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B. 01-13 Ads Spur Debate BART
C. 02-22 BART Promises To Add Cars BART
D. 03-22 Two Wanted For False Bomb BART Threat Oakland Downtown
4. 03-27 Computer glitch shut down trains BART
5. 03-28 System-wide delays of up to 45 minutes BART
03-29 BART In Standstill During Commute BART
H. 04-14 Contract To Strengthen Transbay Tube BART

Two Wanted For False Bomb BART Threat
Ads Spur Debate  BART officials will continue to post two controversial ads that attack pro-choice activists BART Promises To Add Cars BART: Passenger Panic Worsened Fire


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Mar.9
  A fire in a tunnel had started when some wood debris underneath tracks was set alight by a spark
 A fire between the Montgomery and Embarcadero train stations have started when some wood debris underneath tracks was set alight by a spark. A train operator headed east noticed the fire and did his best to keep calm. Someone in the train panicked and opened a car door. BART shut down power and triggered evacuations.
Mar.22
  2 men on the platform were yelling and claiming that there was a bomb on board the commuter train
Mar.27
Mar.28
Mar.29
  The latest in a series of computer glitches brought service across the entire system to a grinding halt
 35,000 BART passengers were stranded after the latest in a series of computer glitches in 3 days brought service across the entire system to a grinding halt


April 2006 ... more > Top ^
Apr.14 Contract To Strengthen Transbay Tube

June 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jun.7 Voters Reject BART Expansion Tax
  The plan to extend BART to SJ may be in jeopardy, now that voters have rejected Measure A Jun.13 BART Delays Blamed Debris On Tracks
Jun.17 BART Sues Over Train Control System Jun.22 Free Commutes 2 Days For Spare The Air
  BART, SF Muni, Caltrain, and other were offering free commutes. Buses, trains, and ferries run for free both days
Jun.26 'Spare The Air Day' Means Free Commute  25 Bay Area transit agencies have declared another Spare the Air Day and are offering free commutes Ridership Up 9% On Spare The Air Day  On the 3rd and final Spare the Air day, officials are predicting a 9% increase in ridership from a typical Monday Jun.30 Ad Campaign Target Raiders To SFO  The officials announced a $300,000 campaign aimed at increasing passenger numbers that haven't met expectations

July 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jul.6 Technical problems caused delays  A switching problem has resulted in trains from Richmond and Fremont terminating at 24th Street Mission Jul.8 Low Ridership On BART Airport Extension  The officials had projected there would be 18,000 average daily boardings. But there were only about 7,000 Jul.17 Spare The Air Leads To Free Commute
  It's the 4th spare the air day this year Jul.19 Temps Trigger Spare The Air Day
  Thursday will be the 5th Spare the Air day of the season to cut down smog-causing pollution during hot weather

August 2006 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3 Kids Ride Free On Saturdays In August  Children up to 12 years old will get a free ride and can combine the free trip with special offers Aug.9 New Explosive-Detection Dogs  3 new dogs will be added to BART's current roster of 7 dogs trained to scour the system for explosives Aug.22 People Found Under Trains
  A person was reported dead after being found at Union City. The alive woman was discovered at West Oakland

September 2006 ... more > Top ^
Sep.18 BART: One Fare Fits All  A BART board member wants to analyze a flat fare Sep.29 BART Breaks Ground On New Station
  The station that will be halfway between the Castro Valley and Dublin-Pleasanton stations

October 2006 ... more > Top ^
Oct.9 Ridership Reaches Record
  BART recorded 229,314, its highest Saturday ridership since trains carried their first passengers Oct.11 Power Failure Closes Downtown Station Oct.15 Smart Card System Rolled Out  Pass it over a circular glass reader at the toll gates and the fare gates open Oct.16 Transbay Tube Retrofit Plans Unveiled

November 2006 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1 Feds Approve BART Extension
  The Federal Transit Administration allows BART to extend service to Warm Springs


December 2006 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1 BART Train Stalls Inside Tunnel   Hours after a train was disabled near the 12th Street station, passengers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes




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Mar.9
  A fire in a tunnel had started when some wood debris underneath tracks was set alight by a spark
 A fire between the Montgomery and Embarcadero train stations have started when some wood debris underneath tracks was set alight by a spark. A train operator headed east noticed the fire and did his best to keep calm. Someone in the train panicked and opened a car door. BART shut down power and triggered evacuations.
Mar.27 Computer glitch shut down trains  At one point, the entire system was down for 10 minutes while trains went to manual mode Mar.28 System-wide delays of up to 45 minutes Mar.29 BART In Standstill During Commute
  The latest in a series of computer glitches brought service across the entire system to a grinding halt
 35,000 BART passengers were stranded after the latest in a series of computer glitches in 3 days brought service across the entire system to a grinding halt
Jun.13 BART Delays Blamed Debris On Tracks Jun.22 Free Commutes 2 Days For Spare The Air
  BART, SF Muni, Caltrain, and other were offering free commutes. Buses, trains, and ferries run for free both days
Jun.26 'Spare The Air Day' Means Free Commute  25 Bay Area transit agencies have declared another Spare the Air Day and are offering free commutes Jul.6 Technical problems caused delays  A switching problem has resulted in trains from Richmond and Fremont terminating at 24th Street Mission Jul.19 Temps Trigger Spare The Air Day
  Thursday will be the 5th Spare the Air day of the season to cut down smog-causing pollution during hot weather Aug.22 People Found Under Trains  A person was reported dead after being found at Union City. The alive woman was discovered at West Oakland Oct.11 Power Failure Closes Downtown Station Dec.1 BART Train Stalls Inside Tunnel   Hours after a train was disabled near the 12th Street station, passengers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes



BART, 2006 Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Business timeline, World Business timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.22 BART Promises To Add Cars
Apr.14 Contract To Strengthen Transbay Tube Jun.7 Voters Reject BART Expansion Tax  The plan to extend BART to SJ may be in jeopardy, now that voters have rejected Measure A Jun.17 BART Sues Over Train Control System Jun.26 'Spare The Air Day' Means Free Commute  25 Bay Area transit agencies have declared another Spare the Air Day and are offering free commutes Jun.26 Ridership Up 9% On Spare The Air Day  On the 3rd and final Spare the Air day, officials are predicting a 9% increase in ridership from a typical Monday Jun.30 Ad Campaign Target Raiders To SFO  The officials announced a $300,000 campaign aimed at increasing passenger numbers that haven't met expectations Jul.8 Low Ridership On BART Airport Extension  The officials had projected there would be 18,000 average daily boardings. But there were only about 7,000 Jul.17 Spare The Air Leads To Free Commute  It's the 4th spare the air day this year Aug.3 Kids Ride Free On Saturdays In August  Children up to 12 years old will get a free ride and can combine the free trip with special offers Sep.18 BART: One Fare Fits All  A BART board member wants to analyze a flat fare Sep.29 BART Breaks Ground On New Station  The station that will be halfway between the Castro Valley and Dublin-Pleasanton stations Oct.9 Ridership Reaches Record  BART recorded 229,314, its highest Saturday ridership since trains carried their first passengers Oct.15 Smart Card System Rolled Out  Pass it over a circular glass reader at the toll gates and the fare gates open Oct.16 Transbay Tube Retrofit Plans Unveiled Nov.1 Feds Approve BART Extension
  The Federal Transit Administration allows BART to extend service to Warm Springs




BART, 2006 Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Crime timeline, World Crime timeline Top ^
2006 Mar.22 Two Wanted For False Bomb BART Threat
  2 men on the platform were yelling and claiming that there was a bomb on board the commuter train
Aug.9 New Explosive-Detection Dogs  3 new dogs will be added to BART's current roster of 7 dogs trained to scour the system for explosives



BART, 2006 Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Politics timeline, World Politics timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.13 Ads Spur Debate  BART officials will continue to post two controversial ads that attack pro-choice activists Jun.7 Voters Reject BART Expansion Tax  The plan to extend BART to SJ may be in jeopardy, now that voters have rejected Measure A