San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Context for Year Founded
Governing or Corporate Structure
BART is governed by nine Board of Directors, directly elected by the people of the three voting counties, Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco. There are five board-appointed officers who run the agency. They are the General Manager, Controller- Treasurer, Independent Police Auditor, General Counsel and District Secretary.
Significant Historical Milestones
The public can get a quick glimpse of our timeline by visiting: http://www.bart.gov/sites/default/files/docs/PosterTimeline_v2.pdf
See our timeline: http://www.bart.gov/sites/default/files/docs/PosterTimeline_v2.pdf
Public Transit and Commuter Rail Agencies
Number of Employees
Number of Bus Routes Provided
Number of Rail Lines Served
Major Planned Investments
1.) BART will be opening the first segment of the BART to Silicon Valley extension in late 2015. The 5.4 mile "Warm Springs" extension is in Alameda County. The tracks will extend from BART's Fremont Station to the Warm Springs District of the City of Fremont. 2.) BART is also replacing and expanding its fleet of 669 train cars with at least 775 cars made by Bombardier. The first 10 test cars will arrive in late 2015. BART has plans to increase the fleet to 1,000 plus cars when funding is available. 3.) BART will open a 10 mile extension from its Pittsburg/Bay Point Station to the city of Brentwood in Contra Costa County. This extension is called eBART. The "E" stands for Eastern Contra Costa County.