Bad news if you take BART in the early morning hours during the week.
Beginning on February 11, 2019, BART's start of service will shift from 4 am to 5 am systemwide for a massive project that will retrofit the Transbay Tube.
About 2,900 riders enter our system in that first hour of service.
BART conducted extensive outreach during the month of April which included surveys, in-station outreach, multilingual media ads, community presentations, and meetings with airport employees, hospitality and service workers, business owners and unions.
A summary of the mitigation options and survey results were presented at the July 12, 2018 board meeting. The information has been used to decide what level of alternative bus service to provide during the 4am hour.
At its September 27, 2018 meeting, the alternative Early Bird Express bus service plan for the 5am opening will be presented to the BART Board of Directors.
The plan will establish 15 new bus lines to run between 3:50 am and 5 am. The new lines will be comprised of 7 transbay routes, 5 East Bay routes and San Francisco/Peninsula routes. The Early Bird Express bus network will provide service to a total of 13 nodes, including the Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco and 12 BART Stations.
Bus trips leaving from East Bay BART stations will arrive at the Salesforce Transit Center at 5 am, 5:15 am and 5:30 am.
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Jack and Carolyn talked about it on the air! Listen here: