Today’s Headlines

  • More on New BART Fare Gates (Kron4)
  • How to Get Your Ear Buds off BART Tracks (SFGate)
  • BART and Transit Fast Facts (MercNews)
  • More on Lyft’s Legal Monopoly on Bike Share (CourthouseNews)
  • Motorist Who Struck SFPD Bike Cop Found Guilty (NBCBayArea)
  • Supes Again Block Housing Reform (SFChronSFExaminer)
  • More on Teacher Housing (SFWeekly)
  • Homeless Camps in Silicon Valley Visible from Space (CBSLocal)
  • San Mateo Turns off Red-Light Cameras (CBSLocal)
  • Motorist Runs Down Toddler in Santa Rosa (CBSLocal, NBCBayArea)
  • Food Truck Park in the Bayview (SFChron)
  • Beautiful Bay Area Libraries (Curbed)

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  • thielges

    On retrieving items dropped on tracks, here’s a nifty sign indicating that the station agent has a retrieval tool:

  • Roger R.

    Great image! BART should totally pirate that.

  • re: BART fare gates

    Good luck. Half the time the fare gates at Balboa Park and Embarcadero are permanently open. When they’re not, evaders simply slide one of the gates aside and walk right through. I see it every single day. I spoke with a police officer last week at the Embarcadero station who said the blame is entirely on BART who does nothing to curb fare evasion or provide permanent security. He said the agency is a joke. Like we didn’t already know.

  • crazyvag

    I do wish them luck.

    In London, they changed the role of “agent” to an “ambassador”. And rather than have them sit behind a glass window, the ambassadors stand behind the fare gates with a tablet and assist anyone with questions or problems.

    It also keeps people from jumping gates, since ambassador will immediately radio for security along with person’s description.