The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is a heavy-rail public transit system that connects the San Francisco Peninsula with communities in the East Bay and South Bay. BART service currently extends as far as Millbrae, Richmond, Antioch, Dublin/Pleasanton, and Berryessa/North San José. BART operates in five counties (San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara) with 131 miles of track and 50 stations, carrying approximately 405,000 trips on an average weekday (prior to the COVID-19 pandemic). 

For more than 45 years BART has provided fast, reliable transportation to downtown offices, shopping centers, tourist attractions, entertainment venues, universities and other destinations for Bay Area residents and visitors alike.

BART is a special purpose transit district that was formed in 1957 and opened for service in 1972. Read more about BART's history and system facts.

BART's vision is to support a sustainable and prosperous Bay Area by connecting communities with seamless mobility.

BART's mission is to provide safe, reliable, clean, quality transit service for riders.


We're seeking high-caliber team players who share our values and our drive to be the best transit agency in the world.
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Find out about BART's procurement activity and the goods and services we need to provide safe, reliable service.
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We're working on numerous retrofit and expansion projects to serve our growing region.
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Property Development

BART is working to promote high quality transit-oriented development on and near BART-owned properties.
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Learn about BART's future plans and the strategies and policies that guide our efforts.
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BART Police

BART Police: The mission of the BART Police Department is to ensure a safe environment within our transit system, reduce crime through a highly visible police presence, and proactive enforcement of the law, and to promote public confidence by working in partnership with our stakeholders and the communities we serve
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Government and Community Relations: Local, state and federal elected officials, and their staff, are encouraged to contact us about any BART-related issue.
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