If you're a member of the media and have any questions about BART, your first contact should be with a member of the BART Communications team.
Media Relations Manager
Phone: (510) 464-7110
Phone: (510) 464-6091
Public Information Officer:
Spanish Language Availability
One person is always on call for emergencies. When emailing us about a story, we suggest emailing both of us in a single email. It’s best if you include your deadline in your initial email or voicemail.
Major Service Disruptions and Police Activity
During such disruptions and incidents, the Media Voicemail Line (510) 874-7464 is updated frequently and should be your first call for information. If you are calling about police activity you can also call the BART Police Watch Commander, which is staffed 24 hours a day, at (510) 464-7020.
California Public Records Act Requests
Requests for information under the California Public Records Act should be filed with the Office of the District Secretary, not with the Communications Department. To file the request:
300 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612
Receiving BART Press Releases and Media Advisories
To receive BART press releases and media advisories directly by email, email a request to be added to our distribution list to any one of the press contacts listed above.
BART Service Advisories Alerts
You can sign up for email subscritptions for automated BART Service Advisories and project updates at http://bart.gov/alerts.
You can always find the number of trains in service and details on any active service advisories/delays on the home page of bart.gov in the lower left hand corner. Active service advisories/delay info can also be found on our mobile site m.bart.gov.
Follow @SFBART for news and @SFBARTalert for automated service advisories alerts. BART spokewoman Alicia Trost also provides BART related updates on Twitter at @AliciaTrost
Filming on BART
Credentialed television news media wanting access to the paid area of BART, need to contact a member of the Communications team so clearance can be given to the Station Agent and the Operations Control Center. For safety reasons, please do not use tri-pods, cables and lights on crowded platforms in addition to no live shots on crowded platforms. Others looking to film on BART need a permit which can be obtained in the film permit section.
BART Board of Directors
You can view Board member biographies, contact information and Board meeting agendas or watch live or achived Board meetings at http://www.bart.gov/about/bod
Ridership reports and Quarterly Performance Reports can be found at http://www.bart.gov/about/reports
Details and pictures of on-going projects at BART such as extensions, earthquake safety, and station improvement projects can be found at
System facts can be found at http://www.bart.gov/about/history/facts
As well as this helpful handout:
BART train car details can be found at http://www.bart.gov/about/history/cars
Details on BART's Fleet of the Future can be found at http://www.bart.gov/cars