• Derailed Sep 25

    Behind Season 2 of Our Digital Series ‘DERAILED'

    Q&A with Digital Correspondent Abbey Fernández and Senior Investigative Reporter Bigad Shaban on season 2 of NBC Bay Area’s digital series ‘Derailed.’ You can binge watch season 1 and 2 on our app, YouTube channel, Apple TV, and on our website.

  • bart Sep 11

    BART ‘DERAILED': The Pandemic, Financial Fallout, and Racial Reckoning

    The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit spent more than a year recording on BART, interviewing passengers, and questioning top transit officials to find out how a once world-class transportation system got derailed.

  • Derailed Sep 11

    Back in the Day: A look at BART Before and After the Pandemic

    This “digital extra” provides a unique glimpse into life on BART before and after the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • bart Sep 11

    Path to DERAILED: How Our BART Investigation Began

    This behind-the-scenes look lays out our year-long investigative journey in creating a digital series focused entirely on BART, one of the Bay Area’s most prominent transit agencies.

  • Derailed Sep 11

    BART ‘Derailed' Season 2 Ch. 1: “It Does Feel Eerie”

    Some in the San Francisco Bay Area were afraid to ride BART well before the pandemic. Now, in the middle of a global health crisis, what exactly are the risks? The NBC Bay Area spent months recording on BART, interviewing passengers, and questioning top medical professionals and BART leaders to investigate the health and safety hazards of catching...

  • Derailed Sep 11

    BART ‘Derailed' Season 2 Ch. 2: “Hopefully Never”

    BART is still without about 90 percent of its passengers. The dramatic decline dates back to late March, when much of the Bay Area instituted shelter-at-home orders. As a result, BART is predicting a $363 million shortfall this year alone. As the agency’s leaders frantically try to balance the books, some are questioning BART’s spending, especially on projects...

  • Derailed Sep 11

    BART ‘Derailed' Season 2 Ch. 3: “An Exemplary General”

    The national debate about race and police reform is echoing inside BART’s virtual board room as BART directors argue over the role of law enforcement and the need to restructure BART’s own police force. The debate gets personal with one director accusing another of sharing racist views.

  • Derailed Sep 11

    BART ‘Derailed' Season 2 Ch. 4: “Go Where There's Fish”

    As BART’s police department grapples with a loss of funding, an NBC Bay Area investigation raises serious questions about a year-long BART police operation and its potential impact on Black riders. After obtaining and reviewing more than 12,000 criminal citations issued by BART police, the Investigative Unit exposes a serious disparity in how often Black passengers are cited by...

  • Derailed Sep 11

    BART ‘Derailed' Season 2 Ch. 5: “He Deserved to Live”

    BART’s police force is slated to soon undergo a major transformation. At the same time, Wanda Johnson is pushing for additional anti-racism training across BART’s police department – the very agency that took her son’s life more than a decade ago. Her son, Oscar Grant, was shot and killed by a BART police officer on Jan. 1, 2009....

  • bart Sep 11

    DERAILED Investigation Leads to Call for Changes at BART PD

    Our investigative reporting is leading to call for changes at BART’s police department.

  • bart Sep 9

    ‘Derailed' Season 2 Prologue: BART in Crisis

    The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit is back aboard BART to explore how the transit agency is coping with a pandemic, financial fallout, and racial reckoning that is demanding serious changes within the BART police department.

  • bart Aug 18

    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 May 29

    Investigating BART Life: A Behind-The-Story Look at Our ‘DERAILED' Digital Series

    In this installment of “Hey Abbey,” digital correspondent Abbey Fernandez meets up with Bigad Shaban and Kevin Nious of our investigative unit, two of the creators of our “Derailed” series into problems at BART. They go behind-the-story to to discuss how the series was produced, what they’ve learned and what’s next for BART.

  • Derailed Jan 1

    BART ‘DERAILED' Season 1 Ch. 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.

  • Derailed Jan 1

    BART ‘DERAILED' Season 1 Ch. 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.

  • Derailed Jan 1

    BART ‘DERAILED' Season 1 Ch. 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....

  • Derailed Jan 1

    BART ‘DERAILED' Season 1 Ch. 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...

  • Derailed Jan 1

    BART ‘DERAILED' Season 1 Ch. 2: The Train Has Left the Station

    Building the original BART system took five years and $1.6 billion. The transportation network was unveiled in the early 1970s with much fanfare, but in recent years, the agency has lost the public’s trust after a string of high profile passenger deaths. Senior Investigative Reporter Bigad Shaban reports in Chapter 2 of DERAILED.

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