BARt Derailed

  • INVESTIGATIVE Jun 12

    BART's New $90 Million Fare Gates Could Take 4 to 6 Years to Install

    On Wednesday, BART unveiled the first protype for its new fare gates designed to reduce rampant fare evasion, which costs the agency an estimated $25 million each year. BART hopes to install the new elevated gates systemwide, but the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit learned that could be a challenge after the coronavirus has caused a financial train wreck for...

  • Investigative Unit Jun 11

    BART's New $90 Million Security Gates Could Take 4 to 6 Years to Install

    BART will give an update on its plan to install brand new fare gates at all stations Thursday. The new design is supposed to prevent riders from sneaking past entrances without paying – a problem BART says costs millions of dollars each year. But with ridership now down dramatically – will BART still be able to afford the new gates?...

  • bart Nov 18, 2019

    BART ‘DERAILED': The Good, the Weird and the Dangerous

    NBC Bay Area spent months riding BART trains across the Bay Area, at all hours, to investigate how a once renowned transportation network became one of the most dangerous in the country.

  • bart Nov 17, 2019

    BART ‘DERAILED' Chapter 4: Blind Turn

    For months, the NBC Bay Area Investigative has sought to obtain BART surveillance videos that were used to close more than 100 criminal cases. BART has refused to release the fotage and faces allegations of lacking transparency in light of its record of withholding police reports and surveillance video. Senior Investigative Reporter Bigad Shaban reports in Chapter 4 of DERAILED.

  • bart Nov 17, 2019

    BART ‘DERAILED' Chapter 3: End of the Line

    BART Interim Police Chief Ed Alvarez acknowledges his police force of roughly 170 officers is not large enough to adequately protect passengers. He hopes to hire about 100 additional officers over the next five years, but that is contingent on receiving significantly more funding for his department. Senior Investigative Reporter Bigad Shaban reports in Chapter 3 of DERAILED.

  • bart Nov 17, 2019

    BART ‘DERAILED' Chapter 1: All Aboard

    An analysis by the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit reveals BART has a higher rate of violent crime than transportation systems in New York City, Los Angeles, D.C., and Atlanta. The Investigative Unit spent months recording on BART to understand how a once renowned transportation system got off track and transformed into one of the most dangerous in the nation....

  • bart Nov 17, 2019

    BART ‘DERAILED' Chapter 5: Full Steam Ahead

    BART’s new General Manager Bob Powers has a long term safety plan to boost the agency’s police force by about 100 officers and install new barriers at each of BART’s 48 stations. But it’s unclear whether the agency will be able to secure the millions of dollars necessary to make those changes and protect passengers. Senior Investigative Reporter Bigad Shaban...

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