Posts Tagged: BART

Berkeley to Oppose BART Housing Bill

Berkeley to Oppose BART Housing Bill

Posted May 24, 2018 by

Berkeley City Council Mistakes Parking Lots for Paradise On May 29, the Berkeley City Council votes on whether to oppose AB 2923, which makes it easier to build housing on BART property. Sponsored by Assembly members David Chiu and Tim
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Bay Area Needs More Than New Bart Tube

Bay Area Needs More Than New Bart Tube

Posted February 10, 2015 by

Now that a second BART tube is on the political radar, it’s time to look at other overdue strategies for making the inner Bay Area less dependent on cars. For example, extending BART to Emeryville, a city clogged with parked
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Were Ferguson Protests Effective?

Were Ferguson Protests Effective?

Posted December 2, 2014 by

On Black Friday, my Twitter feed was ablaze with messages about the shutdown of the West Oakland BART station. Tweets praised protesters for chaining themselves to BART cars in order to block train service to and from San Francisco. This 
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BART — Too Few Disabled Riders to Matter?

BART — Too Few Disabled Riders to Matter?

Posted October 7, 2014 by Bob Planthold

BART board and staff actions the past few years seems less based on principles than on appeasing large numbers of [ potential ] passengers. – During 2013’s two strikes, people with disabilities were prevented from riding the free accessible shuttle
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Will Republican James Fang Win Again?

Will Republican James Fang Win Again?

Posted September 8, 2014 by

This November should be the worst of all times for an incumbent BART Board member to face voters. It’s voters’ first chance to punish BART management for the 2013 strike. Recent reports have highlighted “smelly and filthy” San Francisco BART
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