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Jury awards $7M to family of man slain by BART police officer

Jury awards $7M to family of man slain by BART police officer

A federal jury awarded $7 million in damages to the family of Sahleem Tindle, who filed a federal lawsuit against BART after he was slain by an officer in 2018.
Coronavirus: BART will ask for emergency funding as ridership drop continues

Coronavirus: BART will ask for emergency funding as ridership drop continues

Bart is installing hand sanitizers in all its stations, but the decline in daily passengers is costing the agency an estimated $450,000 to $600,000 per day in lost fare revenue, system officials said.
Jury begins deliberations over convicted killer’s sanity during murder of Nia Wilson

Jury begins deliberations over convicted killer’s sanity during murder of Nia Wilson

The jury in the trial of convicted killer John Cowell began deliberating Wednesday on the defendant's mental sanity during the time of the fatal stabbing of Nia Wilson.
Two teens arrested in Castro Valley BART robbery

Two teens arrested in Castro Valley BART robbery

Two teens were arrested in a robbery Tuesday night at the Castro Valley BART Station, the latest juvenile suspects to be arrested in crimes at BART stations.
Nia Wilson’s BART killer convicted of murder

Nia Wilson’s BART killer convicted of murder

John Lee Cowell accused of killing Nia Wilson was found guilty of first degree murder Tuesday after the jury deliberated for just several hours.
Coronavirus: BART ridership plummets as commuters work from home and anxieties mount

Coronavirus: BART ridership plummets as commuters work from home and anxieties mount

Passengers reported finding unusually generous amounts of elbow room and empty spaces in station parking lots that normally fill first thing in the morning.
‘He knew what he was doing’ Jury begins deliberations in Nia Wilson BART murder trial

‘He knew what he was doing’ Jury begins deliberations in Nia Wilson BART murder trial

The jury began deliberations Tuesday afternoon the murder trial of Nia Wilson, who was fatally stabbed on a BART platform July 2018 by accused killer John Cowell.
Coronavirus May Have a Lasting Impact on Public Transit Funding

Coronavirus May Have a Lasting Impact on Public Transit Funding

Ridership is likely going to plummet, which will make it harder on local transit agencies
What’s wrong with these sidewalk ramps the way they are?

What’s wrong with these sidewalk ramps the way they are?

Plus: An update from the guy worried about driving to San Francisco for "Hamilton" matinee.
DA: ‘He took that little girl’s life’ Closing arguments in Nia Wilson’s BART killer trial

DA: ‘He took that little girl’s life’ Closing arguments in Nia Wilson’s BART killer trial

The prosecution for the John Cowell trial argues Cowell had intent to kill Nia Wilson and her sister Letifah on July 22, 2018 at the MacArthur BART station, where Nia Wilson was killed.
Coronavirus: BART and AC Transit step up cleaning, no sign riders are staying away

Coronavirus: BART and AC Transit step up cleaning, no sign riders are staying away

Local transit agencies are wiping down buses and trains with disinfectants as they look to reassure riders anxious about coronavirus.
Transportation taxes flopped on Super Tuesday. Is that bad news for the Bay Area’s ‘mega-measure’?

Transportation taxes flopped on Super Tuesday. Is that bad news for the Bay Area’s ‘mega-measure’?

A business-backed campaign wants funding for a big transportation measure to come from a sales tax. Another wants businesses and the wealthy to pay.
Skip the line: You can use an app to pay for BART parking at these stations

Skip the line: You can use an app to pay for BART parking at these stations

The transit agency announced Wednesday that it will let riders at five stations pay daily parking fees on the official BART app instead.
Contra Costa County’s Measure J, tax meant to tame traffic, far behind early

Contra Costa County’s Measure J, tax meant to tame traffic, far behind early

Measure J would raise sales taxes by half a cent to fund transportation projects, with most of its money planned for public transit, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.
Swenson wheels and deals on choice downtown San Jose block

Swenson wheels and deals on choice downtown San Jose block

Swenson, a legendary Bay Area developer, is the latest to buy a parcel in what some experts call "The Mitchell Block," a section of downtown San Jose near First Street and Santa Clara Street currently
Daly City: Man found dead aboard BART early Sunday

Daly City: Man found dead aboard BART early Sunday

A man was found dead aboard a train car in Daly City Friday, prompting police to briefly close down the station.
Daly City: BART station closed Friday after man found unconscious aboard train car

Daly City: BART station closed Friday after man found unconscious aboard train car

A man was found dead aboard a train car in Daly City Friday, prompting police to briefly close down the station.
Daly City BART station reopens after police activity

Daly City BART station reopens after police activity

DALY CITY — The BART station was briefly closed Friday evening due to police response to an unspecified incident, authorities said. At 8:25 p.m., BART’s @SFBARTAlert Twitter account said police
BART rolling out in-app payments for daily parking starting with 5 stations

BART rolling out in-app payments for daily parking starting with 5 stations

Permit parking payments through the app aren't here yet, though As a Bay Area-based website, this story might be a bit inside baseball to a lot of you, but screw it, Silicon Valley is The Best
What’s the plan for Bay Area’s ‘most congested mile’? Roadshow

What’s the plan for Bay Area’s ‘most congested mile’? Roadshow

Plus: Another endorsement of BART to San Francisco's theater district.