BART is testing a system to provide live streaming webcasts of its Board of Directors meetings, aiming for a public rollout by the end of April.
The goal is to promote transparency of Board meetings, which are typically scheduled on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. in the BART Board Room in Oakland. Regular meetings are always open to the public, but BART received public feedback that webcasts would make the proceedings even more convenient and accessible for those who are not able to attend meetings in person.
Webcasts also will be archived so the public can view all or part of past meetings if they are not able to watch them in real time. BART was able to negotiate webcast services at virtually no increased cost to BART's operating budget.
Several local government boards in the area, including the cities of Alameda and Hayward and the AC Transit Board, provide various levels of audio and video streaming of their meetings.
Visit the BART Board of Directors page for more information, including meeting notices and agendas. Sign up for BART News Updates to get email updates on the schedule for the public rollout of BART webcasts, along with other BART news.