BART

Man Shows Incredible Restraint As Idiot Racist Unloads On Him

“Being Chinese, I was worried...I would be targeted as well.”<p>An Asian man was repeatedly verbally and then physically assaulted by an old white man …

Viral

Police investigate after video shows transit rider using racial slurs, striking others

Police in California are investigating an incident involving a San Francisco Bay Area public transit rider who was caught on camera allegedly slapping another customer and using racial slurs.<p>Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police received three calls around 10:10 p.m. PT on Monday from riders …

Policing

The Life-Changing Act of Saying Hello

William Cromartie is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station agent who finds meaning through the simple act of saying hello. Every day, William greets 4,000 Oakland commuters—fist-bumping, shaking hands, and hugging people from all walks of life. The UC Berkeley graduate and former entrepreneur …

Transit

‘Hate you Chinese f*ckers’: California train passenger’s ‘deplorable’ racist attack caught on video

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) authorities are opening an investigation into a violent racist incident that took place Monday night on a light rail …

Liberal View

Tech's Competing Future Urban Visions

The tech industry is in the midst of making bold moves today that will have long-lasting impact. No, not the next big tech product that makes life easier, or makes data more available. Right now, tech’s titans are making decisions that will determine not only their own futures, but potentially the …

Silicon Valley

After assault caught on video, BART pledges probe, praises riders

This deplorable act is being investigated. We have the ability to ban violent riders- it’s called a prohibition order and we issue them when …

Transit

Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: Unlike Uber And Lyft, Scoop Targets Employers

News and insights from around the Web:<p><b>Startups</b><p>Scoop wants to take carpooling mainstream: “Like other mobile era transportation services such as Uber and Lyft, Scoop uses technology to aggregate demand and to match drivers and riders. But the unique ingredient behind the company’s momentum is its …

Entrepreneurship

Would you pay $7.50 for Antioch eBART trip to SF? Speak up now

ANTIOCH — East County residents have a chance to weigh in on how much it will cost to hop on an eBART train from the transit agency’s two newest …

Transit

With $36 Million In Financing, Scoop Wants To Make Carpooling Mainstream

Rob and Jon Sadow got their first taste of carpooling while growing up in Atlanta in the early 2000s. The two brothers would team up for their 25-minute drive to high-school, Rob at the wheel, and Jon, his junior by three years, typically riding shotgun.<p>Now, the Sadows have teamed up once again for …

Technology

13 criminally underrated movies on Netflix you owe it to yourself to watch

Since its inception, Netflix has stood as the benchmark for on-demand entertainment. As its popularity grew, so too did the streaming service’s …

Entertainment

Transforming a Bay Area Brownfield Into a Green Jewel

Two decades ago, Richmond, California, was probably best known for its murder rate, poverty and industrial pollution, most famously from the Chevron …

Cities

Inside a Homeless Encampment on the Brink of Eviction

Barring another reprieve in court, the Bay Area's relatively uncontroversial Here/There community could be vacant in a matter of days.<p>On Saturday, October 21, police officers with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) roamed twin slivers of land on the border of Berkeley and Oakland, California, …

Poverty

This photo shared by BART is pure Bay Area Halloween

Halloween isn't reserved for people aboveground, as some BART riders demonstrated Tuesday.<p>BART tweeted photos of some riders decked out in their best Halloween get-ups on the subway and it was a mix of spooky and humorous.<p>One rider dressed up as a giraffe and casually stood by the platform as he …

San Francisco

Despite Delays, BART Hopes To Receive New Railcars Ahead Of Schedule

Citywide, OaklandNew BART car (right). | Photo: Bay Area Rapid TransitAs we reported yesterday, the first new BART railcars recently passed safety …

San Francisco

BART Hopes To Put 10 New Railcars In Service Before Thanksgiving

Citywide, OaklandPhoto: ABC7 NewsAs <i>SFGate</i> reported earlier this week, BART's new Bombardier railcars recently passed safety tests and are nearly …

San Francisco

The Japanese subway is truly terrifying on Halloween

Halloween is no longer for Westerners only. It’s now a billion-dollar industry in Japan, where Tokyo’s enthusiastic revelers turn their subway system …

Lifestyle

SPUR Talk: Metropolitanism versus Local Control in the Bay Area

Since the United States declared its independence, there’s been a fight about whether government should be centralized for efficiency, or things …

Sustainable Transport

Alleged BART Pooper Busted, But Not For Pooping On BART

According to a Facebook fan who sent me this photo, the person who was caught using @SFBART as a public 🚽 has struck again. …

Crime

Marshawn Lynch took public transit home from Raiders game

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch took mass transit following Thursday's game. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports<p>Marshawn Lynch was ejected from Thursday …

NFL

LOOK: Marshawn Lynch rides train home with Marcus Peters after Raiders' win - CBSSports.com

Passengers were treated to some explicit chants from the Oakland running back, too<p>Marshawn Lynch might not have left the stadium after his ejection …

Football (U.S.)

Lonzo Ball struggled in first NBA game and other news of the week

The Week That Was Oct. 16-20<p>Monday 10.16.17<p>Just being unusually cruel at this point, the Kansas City Chiefs signed running back C.J. Spiller for the …

Lonzo Ball

Raiders' Marshawn Lynch ejected after making contact with official

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Marshawn Lynch was ejected from the Oakland Raiders' 31-30 win over the Kansas City Chiefs midway through the second quarter …

Marshawn Lynch

Nashville Mayor’s $5.2 Billion Transit Plan Proposes Free Fares for Some

(Photo by Michael Rivera)<i>Our weekly “New Starts” roundup of new and newsworthy transportation projects and ideas worldwide.</i>Related Stories• Lagos Gets …

Urban Design

A Caring Station Agent Who Personally Greets 4,000 Bay Area Rapid Transit Commuters Every Day

“Agent of Connection” is a short film by Ivan Cash, a wonderfully prolific filmmaker and interactive artist. In the film, Cash profiled Bay Area …

Transit

BART: Redesigned wheels make for quieter ride, but real improvement will take years

OAKLAND — BART riders long accustomed to cupping their palms over their ears each time a train enters tunnels or hits a curve in the track may soon …

Trains

Transit app helps lay charges in sexual assaults, but could be violating your privacy – VICE News

A new transit safety app sweeping North America and recently adopted by Toronto’s transit system is being credited for helping to lay charges in two sexual assault incidents. But it’s also the target of a lawsuit from a California transit user who says it violated her privacy.<p>It’s yet another case …

Privacy

Milpitas: Council approves rezoning industrial land for residential use in transit area

The Milpitas City Council’s split decision last week to rezone four properties from industrial to residential in the city’s transit area and approve …

San Francisco Bay Area

In Season

A food blogger in search of his city’s spice<p>Article By<p>In Season<p>A food blogger in search of his city’s spice<p>Article By<p>Paid Content By Samsonite<p>If you …

Transit

Why Steel Wheels Once Again Make for a Great Getaway

American mythology, insofar as it’s connected to the criminal, is steeped in desperadoes getting away from the crime scene just as fast as they got …

Culture

Woman, 40, found dead in tent in South Berkeley homeless camp

A young woman's body was found in a tent in South Berkeley on Friday morning, and authorities are investigating her death, police report.The post …

Crime