Board Advisory Committees
The BART Accessibility Task Force advises on disability-related issues and advocates on behalf of people with disabilities and seniors to make the BART system useable by people regardless of disability or age.
The BART Police Citizen Review Board has the authority to provide BART riders and the public with transparency and input into BART’s policing services.
The Bicycle Task Force is charged with reviewing and working with BART to improve bicycle access to and on BART.
The Business Advisory Council includes representatives from local businesses and community organizations who look at BART's contracting and business practices and advise on ways to improve and promote opportunities for small, minority and women-owned businesses.
In November 2004 Bay Area voters passed Regional Measure AA, which authorized BART to issue bonds for $980 million to make earthquake safety improvements. The measure required BART to establish a Citizens' Oversight Committee (COC) to verify that bond revenues are spent as promised.
The Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Advisory Committee consists of members of community-based organizations that serve LEP populations within the BART service area. The Committee assists in the development of the District’s language assistance measures and provides input on how the District can provide programs and services to customers, regardless of language ability.
In November 2016, voters passed Measure RR, which authorized BART to issue bonds for $3.5 billion to rebuild the aging BART system. The overall goal of the rebuilding program is to make the system safer and more reliable and to reduce traffic. Measure RR required BART to establish an independent Bond Oversight Committee (BOC) to verify BART spends the bond revenues as promised.
The Title VI/Environmental Justice Advisory Committee consists of members of community-based organizations that serve Title VI and Environmental Justice populations within the BART service area. The Committee serves as a forum for public participation for the District on issues related to its Environmental Justice and Title VI Programs.
The BART Transit Security Advisory Committee (TSAC) was created and called upon to meet with BART staff every quarter to ensure anti-discrimination in the administration and enforcement of prohibition orders.