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We provide train service throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Customer Services monitors M-F, 9-5. For automated updates: @SFBARTalert

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6⃣ BART Police will enforce the face covering requirement and be positioned at fixed posts near the faregates at many of our stations. Police personnel will conduct more frequent fare checks to increase staff presence on-board trains and inside stations.

1⃣1⃣ BART has continued to share daily ridership data on and will continue to do so. Daily BART ridership remains around 90-92% below expected pre-COVID-19 May projections. But we are noticing a very tiny upward trend.

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1⃣1⃣ BART will soon share train car loading data based on the number of riders on a specific train and how on average those riders can spread out among the cars. This information is not available in real time, but we plan to communicate it in some form of frequency online.

1⃣3⃣ BART will encourage employers to allow for staggered shifts to help spread out the commute and avoid crowding during peak travel times. BART staff will also participate in virtual town halls with companies to answer questions about BART service and new safety measures.

1⃣4⃣ BART is working to keep its frontline employees safe. BART is supplying workers with PPE and supplies and offering COVID-19 testing to employees. Station Agents have been advised to stay inside booth to limit exposure. Work areas are being disinfected frequently.

1⃣5⃣ BART is using this time of record low ridership to accelerate infrastructure rebuilding projects facilitated by the extra work hours made available due to an earlier closing time. The increased level of work will shave off time on projects potentially disruptive to riders.

We understand the public is looking to us to provide reassurance that service is as safe as possible and social distancing is followed. We believe this plan help answer many of the concerns. Lastly we want to thank all essential workers who have and continues to ride BART.

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@suldrew  There may be a media event on Friday. No public events as we know so far. We are on standby as staff delegates to working with VTA work out final details.

@alexindeed  Still on the drawing board but it may entail an easy to read graphic which details average passenger load data on specific peak times. The plan is to share them on website and social media to help riders make better social distancing decisions.

@newsmarg  @KCBSNewsHi  Margie, sorry for the late response but face mask vending machines statement is not quite accurate. BART Procurement staff is exploring having face mask vending machines inside stations but nothing is confirmed.

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Murder suspect identified in MacArthur stabbing. John Cowell is considered dangerous. Please call 911 if spotted. RIP Nia Wilson. We will bring this suspect to justice. Our thoughts are with the family and friends. Details:

Murder suspect now in custody! BART Police took him into custody at Pleasant Hill BART. Full details to come and Chief availability at Rockridge BART at 8pm. Thank you BPD and thank riders for keeping your eye out!!

We carry 28,000 people per hour through our Transbay Tube under the bay because of the capacity of a train. That’s nearly twice as much as cars over the bay. Why wouldn’t you prioritize something that carries far more (and safely with automatic train control) over cars?

All races, colors, religions, genders, ages, disabled, veterans, orientations, sexes & those of foreign national origin are welcome on BART.

You can take BART to all kinds of weekend events - also, direct service to SFO is running great right now.

Here is the dramatic platform video of our humble hero John O'Connor saving a man's life at the Coliseum station Sunday night. John is a Transportation Supervisor and has worked at BART for more than 20 years. An amazing rescue.

If you see or recognize this man, call BART police at 510.464.7000. He is under investigation for sexual battery.

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This mini horse is a service animal, and the owner provided paperwork to a station agent stating so. After consultation (station agents usually don’t see horses), the horse was allowed in. Trained service animals assisting people w/ disabilities and on leash are welcome on BART

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