San Francisco CITYSCAPE :: the online journal of bay area urban design [ Transit: BART ]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
BART serves major destinations including downtown San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley (which is adjacent the UC campus); the San Francisco and Oakland airports (the latter via a shuttle); and the Oakland Coliseum and Arena.
BART is now planning a DMU extension of the Pittsburg/Bay Point line to Antioch in eastern Contra Costa County; it might eventually be extended to Byron or even Tracy, and if local officials will ever settle for anything less than "full" BART, another line might be built from Dublin/Pleasanton to Livermore or perhaps Tracy.
As we've said before, what Bay Area transit ultimately needs is to be both more centralized — as in a single management structure that can better coordinate service — and decentralized, in that the unique needs of each corridor should determine the mode used, with a focus on connectivity at key points.
sfcityscape.com /transit/BART.html   (3723 words)

 [PushBack] Bill Wattenburg’s Background: BART—Bay Area Rapid Transit System
BART and Westinghouse engineers insisted that this was a “one in a hundred-million failure that could never happen again.” BART would not cooperate with state agencies that wanted to investigate these problems before giving BART approval to operate the trains.
BART public relations issued a press release saying that Wattenburg was trying to “dazzle the press with scientific hocus-pocus.” The Bay Area papers all included the BART accusation in their stories.
One group of concerned BART directors demanded that he be allowed to speak at all meetings as a public representative and rebut anything he felt was not accurate in what the general manager and the BART engineers were telling the directors.
www.pushback.com /Wattenburg/bio/BART.html   (3424 words)

 Engineering Geology of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) System, 1964-75
BART was also the first rapid transit system in America to be fitted with a automatic train control, capable of handling 50 trains simultaneously (developed by Westinghouse).
The study concluded that BART must continue to monitor damage to their linings and make periodic adjustments to the tracks, but they were unable to calculate how much future realignment can be accommodated, because that depends on the structural reaction of the tunnels to the imposed shear strain, which is spread over a zone.
BART was one of the first high-visibility projects where tunnel boring machines (TBMs) were used extensively in a variety of mixed ground conditions, by a number of different contractors.
www.sonic.net /~mly/www.geolith.com/bart   (12351 words)

 Fruitvale Transit Village Project , Oakland, CA - Environmental Justice - Case Studies
The Fruitvale BART Transit Village is the outgrowth of a growing interest on the part of the Unity Council in developing a project that would have a large impact on the community of Fruitvale.
BART entered into an exclusive negotiating agreement with the Unity Council, agreed to a land swap and relocation of its parking facilities at the Fruitvale station, and worked collaboratively with a community on a project initiated by the community.
Unless the City of Oakland continues to work closely with BART and Fruitvale community leaders to manage future development in the area in accordance with the transit village concept and the community plan for the area, the original focus of the project may be lost.
www.fhwa.dot.gov /environment/ejustice/case/case6.htm   (4600 words)

 BART, Bay Area Rapid Transit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
When BART opened this station it was merely adjacent a mall, and a short siding existed south of the station.
BART is monumentalist by design in some places, and this is one.
On June 22, 2003, BART officially opened an extension south of Colma on the San Francisco peninsula to Millbrae, with intermediate stops at South San Francisco, San Bruno, and San Francisco International Airport.
world.nycsubway.org /us/sf/bart.html   (3752 words)

 USATODAY.com - Bay Area Rapid Transit strike looms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
BART management said the major sticking point was finding a compromise that would not further burden riders, who have already been hit with fare increases and parking charges.
The last time BART workers went on strike was in 1997, when the six-day walkout led to traffic headaches throughout the region.
Larry Hendel, chief negotiator for the transit system's two largest unions, said he had his "fingers crossed" that a strike could be averted.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-07-05-bart-strike_x.htm?csp=34   (389 words)

 San Francisco's BART and CALTRANS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
BART is unique among the nation's heavy rail transit systems in that it is neither a city-style subway nor a high-speed suburban railroad,
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and CalTrain both seem to be doing a good job of "studying" solutions to the Peninsula traffic mess.
BART is already electric but is proposing a winding, slower route in order to serve more stations on the way.
www.lakemirabel.com /Railroad/BART1.html   (4523 words)

 Bechtel Corporation—Projects—Signature Projects—Bay Area Rapid Transit System
BART remains an engineering achievement of immeasurable importance.
BART was among the first systems designed to be fully automated and computer controlled, right down to the fare collection.
The BART system originally spanned three counties, including 123 kilometers (74 miles) of track and 34 stations, and presented numerous challenges for the Bechtel joint venture.
www.bechtel.com /sprtran.htm   (609 words)

 Bay Area Rapid Transit at Wap Review
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is rail transit system in the San Francisco CA (USA) Bay Area.
Unfortunately, although BART's web site says it's for your "mobile phone or PDA", BART's effort seems to be designed for devices with a large touch screen rather than the typical phone.
Note that BART already has a native mode trip planner for Palm and Windows PDAs that looks and functions almost identically to the wireless version but uses a local database rather than data access.
wapreview.com /blog/?p=15   (684 words)

 415 - Case Study - BART - Bay Area Rapid Transit
The Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) serves over three million people a year and covers four San Francisco Bay Area counties.
After twenty-eight years and more than one billion passengers, residents still rely on BART as a safe, economical, and energy-efficient means of transportation.
As the transit system of choice for an incredibly tech-savvy community, BART recognized that technology could better serve the needs of today's urban traveler, and approached 415 to improve the performance, scalability, accessibility, and aesthetic of their site.
www.415.com /live/work_case_bart_ov.html   (115 words)

 Bay Area Rapid Transit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The program was launched to the general public in fall 2006 with rollout on AC Transit, Dumbarton Express, and Golden Gate Transit lines.
BART was one of the first US systems of any size to have substantial automated operations.
BART does not operate two-car trains per PUC requirements, even though it is operationally feasible.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bay_Area_Rapid_Transit   (6636 words)

 P&TS - Alternative Transportation: Bay Area Transit
Transit passes can be purchased online or at our main office, and most employees can use payroll deduction to pay for passes or commuter checks and receive pre-tax savings (SLAC employees, please consult your payroll or benefits office).
BART connects with the Caltrain station in Millbrae for seamless transfers from the South Bay to the rest of the Bay Area.
The Dumbarton Express runs weekdays from the Union City BART station across the Dumbarton Bridge to the Palo Alto Caltrain station, where you can connect with the Marguerite.
transportation.stanford.edu /alt_transportation/BayAreaTransit.shtml   (919 words)

 San Francisco Bay Area public trasportation directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
BayAreaTransit.net is a complete directory of all public transportation authorities and other mass transit options in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Please choose a part of SF Bay Area where you are looking for public transportation.
Operates a rapid rail transit system throughout the Bay Area with direct service to the San Francisco International Airport.
www.bayareatransit.net   (393 words)

 Bike-BART adventures - Bay Area Rapid Transit Sunset - Find Articles
BART stations bring you within a mile of some of the area's best bike trails, including the ones high-lighted here.
With a bike permit, you can take your bicycle on BART any time except the weekday commute hours of 6:30 to 9 A.M. and 3:30 to 6:30 P.M. BART operates 6 A.M. to midnight Mondays through Saturdays, 9 A.M. to midnight Sundays.
Using BART with your bike for the first time can be a bit confusing.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1216/is_v173/ai_3497879   (437 words)

 Bay Area Inns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The hotel is just minutes away from St. Mary's College, JFK University, the Lafayette Park Hotel, the Lafayette Reservoir and both the Orinda and Moraga Country Clubs.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) connects the entire Bay Area with high-speed light rail service.
With the Lafayette BART station only six blocks from the hotel, hotel guests can easily reach all San Francisco and Oakland attractions, including the airports, without a car.
www.bayareainns.com /sfarea.html   (275 words)

 Panasonic Systems Integration Case Study: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit
The new West Bay expansion project adds 8.7 miles of new track and four new stations, including a station located inside the new international airport terminal, to the existing 95 mile, 39 station BART system.
The project incorporates the design, engineering and installation of public address (PA) and CCTV systems at four new BART stations in one of the world's most advanced public transportation systems; initial PA system at San Francisco International Airport (SFIA); CCTV and PA control at BART Central and BART PA interface to the SFIA PA system.
System design for public address and security function in a major municipal project required an understanding of public access issues and the ability to work within an extended review process.
www.panasonic.com /business/systemsintegration/case_bart.asp   (220 words)

 League of Women Voters - Bay Area Monitor
The Bay Area Monitor, the San Francisco Bay Area's impartial review of regional issues, has been published for over 25 years as a project of the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Education Fund.
Material and viewpoints are chosen by the LWVBA Education Fund to provide a comprehensive view of regional topics.
Permission is granted to copy this publication in whole or in part as long as material is credited to the Bay Area Monitor of the LWVBA.
www.bayareamonitor.org   (144 words)

 Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
A leading concessionaire in the San Francisco Bay Area was selected by the Bay Area Rapid Transit Authority to provide outdoor convenience store kiosks at commuter train stations.
MFI designed, fabricated and installed the pre-constructed building for use in the Pleasant Hill commuter station of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) during 2002.
Additional buildings are planned for several more BART locations.
www.mfi4u.com /clients/profile-details.asp?intProfileID=1   (240 words)

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 CCIT - California Center for Innovative Transportation
Download documents related to a Request for Information (RFI) for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA)
Wi-Fi hotspots are being added to areas convenient to potential users, such as passenger trains.
Request for Information (RFI) for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA)
www.calccit.org /projects/train2.html   (702 words)

 Bay Area Rapid Transit Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) - Research and Development EZ Commerce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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