BART updates related to the coronavirus

10.19.20

BART updates related to the coronavirus

The safety of BART riders and employees is our top priority.  This page is being continuously updated below to keep the public informed about our response efforts and BART ridership data through the pandemic.  

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  • View BART's 15-step plan outlining our new efforts to welcome riders back to reimagined BART service. The plan outlines what riders can expect when returning to BART and what we are doing to welcome you back safely.
  • View weekly crowding charts with passenger load data outlining the average number of riders on each car of a specific train. 
  • View BART's report on air flow in BART train cars. BART train cars filter and replace air about every 70 seconds, far more than indoor spaces like offices and grocery stores. 
  • Get a personal hand strap to avoid touching surfaces while riding.
  • Use our Trip Planner to see our new schedule or pdfs of the timetables by line. Note that while we communicate that BART closes at 9pm, the closure time varies station by station depending on where you are going. Some trains run well beyond 9pm. Check your specific trip.
  • View: Response and Prevention Efforts outlining efforts to provide safe service and to keep our employees healthy.
  • View the latest details about the financial impacts of COVID-19 and our efforts to advocate for emergency funds.
  • View the "Riding Together, Bay Area Healthy Transit Plan," a comprehensive strategy launched by the transit agencies from the nine Bay Area counties with shared commitments to limit the spread of COVID-19. http://www.healthytransitplan.org/

BART is providing daily ridership data so our riders know the number of people riding each day, a key indicator of crowding (or lack of).  We are running long trains all day despite low ridership to help with social distancing. Scroll down for daily COVID-19 news updates.                                               

Sept  Oct  
DateActual% below baselineDateActual% below baseline
9/1/2047,76489%10/1/2052,34988%
9/2/2048,34489%10/2/2051,49788%
9/3/2049,00788%10/3/2028.26182%
9/4/2047,77289%10/4/2021,30981%
9/5/2025,62283%10/5/2050,08688%
9/6/2018,59683%10/6/2052,12688%
9/7/2019,73182%10/7/2052,63988%
9/8/2047,78589%10/8/2052,68588%
9/9/2045,43789%10/9/2052,86088%
9/10/2046,83289%10/10/2029,69282%
9/11/2045,50689%10/11/2021,87180%
9/12/2022,63185%10/12/2045,02987%
9/13/209,93391%10/13/2052,73188%
9/14/2045,65789%10/14/2053,13887%
9/15/2048,42789%10/15/2054,06787%
9/16/2049,81888%10/16/2053,41287%
9/17/2050,11988%10/17/2030,73681%
9/18/2049,92188%10/18/2021,60980%
9/19/2026,47783%10/19/20  
9/20/2019,20282%10/20/20  
9/21/2047,86489%10/21/20  
9/22/2050,24088%10/22/20  
9/23/2051,34388%10/23/20  
9/24/2051,17488%10/24/20  
9/25/2051,08588%10/25/20  
9/26/2028,24282%10/26/20  
9/27/2020,57981%10/27/20  
9/28/2047,67489%10/28/20  
9/29/2051,03288%10/29/20  
9/30/2051,75488%10/30/20  
   10/31/20  

*March, April, May, June, July, August ridership charts and the original more detailed charts that outline the baselines for each day, are archived at the bottom of this news article. 

Budget staff have set the following baseline ridership figures for each month to determine the percentage of ridership loss. These numbers represent the expected ridership for budgeting purposes prior to COVID-19. 

 

Weekday

Saturday

Sunday

Holiday

May

405,999

142,863

104,177

97,535

June

405,460

154,457

120,876

0

July

414,900157,900107,700135,500
Aug415,000156,900103,000 
Sept426,300153,400108,800107,600
Oct425,900161,700111,200359,400

Updated at 9:20am, October 19th

View our passenger loading/crowding data showing the expected average number of people on board each car on specific trains for the week of Oct 19-Oct 23rd at www.bart.gov/crowding.

BART ridership for Sunday, October 18th was 21,609, representing an 80% drop compared to October budget projections.

BART ridership for Saturday, October 17th was 30,736, representing an 81% drop compared to October budget projections.

BART ridership for Friday, October 9th was 53,412, representing an 87% drop compared to October budget projections.


Updated at 10:40am, October 16th

BART ridership for Thursday, October 15th was 54,067, representing an 87% drop compared to October budget projections, marking the new highest ridership day since shelter in place orders began.


Updated at 8:30am, October 15th

BART ridership for Wednesday, October 14th was 53,138, representing an 87% drop compared to October budget projections, marking the new highest ridership day since shelter in place orders began.


Updated at 9:30am, October 14th

BART ridership for Tuesday, October 13th was 52,731, representing an 88% drop compared to October budget projections.


Updated at 11:30am, October 13th

BART ridership for Monday, October 12th (a federal US holiday) was 45,029, representing an 87% drop compared to budget projections for a holiday in October.


Updated at 9:30am, October 12

View our passenger loading/crowding data showing the expected average number of people on board each car on specific trains for the week of Oct 12-Oct 16th at www.bart.gov/crowding.

BART ridership for Sunday, October 11th was 21,871, representing an 80% drop compared to October budget projections.

BART ridership for Saturday, October 10th was 29,692, representing an 82% drop compared to October budget projections.

BART ridership for Friday, October 9th was 52,860, representing an 88% drop compared to October budget projections, marking the new highest ridership day since shelter in place orders began.

Last week was the first week ridership was 50K+ each day Monday-Friday.


Updated at 11:40am, October 9th

BART ridership for Thursday, October 8th was 52,685, representing an 88% drop compared to October budget projections, marking the new highest ridership day since shelter in place orders began.


Updated at 12:20pm, October 8th

BART ridership for Wednesday, October 7th was 52,639, representing an 88% drop compared to October budget projections, marking the new highest ridership day since shelter in place orders began.


Updated at 5:00am, October 7th

BART ridership for Tuesday, October 6th was 52,126, representing an 88% drop compared to October budget projections.


Updated at 4:30am, October 6th

BART ridership for Monday, October 5th was 50,086, representing an 88% drop compared to October budget projections. This is the first time Monday ridership has hit the 50K mark, representing a strong start to the work week.


Updated at 8:30am, October 5th

View our passenger loading/crowding data showing the expected average number of people on board each car on specific trains for the week of Oct 5-Oct 9th at www.bart.gov/crowding.

BART ridership for Sunday, October 4th was 21,308, representing an 81% drop compared to October budget projections.


BART ridership for Saturday, October 3rd was 28,261, representing an 82% drop compared to October budget projections.


BART ridership for Friday, October 2nd was 51,497, representing an 88% drop compared to October budget projections.


Updated at 9am, October 2

BART ridership for Thursday, October 1st was 52,349, representing an 88% drop compared to October budget projections marking the new highest ridership day since shelter in place orders began.


Updated at 11:30am, October 1

BART ridership for Wednesday, September 30 was 51,754, representing an 88% drop compared to September budget projections marking the highest ridership day since shelter in place orders began.


Updated at 11am, September 30

BART ridership for Tuesday, September 29 was 51,032, representing an 88% drop compared to September budget projections.

Tomorrow BART will host a pop up event at Civic Center from 10am-Noon in the free area on the concourse level on the north end. Berkeley multidisciplinary artist Tosha Stimage will provide free packets assembled with artwork on pre-stamped post cards, face masks that can be decorated at home, and disinfecting wipes. There will also be a video compilation playing on loop, and free personal hand straps to be given out while supplies last. Read more about this art project


Updated at 1pm, September 29

BART ridership for Monday, September 28 was 47,674, representing an 89% drop compared to September budget projections.


Updated at 9:30am, September 28

View our passenger loading data showing the expected average number of people on board each car on specific trains for the week of Sept 28-Oct 2nd at www.bart.gov/crowding.

BART ridership for Sunday, September 27 was 20,579, representing an 81% drop compared to September budget projections.


BART ridership for Saturday, September 26 was 28,242, representing an 82% drop compared to September budget projections. 


BART ridership for Friday, September 25 was 51,085, representing an 88% drop compared to September budget projections. 


Updated at 9:30am, September 25

BART ridership for Wednesday, September 23 was 51,174, representing a 88% drop compared to September budget projections.


Updated at 9am, September 24

BART ridership for Wednesday, September 23 was 51,343, representing a 88% drop compared to September budget projections, marking the highest ridership day since shelter in place orders began.

Today BART will host a pop up event at Civic Center from 10am-Noon in the free area on the concourse level at the 8th and Market entrance. Berkeley multidisciplinary artist Tosha Stimage will provide free packets assembled with artwork on pre-stamped post cards, face masks that can be decorated at home, and disinfecting wipes. There will also be a video compilation playing on loop, and free personal hand straps to be given out while supplies last. Read more about this art project. Another event will be held at Civic Center on Thursday Oct. 1 from 10am-noon.

Civic Center pop up event


Updated at 12:20pm, September 23

BART ridership for Tuesday, September 22 was 50,240, representing a 88% drop compared to September budget projections, marking the highest ridership day since shelter in place orders began.


Updated at 9am, September 22

BART ridership for Monday, September 21th was 47,864, representing a 89% drop compared to September budget projections.


Updated at 11:30am September 21

View our passenger loading data showing the expected average number of people on board each car on specific trains for the week of Sept 21-Sept  25th at www.bart.gov/crowding. These are the first set of crowding charts since our schedule change that added more trains into service during peak commute times.

BART ridership for Sunday, September 20th was 19,202, representing a 82% drop compared to September budget projections.

BART ridership for Saturday, September 19th was 26,477, representing an 83% drop compared to September budget projections. 

BART ridership for Friday September 18th was 49,921, representing an 88% drop compared to September budget projections. 


Updated at 9:45am, September 18

BART ridership for Thursday, September 17th was 50,119 representing an 88% drop compared to September budget projections, marking the highest ridership day since shelter in place orders began.


Updated at 8:54am, September 17

BART ridership for Wednesday, September 16th was 49,818 representing an 88% drop compared to September budget projections, marking the highest ridership day since shelter in place orders began.


Updated at 9:15am, September 16th

BART ridership for Tuesday, September 15th was 48,427 representing an 89% drop compared to September budget projections.


Updated at 8:45am, September 15th

BART ridership for Monday, September 14th was 45,657 representing an 89% drop compared to September budget projections.


Updated at 9:00am, September 14th

BART ridership for Sunday, September 13th was 9,933, representing a 91% drop compared to September budget projections. BART had multi-hour delayed start to service on this day. Read about what happened.


Updated at 5:30pm, September 13th

BART ridership for Saturday, September 12th was 22,631, representing an 85% drop compared to September budget projections. 


Updated at 4:30pm September 12

BART ridership for Friday September 11 was 45,506, representing an 89% drop compared to September budget projections. 


Updated at 9am September 11 (BART's 48th birthday)

BART ridership for Thursday September 10 was 46,832, representing an 89% drop compared to September budget projections. 

Next week starts our new schedule with added trains during our busiest hours to help with social distancing. Read about the new schedule

Crowding charts will not be released on Monday because it is a new schedule and we need a few days to analyze the crowding data based on the increase in frequency. Once we have that baseline we will release charts reflective of what to expect.

The BART Board of Directors met yesterday and was given an update about ridership trends. View the presentation.

Fruitvale, El Cerrito del Norte, and Daly City are now among top 10 busiest stations


Updated at 8:30am September 10

BART ridership for Wednesday September 9 was 45,437, representing an 89% drop compared to September budget projections.


Updated at 9:20am September 9

BART ridership for Tuesday September 8 was 47,513, representing an 89% drop compared to September budget projections. 

On Monday September 14th, BART’s schedule will be updated to add more frequency during peak commute times on several lines, marking the largest weekday service increase since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Commute trains at 15-minute frequencies will be added to most lines as well as other adjustments to the schedule including 30-minute frequencies on Saturday and Sunday to reflect current ridership levels. Read the full details.


Updated at 9:45am September 8

View our passenger loading data showing the expected average number of people on board each car on specific trains for the week of Sept 7-Sept 11th at www.bart.gov/crowding.

BART ridership for Monday September 7 (Labor Day), was 19,731, representing an 82% drop compared to September budget projections. 

BART ridership for Sunday, September 6 was 18,596, representing an 83% drop compared to September budget projections. 

BART ridership for Saturday, September 5 was 25,622, representing an 83% drop compared to September budget projections. 

BART ridership for Friday, September 4 was 47,772, representing an 89% drop compared to September budget projections. 


Updated at 10am Sept 4th

BART ridership for Thursday, September 3 was 49,007, representing an 88% drop compared to September budget projections, marking the highest ridership day since shelter in place orders began.


Updated at 9:20am September 3

BART ridership for Wednesday, September 2 was 48,344, representing an 89% drop compared to September budget projections, marking the highest ridership day since shelter in place orders began.

Today, BART is installing new foot pump hand sanitizer stations at the 19th street station. These units are less prone to vandalism and can also be found at all downtown San Francisco stations. ADA accessible units are also available at every station. All BART stations have hand sanitizer stations and staff performs a quality inspection once a week to ensure they are full, are in working order, and the units haven't been removed. 

Foot pump sanitizer


Updated at 11:30am September 2

BART ridership for Tuesday, September 1 was 47,764, representing an 89% drop compared to September budget projections, marking the highest ridership day since mid-March.


Updated at 11:15am September 1

BART ridership for Monday, August 31 was 45,329, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 362 exits. 


Updated at 9:40am August 31

View our passenger loading data showing the expected average number of people on board each car on specific trains for the week of August 31-Sept 4th at www.bart.gov/crowding.

BART ridership for Sunday, August 30 was 18,234, representing an 82% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 303 exits. 

BART ridership for Saturday, August 29 was 24,322, representing an 84% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 376 exits. 

BART ridership for Friday, August 28 was 46,394, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 437 exits. 


Updated at 9:45am August 28

BART ridership for Thursday, August 27 was 47,282, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections.  Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 375 exits.

BART is continuing to make the most of the reduction in service hours due to the pandemic by advancing critical rebuilding projects that will enhance the reliability of the system.  Doing as much work as possible now means fewer service impacts for the public when ridership increases.  Learn more about the latest progress: https://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2020/news20200330


Updated at 9am August 27

BART ridership for Wednesday, August 26 was 46,899, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 384 exits. 


Updated at 10am August 26

BART ridership for Tuesday, August 25 was 46,231, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 377 exits. 


Updated at 2:15pm August 25

BART ridership for Monday, August 24 was 44,347, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 363 exits. 


Updated at 9am August 24

View our passenger loading data showing the expected average number of people on board each car on specific trains for the week of August 24th-August 28th at www.bart.gov/crowding.

BART ridership for Sunday, August 23 was 16,462, representing an 84% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 205 exits. 

BART ridership for Saturday, August 22 was 22,486, representing an 86% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 260 exits. 

BART ridership for Friday, August 21 was 45,449, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 392 exits. 


Updated at 9:30am August 21

BART ridership for Thursday, August 20, was 46,162, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 418 exits. 

Updated at 9:50am August 20

BART ridership for Wednesday, August 19, was 46,316, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 370 exits. 


Updated at 9:15am August 19

BART ridership for Tuesday, August 18, was 46,699, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 382 exits. 

Today transit operators in the nine Bay Area counties  are launching the "Riding Together: Bay Area Healthy Transit Plan" at a news conference in San Francisco. The Plan is a comprehensive strategy with shared commitments to unify the transit operator’s aggressive actions to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Outlining action items ranging from disinfecting to ventilation, the Plan is the result of an unprecedented joint effort by transit leaders to lead the Bay Area’s transit operators into recovery mode.

In addition to serving as a tool for public transit agencies on various safety initiatives, the plan makes a call for action to riders. The implementation of mitigation steps is based on best practices from peer agencies across the globe. The commitments are also based on information from the California Department of Public Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.

Read the Press Release 

Read the full plan at http://www.healthytransitplan.org/

 


Updated at 11am August 18

BART ridership for Monday, August 17, was 43,891, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 356 exits. 


Updated at 2pm August 17

BART ridership for Sunday, August 16, was 16,006, representing an 84% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 310 exits. 

View our passenger loading data showing the expected average number of people on board each car on specific trains for the week of August 17-August 21st at www.bart.gov/crowding.


Updated at 8:45am August 16

BART ridership for Saturday, August 15, was 23,380, representing an 85% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 310 exits. 


Updated at 8:45am August 15

BART ridership for Friday, August 14 was 45,321, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 419 exits. 


Updated at 6:30 am August 14

BART ridership for Thursday, August 13 was 46,740, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 385 exits. 


Updated at 5:45am August 13

BART ridership for Wednesday, August 12 was 46,863, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 422 exits. 

Today, BART published a detailed report on air flow inside BART train cars. BART train cars filter and replace indoor air about every 70 seconds, or more than 50 times an hour. 

BART is also pushing the envelope on what is possible in the area of filtration, with air exchange that compares favorably to other transit systems. Two new pilot projects are being tested at BART in August: a higher-grade, denser filter panel (MERV-14 filter) that will trap smaller particles, and an ultraviolet (UV-C) light source inside the HVAC unit that can zap a virus.


Updated at 5:45am August 12

BART ridership for Tuesday, August 11 was 46,245, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 348 exits. 

Updated at 9:03am August 11

BART ridership for Monday, August 10 was 46,149, representng an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 352 exits. 


Updated at 7:25am August 10

BART ridership for Sunday, August 9 was 17,962, representing an 83% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 277 exits.

View our passenger loading data showing the expected average number of people on board each car on specific trains for the week of August 10th-August 14th at www.bart.gov/crowding.


BART ridership for Saturday, August 8 was 23,595, representing an 85% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 346 exits.


BART ridership for Friday, August 7 was 46,015, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 375 exits.


Updated at 11:05am August 7

BART ridership for Thursday, August 6 was 46,782, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections.  Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 381 exits.


Updated at 1:50pm August 6

BART ridership for Wednesday, August 5 was 46,389, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 373 exits. 


Updated at 9am August 5

BART ridership for Tuesday, August 4 was 45,897, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 370 exits. 

View our latest COVID-19 Financial Impacts Fact Sheet updated August 2020

Today at 11am BART General Manager will participate in the Save Public Transit Rally.

REGISTER: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_H5iebqMlRUKL3XMb0ZBMBw


Updated at 9:15am August 4

BART ridership for Monday, August 3 was 45,111, representing an 89% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 382 exits. 

BART General Manager to Speak at Save Public Transit Rally On Wednesday

With Congress negotiating COVID-19 relief legislation, public transit agencies, advocacy organizations, and unions from cities across the country will hold a rally this Wednesday to strongly urge Congress to provide at least $32 billion in emergency operating aid for transit. Massive reductions in transit revenue—a result of plummeting ridership and reduced tax receipts from COVID-19 shutdowns—is threatening the viability of public transit systems, putting millions of Americans’ access to jobs, healthcare, grocery stores, and other services essential to surviving the pandemic at risk. 

BART General Manager Bob Powers will speak at the virtual Save Public Transit Rally. Event organizers have also identified a local Bay Area transit rider who will speak during the event. BART is encouraging the public to register and join the effort to #SaveTransit

WHEN: Wednesday August 5, 11:00 AM PDT 

REGISTER: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_H5iebqMlRUKL3XMb0ZBMBw

View our latest COVID-19 Financial Impacts Fact Sheet updated August 2020


Updated at 11:15am August 3

BART ridership for Sunday, August 2 was 17,192 representing an 83% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 281 exits. 

BART ridership for Saturday, August 1 was 24,892, representing an 84% drop compared to August budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 243 exits. 

BART ridership for Friday, July 31 was 45,818, representing an 89% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 439 exits. 

View our passenger loading data showing the expected average number of people on board each car on specific trains for the week of August 3rd-August 7th at www.bart.gov/crowding.


Updated at 9am July 31

BART ridership for Thursday, July 30 was 45,899, representing an 89% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 367 exits.

Today is the second day of offering free COVID-19 testing at our 24th Street Station as part of our partnership with UCSF and community organizations serving the Mission. 500 people were tested on the first day (Wednesday). View details.


Updated at 11:30am July 30

BART ridership for Wednesday, July 29 was 45,918, representing an 89% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 343 exits.


Updated at 10:45am July 29

BART ridership for Tuesday, July 28 was 45,085, representing an 89% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 345 exits.

BART partners with the Latino Task Force on COVID-19 and UCSF for testing at 24th St. Mission plaza 

BART is teaming up with UC San Francisco infectious disease specialists and community partners in San Francisco's Mission district to enhance the ability of public health officials to detect and contain the spread of coronavirus among the heavily impacted Latinx community and essential workers. It is believed to be a first-in-the-nation pilot program to provide low-barrier COVID-19 testing — free, simple, and convenient — at a central transit hub. 

The pilot testing initiative will occur at the central 24th St. and Mission Plaza transit hub on Wednesdays and Fridays for three weeks, beginning on July 29. Testing will be available during convenient hours for workers: from 7 am to 6 pm. The testing program will include simple on-site registration and PCR-based testing, with the option for participants to self-administer the tests or have them administered by a laboratory technician. The initiative will include a fast-track lane for people who work at local Mission businesses as well as BART employees.

Read the press release.


Updated at 9am July 28

BART ridership for Monday, July 27 was 43,318, representing an 89% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 377 exits.


Updated at 11am July 27

BART ridership for Sunday, July 26 was 17,185, representing an 84% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 281 exits. 

BART ridership for Saturday, July 25 was 22,791, representing an 86% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 337 exits. 

BART ridership for Friday, July 24 was 44,300, representing an 89% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 405 exits. 

View our passenger loading data showing the expected average number of people on board each car on specific trains for the week of July 27th-July 31st at www.bart.gov/crowding.


Updated at 9:20am July 24

BART ridership for Thursday, July 23 was 45,847, representing an 89% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 348 exits. 


Updated at 8:45am July 23

BART ridership for Wednesday, July 22 was 45,712, representing an 89% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 372 exits. 

The BART Board of Directors meets at 9am. View the COVID-19 update to be presented. Watch the board meeting: https://www.bart.gov/about/bod/multimedia


Updated at 1:45pm July 22

BART ridership for Tuesday, July 21 was 45,290, representing an 89% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 344 exits. 

Tomorrow The BART Board of Directors meets at 9am. View the COVID-19 update to be presented. Watch the board meeting: https://www.bart.gov/about/bod/multimedia

Noteworthy updates include:

Transition to Contactless Payments

  • Fares: All BART stations to vend only Clipper fare media by the end of 2020 (view the station roll out scheudle in the presentation linked above)
  • Parking: BART Official app now provides parking payment option at all stations
    • Clipper reduces the number of customer touch-points on BART
    • Clipper allows for contactless payments
    • Customers can load funds online in advance or get autoload
    • Clipper cards are less prone to jamming faregates
    • Clipper cards can be read through glass; station agents can maintain social distance while effectively assisting BART riders

Technology Evalutions

  • Filter Testing
    • MERV 14 filter is most promising option
    • Results in 64% pressure drop for air supply
    • Test MERV 14 filters in five cars, pilot test expected in early August for one maintenance cycle (3 months)
  • UV Disinfecting
    • Testing confirmed UV in HVAC duct work as best UV option 
    • UV Lights have been ordered for pilot project – expected in early August
    • Possible field-testing scheduled to begin in August
  • Demonstration of Disinfection Robot for rail cars 
    • Rescheduled to September to accommodate new generation currently under testing
    • Hospital grade sterilization using vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide 

Updated at 9:15am July 21

BART ridership for Monday, July 20 was 42,089, representing an 90% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 363 exits. 


Updated at 5:20pm July 20

BART ridership for Sunday, July 19 was 17,258, representing an 84% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 292 exits. 

Today we posted passenger loading data to show the expected average number of people on board each car on specific trains for the week of July 20-July 24th. View the charts at www.bart.gov/crowding


Updated at 5:45am July 19

BART ridership for Saturday, July 18 was 22,612, representing an 86% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 358 exits. 


Updated at 6:50am July 18

BART ridership for Friday, July 17 was 45,652, representing an 89% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 410 exits. 


Updated at 7:10am July 17

BART ridership for Thursday, July 16 was 46,021, representing an 89% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 351 exits.


Updated at 10:12am July 16

BART ridership for Wednesday, July 15 was 46,456, representing an 89% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 397 exits. 


Updated at 7:50am July 15

BART ridership for Tuesday, July 14th was 46,264, representing an 89% drop compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 372 exits.


Updated at 8:45pm July 14

Today, General Manager Bob Powers participated in a national media event with transit leaders throughout the country to advocate for additional funding.

Watch the press conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGXIXptWiGg&feature=youtu.be

This letter was sent to Senate Leadership requesting $32-36 billion in additional funding for the public transportation industry to cover
COVID-related costs and revenue losses through 2021. Statewide, the California Transit Association says local public transit agencies need $3.1 Billion in emergency funding to prevent devastating permanent cuts that would cause many underserved communities to suffer disproportionate economic and social impacts. At BART, we project the pandemic and resulting economic recession will cut our revenue by $975 Million in the next 3 years (through FY22). 

BART ridership for Monday, July 13th was 45,336 representing an 89% drop when compared to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 374 exits.

BART ridership for Sunday, July 12th was 17,777 representing an 84% drop when compated to July budget projections. Ridership for the Milpitas and Berryessa stations was 344 exits.

View our passenger loading data showing the expected average number of people on board each car on specific trains for the week of July 13th-July 17th at www.bart.gov/crowding.


Updated at 5:50pm July 12

BART ridership for Saturday, July 11th was 23,874 representing an 85% drop when compared to July budget projections.  Milpitas and Berryessa stations had a ridership of 408.

BART ridership for Friday, July 10th was 45,972 representing an 89% drop when compared to July budget projections.  Milpitas and Berryessa stations had a ridership of 406.


Updated at 9:10am July 10

BART ridership for Thursday, July 9th was 46,946 representing an 89% drop when compared to July budget projections.  Milpitas and Berryessa stations had a ridership of 333.


Updated at 9:10am July 9

BART ridership for Wednesday, July 8th was 47,231 representing an 89% drop when compared to July budget projections.  Wednesday’s ridership total was the highest number for BART since March 18th.   Milpitas and Berryessa stations had a ridership of 358.


Updated at 1:10pm July 8

BART ridership for Tuesday, July 7th was 47,220 representing an 89% drop when compared to July budget projections.  Tuesday’s ridership total was the highest number for BART since March 18th.   Milpitas and Berryessa stations had a ridership of 363.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission today approved providing BART with $125.4 million in federal CARES Act FTA funding.  This second allocation comes after the MTC in April provided BART with a first installment of $251.6 million.  This latest action brings BART’s total share of CARES Act support to just over $377 million.  The federal recovery bill dedicates $1.3 billion in funding for all Bay Area transit operators in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are grateful to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and our Bay Area congressional delegation for prioritizing transit and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for their leadership,” said BART General Manager Bob Powers.  “This federal support is vital as BART continues to keep service running for essential workers and a growing number of riders who are returning to their jobs.  It’s critical that BART remain poised to ramp up service as ridership gradually increases so we can support the Bay Area’s economic recovery.”

After falling to as low as 6% of regular ridership in April, the number of people taking BART has started to rise.  Weekday ridership in July has hovered at about 11% of typical train loads for this month.


Updated at 9:00am July 7

Masks provided by FTA are now available in all stations

BART ridership for Monday July 6 was 43,928 representing a 89% drop when compared to July budget projections. Milpitas and Berryessa stations had a ridership of 371 exits.

Since launching the 15 Step Welcome Back Plan BART has made significant progress implementing the commitments we made:

  • All stations now have extra masks available by request at the station agent booths for those who need one.
  • We launched crowding data charts.
  • We launched an online store to purchase personal hand straps.
  • We launched contactless parking payment systemwide.
  • All stations have decals, posters and banners posted outlining new safety protocols and identifying locations of hand sanitizer in each station.
  • We now have enough disinfecting foggers to spray every car in service every 24 hours (an increase from every 72 hours).
  • We’ve increased train frequency on our busiest line.
  • Our new seat configuration on board one car is complete and is in service.
  • We are assessing HEPA and MERV 14 filters for cars and testing UV in HVAC duct work. 
  • We’ve held virtual townhalls with more than 120 companies that have office space near BART stations.
  • We’ve translated the Welcome Back Plan into Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese.

Updated at 8:30am July 6

BART ridership for Sunday July 5 was 17,169 representing a 84% drop when compared to July budget projections. Milpitas and Berryessa stations had a ridership of 288 exits.

BART ridership for Saturday July 4 was 18,568 representing a 86% drop when compared to July 4th holiday budget projections.  Ridership for Milpitas and Berryessa was 319

BART ridership for Friday July 3 was 32,725 representing a 92% drop when compared to July budget projections.  Ridership for Milpitas and Berryessa was 417.

BART ridership for Thursday July 2 was 46,450 representing an 89% drop when compared to July budget projections. Milpitas and Berryessa had a ridership of 368 exits.

The latest crowding charts have been posted at www.bart.gov/crowding as well as here:

Crowding Charts for Week of July 6 - July 10

Antioch_to_SFO__Millbrae_7_6 to 7_10.pdf

SFO__Millbrae__to_Antioch 7_6 to 7_10.pdf

Berryessa-North_San_José_to_Daly_City 7_6 to 7_10.pdf

Daly_City_to_Berryessa-North_San_José 7_6 to 7_10.pdf

Berryessa-North_San_José_to_Richmond 7_6 to 7_10.pdf

Richmond_to_Berryessa-North_San_José 7_6 to 7_10.pdf

Daly_City_to_Dublin-Pleasanton 7_6 to 7_10.pdf

Dublin-Pleasanton_to_Daly_City 7_6 to 7_10.pdf

Millbrae_to_Richmond 7_6 to 7_10.pdf

Richmond_to_Millbrae 7_6 to 7_10.pdf

 


Updated at 9:20am July 2

BART ridership for Wednesday July 1 was 47,183 representing a 89% drop when compared to July budget projections. Milpitas and Berryessa stations had a ridership of 374 exits. 

47,183 is the highest ridership to date since ridership bottomed out in April at around 23,000.

BART has been awarded a grant from Smart Growth America to participate in the Arts & Transportation Rapid Response initiative. Out of almost 200 applications, BART's proposal was one of five selected. The projects selected seeks to address COVID-related transportation challenges and systemic inequities and do so in unique, creative ways, with the support of local artists.

The following outlines our project:

Nationwide, wearing masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 has unleashed serious issues and concerns for people of color, specifically Black, Latinx, and Asian people due to racially-motivated harassment and violence. San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) recognizes that facial coverings may attach an additional stigma to people who already experience discrimination and is committed to ensuring transit is safe and as welcoming as possible for all riders. BART will collaborate with an artist to pilot a community-informed intervention strategy to deconstruct racial prejudices worsened by COVID-19, and normalize the culture of mask wearing on transit.


Updated at 4:15pm July 1

BART ridership for Tuesday June 30 was 45,628 representing a 89% drop when compared to June budget projections. Milpitas and Berryessa stations had a ridership of 354 exits.

Today we launched our online merchandise store www.railgoods.com.

We quickly worked to launch the online store to make available for purchase personal hand straps that can be used while standing on any train and taken home to disinfect. They cost $5 plus tax and shipping. We are charging the price it cost BART to purchase the straps with no mark up.


Updated at 1:20pm June 30

BART ridership for Monday June 29 was 43,861 representing a 89% drop when compared to June budget projections. Milpitas and Berryessa stations had a ridership of 343 exits.

Today BART is launching weekly train car loading charts to provide a snapshot at what riders can expect on-board trains during the COVID-19 pandemic. The commitment to share this data is part of BART’s 15-Step Welcome Back Plan as the region reopens. The schedule-based passenger load data outlines the average number of riders on each car of a specific train. The charts will be shared weekly at www.bart.gov/crowding and on social media to give riders a tool to plan their return to work and have greater confidence that they're doing so in as safe a manner as possible. Read the full announcement and details about the data at https://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2020/news20200624


Updated at 9:30am June 29

BART ridership for Sunday June 28 was 17,640 representing a 85% drop when compared to June budget projections. Milpitas and Berryessa stations had a ridership of 364 exits.

BART ridership for Saturday June 27 was 22,997 representing a 85% drop when compared to June budget projections.  Ridership for Milpitas and Berryessa was 385.

BART ridership for Friday June 26 was 45,002 representing a 89% drop when compared to June budget projections.  Ridership for Milpitas and Berryessa was 401.


Updated at 8:55am June 26

BART ridership for Thursday June 25 was 45,045 representing an 89% drop when compared to June budget projections. Milpitas and Berryessa had a ridership of 339 exits.


Updated at 8:15am June 25

BART ridership for Wednesday June 24 was 45,321 representing a 89% drop when compared to June budget projections. Milpitas and Berryessa stations had a ridership of 372 exits.

The BART Board of Directors meets today at 9am. View the COVID-19 update to be presented. Watch the board meeting: https://www.bart.gov/about/bod/multimedia


Updated at 9am June 24

BART ridership for Tuesday June 23 was 45,289 representing a 89% drop when compared to June budget projections. Milpitas and Berryessa stations had a ridership of 327 exits.


Updated at 9am June 23

BART ridership for Monday June 22 was 43,671 representing a 89% drop when compared to June budget projections. Milpitas and Berryessa stations had a ridership of 357 exits.

The BART Board of Directors will meet on Thursday. View the COVID-19 update to be presented.

The presentation includes the results of a post COVID-19 Rider Survey.  The survey occured in May via an email invitation to a random sample of 5,000 BART riders (people who were riding BART pre-COVID).

Survey highlights include:

  • 15% of riders surveyed are currently riding BART
  • A total of 70% of those currently not riding, indicated that they are very or somewhat likely to ride within the next 12 months
  • Among the 70% who say they are very or somewhat likely to return to BART in the next 12 months, about 2/3 may come back in the near term

Updated at 11:20am June 22

BART ridership for Sunday June 21 was 16,413 representing a 86% drop when compared to June budget projections. Milpitas and Berryessa stations had a ridership of 388 exits.

Beginning today, BART is extending its 3 extra commute trains on the Yellow Line from Pleasant Hill to/from Daly City to Pittsburg/Bay Point to/from Daly City, as recent ridership data showed the need to extend the train service.

On June 8, BART added 3 trains on the Yellow Line -- its current busiest line -- at its busiest hours. Since June 8, BART ran 3 added trains originating at Pleasant Hill at 6:16am, 6:46am, 7:16am, creating a 15 minute frequency from 5:30am to 7am; in the afternoon, BART ran 3 added trains originating at Daly City at 3:55 pm, 4:15 pm and 4:45 pm, creating a 15-minute frequency between 3:30pm and 5pm.

Starting June 22, the 3 added trains will begin at Pittsburg/Bay Point at 6:01am, 6:31am and 7:01am in the Daly City direction. In the afternoon, the 3 added trains will begin at Daly City at 3:55pm, 4:25pm, and 4:55pm in the Pittsburg/Bay Point direction. The revised schedule still will create a 15-minute frequency between 5:30am and 7am and 3:30pm and 5pm, respectively.

Click here for a printable PDF of the new Antioch to SFO line schedule with added trains.


Updated at 2:45pm June 21

BART ridership for Saturday June 20 was 22,908 representing a 85% drop when compared to June budget projections.  Ridership for Milpitas and Berryessa was 477.

BART ridership for Friday June 19 was 47,163 representing a 88% drop when compared to June budget projections.  Ridership for Milpitas and Berryessa was 457.


Updated at 1pm June 19

BART ridership for Thursday June 18 was 44,528 representing a 89% drop when compared to June budget projections. Ridership for Milpitas and Berryessa was 392 exits.


Updated at 9:30am June 18

BART ridership for Wednesday June 17 was 44,268 representing a 89% drop when compared to June budget projections. Ridership for Milpitas and Berryessa was 395 exits.


Updated at 7:45am June 17

BART ridership for Tuesday June 16 was 43,515 representing a 89% drop when compared to June budget projections. Ridership for Milpitas and Berryessa was 390 exits.


Updated at 9:30am June 16

BART ridership for Monday June 15 was 41,832 representing a 90% drop when compared to June budget projections. Ridership for Milpitas and Berryessa was 361 exits.


Updated at 9am June 15

BART ridership for Sunday June 14 was 15,364 representing a 87% drop when compared to June budget projections. Milpitas and Berryessa stations had a ridership of 501 exits.

BART ridership for Saturday June 13 was 21,186 representing a 86% drop when compared to June budget projections.  This was the first day of service to Milpitas and Berryessa. The two new stations had a ridership of 977 exits.

BART ridership for Friday June 12 was 39,177 representing a 90% drop when compared to June budget projections.  

BART ridership for Thursday June 11 was 39,676 representing a 90% drop when compared to June budget projections.  


Updated at 8:20am June 11

BART ridership for Wednesday June 10 was 39,235 representing a 90% drop when compared to June budget projections. 

Today the BART Board of Directors will meet virtually at 9am.  Read the COVID-19 update presentation. Watch the board meeting: https://www.bart.gov/about/bod/multimedia

Part of BART's 15 Step Welcome Back Plan is to explore new technologies.  Today the Board will get the following update:

Test new style electrostatic fogging application – Complete

  • Successful – Now disinfecting operating fleet nightly
  • 24 additional electrostatic fogging applicators on order

Demonstration of Static UV process to disinfect train interiors – Complete

  • Unsuccessful
  • Extremely Labor Intensive – three people to set up and operate 
  • Inefficient – 20 minutes application time per car (plus additional set up time)

Assessing HEPA and MERV 14 filters for Legacy and FOTF cars – In progress

  • Prototype Testing to begin June 10

Testing UV in HVAC duct work for Legacy and FOTF Cars – In progress

  • Design in progress
  • Possible field-testing late July

Demonstration of Disinfection Robot for rail cars – Week of June 15

Researching permanently mounted pulse UV technology in rail cars – In progress


Updated 9am June 10

BART ridership for Tuesday June 9 was 38,406 representing a 90% drop when compared to June budget projections. 

Tomorrow the BART Board of Directors will meet virtually at 9am.  Read the COVID-19 update presentation. Watch the board meeting: https://www.bart.gov/about/bod/multimedia


Updated at 9:35am June 9

BART ridership for Monday June 8 was 37,361 representing a 91% drop when compared to June budget projections. 

BART learned this afternoon that an employee in a role that interacts with the public has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee wore a mask and gloves and socially distanced themselves during their shifts prior to the test and is now in quarantine. The last day the employee worked in the public was Sunday.  Our contact tracing shows the employee had no close contact with the public, however spent time in stations and on trains throughout the system. All identified employee contacts have been quarantined for testing.

All BART cars in service are fogged with disinfectant every 24 hours. Touchpoints on cars are wiped down with disinfectant at the end of each run.  Stations are cleaned multiple times each day with touchpoints wiped down at least six times per janitor shift.

This is the first instance of a front-line employee testing positive for COVID-19. Two employees in “behind the scene” roles who tested positive in the past weeks were quarantined and contact tracing was negative.  Both employees have recovered.

BART is complying with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy requirements regarding the sensitive health information of our employees who have tested positive.


Updated at 8:50am June 8

BART ridership for Sunday June 7 was 13,339 representing a 89% drop when compared to June budget projections. (There was a planned track closure with bus bridge on June 7)  


Updated at 2:35pm June 7

BART ridership for Saturday June 6 was 18,021 representing a 88% drop when compared to June budget projections.  (There was a planned track closure with bus bridge on June 6)

BART ridership for Friday June 5 was 35,404 representing a 91% drop when compared to June budget projections.  


Update at 3:30PM June 5

BART ridership for Thursday June 4 was 34,725 representing a 91% drop when compared to June budget projections.  

Beginning Monday, June 8, BART will add 3 trains to the morning and afternoon commute on the Yellow Line between Pleasant Hill to Daly City. In the morning, the 3 added trains will originate at Pleasant Hill at 6:16am, 6:46am, 7:16am, create a 15 minute frequency from 6am to 7:30am on our busiest line. In the afternoon, the 3 added trains will originate at Daly City at 3:55 pm, 4:15 pm and 4:45 pm, creating a 15-minute frequency between 4pm and 5pm.

For morning commuters looking to take advantage of the extra service, there is plenty of parking at Pleasant Hill in the early morning hours.

16am

55pm

Click here for a printable PDF of the new Antioch to SFO line schedule with added trains.

 


Updated at 9:10am June 4

BART ridership for Wednesday June 3 was 37,911 representing a 91% drop when compared to June budget projections.  

As outlined in our 15 Step Welcome Back Plan, as riders begin to trickle back, BART is committed to adding trains to increase frequency and help maintain social distancing.  Last week we added 2 trains on the Antioch line (one in the morning commute and one in the afternoon commute) to make for 15-minute frequency and next week we plan to add 2 more trains in the morning.  We are finalizing the exact time slots and will post the new schedule soon.


Updated at 9am June 3

BART ridership for Tuesday June 2 was 32,142 representing a 92% drop when compared to June budget projections. A variety of curfews were in place in areas we serve on June 2nd however BART maintained the published schedule for essential workers and did not suspend service.


Updated at 8:5am June 2

BART ridership for Monday June 1 was 32,142 representing a 92% drop when compared to June budget projections. A variety of curfews were in place in areas we serve on June 1st however BART maintained the published schedule for essential workers and did not suspend service.


 Updated at 9am June 1

BART ridership for Sunday May 31 was 11,924 representing a 88% drop when compared to May budget projections. 

BART ridership for Saturday May 30 was 15,568 representing a 89% drop when compared to May budget projections. 

BART ridership for Friday May 29 was 34,152 representing a 92% drop when compared to May budget projections. 


Updated at 2pm May 29

BART ridership for Thursday May 28 was 33,681 representing a 92% drop when compared to May budget projections for ridership.  


Updated at 8:15am May 28

BART ridership for Wednesday May 27 was 33,004 representing a 92% drop when compared to May budget projections for ridership.  Wednesday's ridership had 8,799 more riders than one month ago (compared to Wednesday April 22 at 24,205). 

Today the BART Board of Directors will meet virtually at 9am.  Read the COVID-19 update presentation. Read the budget presentation.  Read the detailed Working Budget Memo.  Watch the board meeting: https://www.bart.gov/about/bod/multimedia


Updated at 10:45am May 27

BART ridership for Tuesday May 26 was 32,527 representing a 92% drop when compared to May budget projections. 

Today BART released a 15 Step Plan to welcome riders back as the region begins to reopen. The plan outlines cleaning measures, safety protocols, and details on what riders can expect. Read the plan and watch the train fogging video.


Updated at 9:20am May 26

BART ridership for Monday May 25 (Memorial Day Holiday) was 13,133 representing a 86% drop when compared to May budget projections for holiday ridership. 


Updated at 4:40pm May 25

BART ridership for Sunday May 24 was 11,720 representing a 89% drop when compared to May budget projections. 

BART ridership for Saturday May 23 was 15,186 representing a 89% drop when compared to May budget projections. 

BART ridership for Friday May 22 was 31,376 representing a 92% drop when compared to May budget projections. 


Updated at 9:20am May 22

BART ridership for Thursday May 21 was 31,384 representing a 92% drop when compared to May budget projections. 


Updated at 12:30pm May 21

BART ridership for Wednesday May 20 was 31,271 representing a 92% drop when compared to May budget projections. 


Updated at 10:45am May 20

BART ridership for Tuesday May 19 was 30,978 representing a 92% drop when compared to May budget projections. 


Updated at 4pm May 19

BART ridership for Monday May 18 was 29,555 representing a 93% drop when compared to May budget projections. 


Updated at 9:10am May 18

BART ridership for Sunday May 17 was 9,980 representing a 90% drop when compared to May budget projections. 


Updated at 9:10am May 17

BART ridership for Saturday May 16 was 14,484 representing a 90% drop when compared to May budget projections. 

BART ridership for Friday May 15 was 30,170 representing a 93% drop when compared to May budget projections. 


Updated at 10:10am May 15

BART ridership for Thursday May 14 was 28,966 representing a 93% drop when compared to May budget projections. 


Updated at 8:20am May 14

BART ridership for Wednesday May 13 was 29,119 representing a 93% drop when compared to May budget projections. 

The BART Board of Directors meets today at 9am.  View the COVID-19 presentation and the budget presentation which provides an overview on ridership modeling and COVID-19 response measures being evaluated by BART.

Watch the meeting live or archived at https://www.bart.gov/about/bod/multimedia


Updated at 1:20pm May 13

BART ridership for Tuesday May 12 was 28,173 representing a 93% drop when compared to May budget projections. 

The BART Board of Directors will meet tomorrow.  View the COVID-19 presentation and the budget presentation which provides an overview on ridership modeling and COVID-19 response measures being evaluated by BART.  


Updated at 12:45pm May 12

BART ridership for Monday May 11 was 27,408 representing a 93% drop when compared to May budget projections. 

This morning, BART General Manager Bob Powers joined a press conference with a national coalition of a number of the country’s largest public transportation agencies along with national transportation labor leaders to ask Congress to include at least $32 billion in transit funding in its next COVID-19 response package.  BART is facing about $600 million in budget deficit when combining this current fiscal year and next fiscal year.  Powers noted:

"For the economy to recover, BART and public transit in general must be there. We can’t afford to be reactive. We must be up and fully functioning to deliver. We must keep employees healthy and safe, operate a thoroughly clean and disinfected system and put out frequent service.  BART and public transportation must be the first choice to avoid gridlock that would slow economic recovery. We’ve made great strides to get folks out of cars and into transit. We can’t trigger deep cuts to unravel our ability to move people."

Watch the press conference at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmgAff1S5Ps&feature=youtu.be

Powers' statement begins at 13:24 mark. He also answers questions from Bay Area and national media later in the call.


Updated at 10:30am May 11

BART ridership for Sunday May 10 was 10,221 representing a 90% drop when compared to May budget projections. 


Updated at 7:30am May 10

BART ridership for Friday May 8 was 28,220 representing a 93% drop when compared to May budget projections. Friday May 1 had 1,146 more exits compared to the previous Friday (5/1) and 3,690 more exits when compared to 2 weeks ago (4/24).

BART ridership for Saturday May 9 (during a major track closure) was 13,679 representing a 90% drop when compared to May budget projections.  Saturday May 2 had 516 more exits compared to the previous Saturday (5/2) when there wasn't a track closure, and 1,784 more exits when compared to 2 weeks ago (4/25).


Updated at 9:20am May 8

BART ridership for Thursday May 7 was 28,113 representing a 93% drop when compared to May budget projections. Thursday May 7 had 2,426 more exits compared to the previous Thursday (4/30).


Updated at 9:15am May 7

BART ridership for Wednesday May 6 was 27,768 representing a 93% drop when compared to May budget projections. Wed May 6 had 2,466 more exits compared to the previous Wednesday (4/29).

BART General Manager Bob Powers joined transit systems across the country and sent a letter to Congressional leaders yesterday requesting urgent assistance in providing aid to public transportation agencies in the next COVID-19 relief bill.  

The letter reads in part:

"And though the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic is not yet fully known, the San Francisco Bay Area expects to have $1.3 billion in lost revenues through 2021 not covered by the CARES Act, NY MTA forecasts an additional $8.9 billion, and Sound Transit projects an additional $628.6 million for the same period....

For public transportation agencies, a fuller picture has now emerged of the depth and breadth of COVID-19-fueled revenue losses from dedicated transportation revenue streams, such as farebox, sales taxes, motor fuel taxes, tolls, mortgage-related taxes and other user fees. All funding sources, including those from our supporting localities, that our systems rely upon are taking massive hits as a result of COVID-19, shelter-in-place orders, and the general economic downturn. Our systems will not be able to support the regions we serve without replenishing those losses. Our regions cannot recover without public transportation, and the nation cannot recover without resurgent economies in our regions.
Revenue replenishment is our most immediate need in combination with substantial investment in transportation infrastructure to facilitate community recovery while maintaining employment." 


Updated at 9:10am May 6

BART ridership for Tuesday May 5 was 27,562 representing a 93% drop when compared to May budget projections. Tuesday May 5 had 2,555 more exits compared to the previous Tuesday (4/28).


Updated at 9:30am May 5

BART ridership for Monday May 4 was 27,070 representing a 93% drop when compared to May budget projections. Monday May 4 had 2,861 more exits compared to the previous Monday (4/27).

BART General Manager Bob Powers will participate in the Bay Area Council's webinar, "Bay Area Impact: COVID-19 Webinar, Transportation Chiefs Edition" on Thursday, May 7th at 11am-Noon.  You can register for the event here.


Updated at 9:30am May 4 (updated at 2:30pm to reflect May baseline budget projections)

BART ridership for Friday May 1 was 27,074 representing a 93% drop when compared to May budget projections. Friday May 1 had 2,544 more exits compared to the previous Friday (4/24).

BART ridership for Saturday May 2 was 13,163 representing a 90% drop when compared to May budget projections. Saturday May 2 had 1,268 more exits compared to the previous Saturday (4/25).

BART ridership for Sunday May 3 was 9,963 representing a 90% drop when compared to May budget projections.  Sunday May 3 had 1,200 more exits compared to the previous Sunday (4/26).


Updated at 11am May 1

BART ridership for Thursday April 30 was 25,687 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.


Updated at 11am April 30

BART ridership for Wednesday April 29 was 25,302 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.


Updated at 12:30pm April 29

BART ridership for Tuesday April 28 was 25,007 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.


Updated at 5:15pm April 28

BART ridership for Monday April 27 was 24,209 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.


Updated at 10:45am April 27

BART ridership for Sunday April 26 was 8,763 representing a 91% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.


Updated at 2:45pm April 26

BART ridership for Friday April 24 was 24,530 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.

BART ridership for Saturday April 25 was 11,895 representing a 92% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.


Updated at 9:30am April 24

BART ridership for Thursday April 23 was 24,093 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.

BART wants to thank Marcus Semien, shortstop for the Oakland A's and Bay Area native, for purchasing lunch for BART employees today.  The Oakland A's reached out to BART earlier this week because Semien was interested in supporting essential workers by providing lunch from a local food caterer. 


Updated at 9:45am April 23

BART ridership for Wednesday April 22 was 24,205 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.


Updated at 3:15pm April 22

BART ridership for Tuesday April 21 was 23,277 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.

Today the Metropolitan Transportation Commission approved providing BART with $251.6 million in federal CARES Act FTA funding. The allocation is the first installment of the $1.3 billion in funding provided to Bay Area transit operators in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This money, coupled with cost cutting measures we immediately took, will help bridge our multi-million funding gap that was brought on in a matter of weeks by the pandemic.  The money will also support BART labor forces, keeping employees safe, healthy, and employed. Read the press release.

BART General Manager Bob Powers sent this letter to the MTC in support of the Federal Cares Act funding allocation.

Tomorrow, Thursday, April 23, 2020 the BART Board of Directors will meet at 9am.  View the COVID-19 update presentation.  The public can watch the board meeting at live or archived at  https://www.bart.gov/about/bod/multimedia 

BART Communications also put out today a feature story about how we are taking unprecedented steps to increase the opportunities available to small businesses during the coronavirus outbreak. These efforts are helping to continue essential construction projects and keeping small business employees on the job and drawing a paycheck.  Read the feature: https://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2020/news20200422


Updated at 11:45am April 21

BART ridership for Monday April 20 was 22,997 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.

New face covering requirement for BART riders

County health orders in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and San Mateo now require all riders to wear face coverings inside BART stations and on-board trains.  The orders also require BART to take reasonable measures to remind the public that they need facing coverings and “must take all reasonable steps to prohibit any member of the public who is not wearing a face covering from entering and must not serve that person if those efforts are unsuccessful and seek to remove that person.” Failure to comply with the emergency health order is a misdemeanor.  Enforcement begins Wednesday, April 22, 2020.  Prior to the order, most BART riders were already wearing face coverings while riding.  BART will take the following steps to be compliant with the new orders.

Public Communication

  • Signs with pictograms will be posted in all stations stating:  Face coverings required. Please keep 6 ft apart. Non-medical masks, bandanas, scarves, and cloth can be used.
  • PA announcements inside stations and on-board trains
  • Platform digital sign messages
  • Website updates and social media posts

BART Police Deployment and Enforcement Strategies

BART Police Chief Ed Alvarez recently shifted deployment to focus police resources to the entrances of stations and near the faregates. This strategy was put into place to improve safety for our employees and riders and to prevent illegal behavior from occurring.  Continuing this deployment will help BART enforce the new orders.

BART Police will be responsible for reminding riders of the new requirement.  Consistent with BART’s current operating procedures, Station Agents will not be used to enforce the new public health emergency orders as they are not trained law enforcement personnel.  

BART Police will give verbal reminders of the requirement to riders without face coverings when police encounter someone not covering their mouth and nose.  Police personnel will remind the rider they have the option to use any material to cover their face. Only upon refusal to cover their face with any material will an officer ask the person to leave the system.

Riders should not confront others without a face covering.  If someone isn’t wearing a face covering, riders should move away from the individual. 

Face coverings required. Non-medical masks, bandanas, scarves, and cloth can be used.


Updated at 9:30am April 20

BART ridership for Sunday April 19 was 8,205 representing a 91% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.

The BART Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, April 23 at 9am.  View the COVID-19 update presentation.  The public can watch the board meeting at live or archived at  https://www.bart.gov/about/bod/multimedia 


Updated at 8:30am April 19

BART ridership for Saturday April 18 was 11,249 representing a 93% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.

BART ridership for Friday April 17 was 24,006 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.

Starting tomorrow (Monday, April 20) County Connection will stop running Early Bird Express routes 712 and 715 between Pittsburg Bay Point, Pleasant Hill and Downtown Oakland.  Riders who use to take the 712 can now drive to Macarthur to catch the 705 or take the first SFO train at 5:01am or Antioch train at 5:41am.  Riders who use to take the 715 can now drive to Pleasant Hill to catch the 702 or catch the first train at 5:07 am (N. Concord) or 4:56 (Concord).  

All other Early Bird Express changes begin April 27.  Read the full announcement. 

"Cover Your Face" health order

Bay Area counties including San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa have issued a new “Cover Your Face” health order requiring anyone working at or visiting an essential business, including public transit, to wear face coverings to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.  BART will post signs early next week to alert riders they are required to wear face coverings. 

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings that can be fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials.  The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

The impact of these orders on BART employees and contractors include:

  • Employees and contractors must wear mask/ coverings when:
    • in any BART facility
    • in any BART parking lot or garage
    • in any train (in or out of service)
    • in any District vehicle with others
  • Masks/ coverings are not required but must be readily available (around neck or in pocket) and can be quickly put on if someone enters the room or workspace in these situations:
    • in nonpublic office alone
    • in a breakroom alone
    • on the right of way, including yards and local control, where social distancing is observed (six-foot separation)

The new order does not replace the counties’ stay-at-home health order or the need to maintain physical distancing, wash hands frequently and cover coughs and sneezes – all fundamental to reducing the spread of COVID-19.

The District has distributed N95 and surgical masks to certain specified employees and will distribute surgical or cloth masks to all employees as required to comply with the health order.  Any employee who would prefer to wear their own face covering is welcome to do so. 


Updated at 4:15pm April 17, 2020

Beginning Monday, April 27, 2020, service on all 13 Early Bird Express (EBX) bus routes will be reduced or discontinued until further notice due to decreased ridership during shelter-in-place orders. In mid-March, the network carried roughly 1,000 riders per day. Today, that number has dropped to between 100 and 150 riders, an 85-90% decline in ridership.

Since the shelter-in-place order was established, BART and its seven partnering bus agencies have been working to monitor ridership trends, evaluate potential service options, and craft a data-driven service plan. EBX service needs to be reduced to match demand, save costs and support our transit partners in maintaining reliable service based on staffing levels. Partner bus agencies have also indicated that EBX service reductions are needed to free up their overall service capacity to sustain their core routes.

The following routes will continue running with the number of daily trips reduced:

  • 701 (Pittsburg/Bay Point Station to Salesforce Transit Center)
  • 702 (Pleasant Hill Station to Salesforce Transit Center)
  • 704 (El Cerrito Del Norte Station to Salesforce Transit Center)
  • 705 (MacArthur Station to Salesforce Transit Center via 19th St./Oakland Station
  • 706 (Bay Fair Station to Salesforce Transit Center via Fruitvale Station)
  • 713 (Salesforce Transit Center to San Francisco International Airport Station)
  • 714 (Salesforce Transit Center to Daly City Station)

The following routes will be discontinued:

  • 703 (Dublin/Pleasanton Station to Salesforce Transit Center)
  • 707 (Fremont Station to Salesforce Transit Center)
  • 708 (El Cerrito Del Norte Station to 19th St./Oakland Station)
  • 709 (Antioch Station to Pittsburg/Bay Point Station)
  • 712 (Pittsburg/Bay Point Station to 19th St./Oakland Station)
  • 715 (North Concord Station to Pleasant Hill Station)

Click here to view a detailed PDF outlining all changes and alternative travel options 

BART staff will conduct in-person outreach on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (April 20-22) at the Salesforce Transit Center and at 19th St./Oakland Station. Signage will also be posted at all EBX departure stations informing riders about the changes.   Phone operators at BART's Transit Information Center are also available Monday-Friday, 8 am-6 pm at 510-465-BART (2278) to assist with planning travel. 


Updated at 9:00am April 17, 2020

BART ridership for Thursday April 16 was 23,779 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.

On Thursday the city of San Francisco barricaded the plazas at 16th and 24th Street Mission stations to prevent social gatherings.  The stations remain open while the plazas are barricaded.

The MTC will consider initial distribution to Bay Area transit operators of CARES Act funding next Wednesday, April 22. The complete agenda and packet materials for the Commission meeting are now posted on the MTC website at www.mtc.ca.gov.  The proposed initial allocation for BART is $251.6 million.

On Thursday, April 16, the Legislature began its formal process of considering how to budget for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a hearing of the Senate’s Special Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee on COVID-19 Response.  BART General Manager Bob Powers submitted this letter to the subcommittee outling COVID-19 impacts to BART.


Updated at 8:00am April 16, 2020

BART ridership for Wednesday April 15 was 24,498 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.


Updated at 5pm April 15

BART will join transit agencies across the United States in a singular show of appreciation for transit workers as public transportation vehicles will blow their horns.

On Thursday, April 16, at noon Pacific Time, BART trains will #SoundTheHorn in unison with transit agencies across the country, such as AC Transit, New York City Subway and Amtrak. The horns will be blown to honor the hard-working and essential public transit employees who continue to move people to their destinations during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read the announcement.

Updated at 11:15am April 15, 2020

BART ridership for Tuesday April 14 was 23,890 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.


Updated at 9:00am April 14, 2020 

BART ridership for Monday April 13 was 24,271 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.


Updated at 9:00am April 13, 2020

BART ridership for Sunday April 12 (Easter holiday) was 11,292 representing a 92% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections. 

Today is the first day of temporary closures of some entrances in downtown San Francisco and additional entrance closures in downtown Oakland.


Updated at 10:15am April 12, 2020

BART ridership for Saturday April 11 was 11,292 representing a 93% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections. 

BART ridership for Friday April 10 was 24,401 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections. 


Updated at 10:20am April 10, 2020

BART ridership for Thursday April 9 was 24,688 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections. 

Starting Monday April 13, BART will temporarily close several entrances at the four downtown San Francisco stations as well as additional entrances at the 12th & 19th Street stations in Oakland. The closures will help us focus our cleaning efforts and to improve safety for our employees and riders during times of record low ridership and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Downtown San Francisco station details:

All entrances on the north side of Market Street will remain open, while all entrances on the south side of Market will be closed.  We prioritized the north of Market Street entrances after careful analysis of a number of factors including where the majority of riders are currently entering and exiting, ADA access, and known hot spots for illegal behavior. The north side of Market is where the elevators are located

Downtown Oakland station details:

The 12th Street Station will be accessible from the Williams Plaza and De Lauer’s News Stand at the center of the station, and 11th and Broadway (south end of station near the Marriott). 

The 19th Street Station will be accessible from 17th and 20th Streets on the south side of Broadway.

All stations remain ADA accessible and signs in multiple languages will be posted at the closed entrances noting others remain open to avoid confusion.


Updated at 8:45am April 9, 2020

BART ridership for Wednesday April 8, the first day of 30 minute train frequency, was 25,507 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.  871 fewer riders rode Wednesday compared to Tuesday.

The BART Board of Directors holds its regular board meeting today at 9am.  The virtual meeting will be streamed live on our website at https://www.bart.gov/about/bod/multimedia

The Board will get an update on COVID-19 efforts and impacts. View the presentation.


Updated at 1:15pm April 8, 2020

Ridership data from this morning’s commute shows social distancing was possible on all trains.  Station entry data shows the busiest train was the train that left the Pittsburg Transfer Platform on the Antioch to SFO line at 6:45am.  By the time the train reached 19th Street Station there was an average of 20 people on board each car. It dropped to 17 at Embarcadero, 13 at Montgomery, and 10 at Powell.  BART had previously determined and reported to the Board of Directors that social distancing can be achieved with an average of 26 people per car on our legacy fleet and 32 people per car on the Fleet of the Future.  BART is running long trains and riders should spread out and use all cars. If a car seems too crowded to achieve social distancing, move to another car.

Here is a look at the average people per car data on our busiest line (Antioch to SFO) this morning. It shows this line had an average of 1-20 riders per car during the morning commute. 

Car load data

Other lines had far fewer riders.

  • The Dublin Pleasanton to Daly City (Blue) line had an average of 3-14 riders per car during the morning commute.
  • The Richmond to Warm Springs (Orange) line had an average of 3-10 riders per car.
  • The Richmond to Millbrae (Red) line had an average of 3-9.
  • The Warm Springs to Richmond (Orange) line had an average of 4-10.
  • The Warm Springs to Daly City (Green) line had an average of 4-13.

Updated at 9:40am April 8:

BART ridership for Tuesday, April 7, 2020 was 26,378 representing a 93% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections. Today is the first day of trains running every 30 minutes.  26 trains are running systemwide at any one time (we usually run 56 trains during the peak commute time).  All trains are long and announcements are being made to remind riders to spread out to maintain social distancing.


Updated at 9:15am April 7, 2020

BART ridership for Monday, April 6, 2020 was 24,909 representing a 94% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections. 


Update at 3:50pm April 6, 2020

Starting Wednesday, April 8, Monday-Friday service will run every 30 minutes systemwide all day, with 3-line service beginning earlier in the evening and single tracking in San Francisco starting at around 8pm.  Effectively, every other train is being cancelled Monday-Friday.  

Weekend service will remain unchanged at this time. 

The online Trip Planner has been updated.  PDFs of the new schedule have been posted on the Schedule .pdfs page.

Read the full announcement.

Updated at 9:20am April 6, 2020

BART ridership for Sunday, April 5, 2020 was 7,835 representing a 92% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections. 

The BART Board of Directors will hold its regular board meeting on Thursday, April 9th at 9am.  The virtual meeting will be streamed live on our website at https://www.bart.gov/about/bod/multimedia

The Board will get an update on COVID-19 efforts and impacts. View the presentation.

We strongly encourage public comments to be submitted via email. You may submit comments via email to board.meeting@bart.gov, using “public comment” as the subject line. Your comment will be read into the record and will become a permanent part of the file. Please submit your comments as far in advance as possible. Emailed comments must be received before 9:00 a.m. in order to be included in the record. For those who cannot watch the Board Meeting live at bart.gov, you may listen to the Meeting by calling 1 888-204-5987 and entering access code 6866418.


Updated at 4:24pm April 5, 2020

BART ridership for Saturday, April 4, 2020 was 11,430 representing a 93% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections. 


Updated at 11am April 4, 2020

BART ridership for Friday, April 3, 2020 was 28,965 representing a 93% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections. 

This weekend we are taking advantage of low ridership to do extra track work.  By increasing essential rebuilding projects we can also save our operating budget by shifting crews to focus on capital budget funded projects.

Saturday: Cable replacement between Orinda and Lafayette all day (Upon expedited request).

Sunday: Cable replacement between Embarcadero and 24 Mission until ~7pm.

Sunday: Track resurfacing between Union City and South Hayward all day.


Updated at 10am April 3, 2020

BART ridership for Thursday, April 2, 2020 was 28,649 representing a 93% drop when compared to April ridership budget projections.

BART ridership data for March 2020 has been uploaded at https://www.bart.gov/about/reports/ridership. Monthly ridership data and daily ridership data that is station specific, including origin and destination pairs are available for public access.


Updated at 1:20pm April 2, 2020

BART ridership for Wednesday, April 1, 2020 was 29,896 representing a 93% drop in ridership.  New April ridership baselines have been established for weekdays and weekends based on what April ridership was budgeted to be.  

BART has now posted new signage at entrances of all stations and all employee work locations districtwide to comply with new shelter in place orders.  The posters included the mandated language outlined in the orders and a social distancing protocol that outlines the measures taken to protect employee health, maintain social distancing, and sanitization efforts.

View the poster and the protocol document.

Signs required by shelter in place orders


Updated at 1:20pm April 1, 2020

BART ridership for Tuesday, March 31, 2020 was 28,877, representing a 93% drop compared to an average Tuesday in February 2020 (see our chart above).  Starting tomorrow, new baselines will be established for April comparisons since ridership expectations vary month by month.

While the new shelter in place orders have a section about construction, they do allow for BART to continue work on essential capital projects during the shelter in place orders.  


Updated at 9:15am March 31, 2020

BART ridership for Monday, March 30, 2020 was 29,584, representing a 93% drop compared to an average Monday in February 2020 (see our chart above).

Starting March 31, BART is closing secondary station entrances at 12th Street Oakland City Center and 19th Street Oakland stations to help focus our cleaning efforts and to improve safety during times of low ridership.

At 12th Street Station, the following entrances are closed:

  1. Broadway and 14th St north end
  2. Street Access to Wells Fargo on Broadway
  3. 13rd and Broadway, near the now-closed Burger King 
  4. 11th Street south end

At 19th Street Station, the following entrances are closed:

  1. 1930 Broadway center of station
  2. Previously closed 1733 Broadway south end
  3. 1955 Broadway (Uptown Station) north end

BART closed the following station entrances prior to March 31:

  1. Balboa Park north end
  2. Powell north long corridor
  3. Downtown Berkeley south end

    Updated at 9:30am March 30, 2020

    BART ridership for Sunday, March 29, 2020 was 9,453, representing a 90% drop compared to an average Sunday in February 2020 (see our chart above).

    To help ease our operating budget, this past weekend we sent some escalator and elevator crews to the Milpitas Station for some prep work, which is paid for with the capital budget.

    BART continues to use the downtime from shelter in place and recent 9pm service closure to help rebuild its system. For more information, visit here. 

    Escalator work at Milpitas


    Updated at 11:30am March 29, 2020

    BART ridership for Saturday, March 28, 2020, was 12,389, representing a 92% drop compared to an average Saturday in February 2020 (see our chart above).

    Crews continue our home improvement projects during this time of very low ridership and to take advantage of closing at 9pm.  Pictured below is a crew member getting access to the platform earlier than usual to do electrical work.  New LED lighting is being installed throughout the station.

    del norte electrical work


    Updated at 10:30am March 28, 2020

    BART ridership for Friday, March 27, 2020, was 31,142, representing a 92% drop compared to an average Friday in February 2020 (see our chart above).


    Updated at 8:45am March 27, 2020

    BART ridership for Thursday, March 26, 2020, was 31,601, representing a 92% drop compared to an average Thursday in February 2020 (see our chart above).

    During this time of extreme low ridership, BART continues many of its capital projects to help rebuild its system. 

    Crews recently demolished the long-closed restroom at 19th St station as we work to remodel the restroom and re-open it. It's part of the station's modernization project.

    Crews demolish long-closed restroom in 19th Street Station

    Capital projects are not paid for by operating funds, meaning our 90% ridership dip and related huge revenue loss isn't impacting planned capital projects.

    Capital project workers, including contractors who are working on the 19th St restroom, are maintaining social distancing at work.

    BART is utilizing this period of extreme low ridership to get work done. Certain major capital projects will benefit from service closure at 9pm, like: 19th Street Station Modernization; El Cerrito del Norte Station Modernization; Rail Grinding; Rail Replacement; and Transbay Tube Cathodic Protection.


    Updated at 2:55pm and 8am March 26, 2020

    BART ridership for Wednesday, March 25, 2020, was 32,625, representing a 92% drop compared to an average Wednesday in February 2020 (see our chart above).  

    The estimated loss revenue impact for March-to-date (through 3/25) is -$17,495,000, and a loss of 4.172M trips. Projections for the full month of March is a loss of $24,663,000 with a loss of 5.878M trips.

    BART budget staff is waiting to find out how much money BART will receive from the federal stimulus package to help support our operating budget and running service.  There will be approximately $1.3B provided to the MTC to divide up among Bay Area transit operators.


    Updated at 9:25am March 25, 2020

    BART ridership for Tuesday, March 24, 2020, was 32,117, representing a 92% drop compared to an average Tuesday in February 2020 (see our chart above).  

    Read the statement from BART General Manager Bob Powers on $25 billion in transit funding included in Senate bill to be voted on.

    Special BART Board meeting held to 3/26 to discuss COVID-19

    BART Board President Lateefah Simon called a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-25-29 and the California Shelter-in-Place mandate, which prevents all but essential travel, public participation for this meeting will be via teleconference only.  To listen to the Special Board Meeting, please dial 1-888-204-5987 and enter access code 6866418.

    We strongly encourage public comments to be submitted via email. Please send comments on Item 3 only to board.meeting@bart.gov, using “Public Comment” as the subject line.  Your comment will be read into the record and will become a permanent part of the file.  Please submit your comments as far in advance as possible.  Emailed comments must be received before 9:00 a.m. in order to be included in the record.

    Individuals may also be given an opportunity by the moderator to speak during the Public Comment section of the meeting.  Public comments will be limited to three (3) minutes per person. 

    View the presentation that will be given.  


    Updated at 9:20am March 24, 2020

    BART ridership for Monday, March 23, 2020 was 34,933, representing a 91% drop compared to an average Monday in February 2020 (see our chart above). 

    Last night's 9pm closure was without incident. The "grand meet" which is when the last trains of the evening all meet at MacArthur to ensure riders transfer to the last train home occurred at 9:52pm. 

    SFO is offering a free shuttle between some of our stations and the airport after 9pm.  Read the flyer for full details.

    AC Transit has created a special page outlining station by station bus options after 9pm. The page provides alternative routes from inner East Bay BART stations to and from San Francisco, downtown Oakland, and downtown Berkeley between 9:00 p.m. and midnight: http://www.actransit.org/bus-alternatives-for-inner-east-bay-bart-stations-between-900-p-m-and-midnight/ 


    Updated at 9:45am March 23, 2020

    BART ridership for Sunday, March 22, 2020 was 12,737, representing a 87% drop compared to an average Sunday in February 2020 (see our chart above).  24,269 fewer riders rode on Sunday compared to the previous Sunday before the shelter in place order was made.

    Today BART General Manager Bob Powers joined other transit leaders across the nation in sending a letter to Senate and House leadership requesting that any federal relief package include at least $25 billion of dedicated support for public transportation agencies.  


    Updated at 10:20am March 22, 2020

    BART ridership for Saturday, March 21, 2020, was 18,793, representing a 87% drop compared to an average Saturday in February 2020 (see our chart above). 39,394 fewer riders rode on Saturday compared to the previous Saturday before the shelter in place order was made and 94,595 fewer than 2 Saturdays ago.

    BART ridership for Friday, March 20, 2020 was 42,461, representing a 89% drop compared to an average Friday in February 2020 (see our chart above). 11,570 fewer riders rode on Friday compared to Tuesday which was the first full day of the shelter in place order.

    BART staff has updated this Fact Sheet outlining revenue loss figures based on the latest ridership data.  A sustained ridership loss of 90% and a 50% reduction of economic activity impacting other revenue sources could reduce BART's monthly revenues by $57M. 


    Updated at 9:15am March 20, 2020

    BART ridership for Thursday, March 19, 2020 (the third full day of the shelter in place order) was 45,915, representing a 89% drop compared to an average Thursday in February 2020 (see our chart above).  8,116 fewer riders rode on Thursday compared to Tuesday which was the first full day of the shelter in place order.

    Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, BART will provide service Monday-Friday from 5am-9pm (currently service is 5am-midnight). Current weekday train frequency will remain.

    Starting Saturday March 28, 2020, Saturday and Sunday service will be from 8am-9pm (currently Saturday service is 6am-midnight and Sunday is 8am-midnight). Current weekend train frequency will remain.

    For riders impacted by the service hour changes, BART staff continues to update the Trip Planner www.bart.gov/planner to cancel trains after 9pm and before 8am on Saturday so riders may plan accordingly and ahead.

    Cancelled BART trains will show on the Trip Planner with a red strikethrough on its time of arrival and message "This trip is cancelled. Due to low ridership as a result of the COVID-19 shelter in place order, this trip is cancelled until further notice." The Trip Planner will show other public transit alternatives available. 

    On the Trip Planner, riders can plug in their home address, work address or their next destination to find the most transit-friendly route. Riders have ability to combine other modes such as walking, bicycling and driving into their itinerary. Riders can plan hours and days ahead of their planned trip using the BART Trip Planner.


    Updated at 2:20pm March 19, 2020

    BART to temporarily reduce service hours based on ridership data

    Announced on Monday April 6:  Starting Wednesday, April 8, Monday-Friday service will run every 30 minutes systemwide all day, with 3-line service beginning earlier in the evening and single tracking in San Francisco starting at around 8pm.  Effectively, every other train is being cancelled Monday-Friday. Weekend service will remain unchanged at this time.

    Read the full announcement.

    The online Trip Planner has been updated.  PDFs of the new schedule have been posted on the Schedule .pdfs page.

    Announced on March 19:

    BART has done an exhaustive review of ridership and train car loads this week and will make the following changes to service until further notice:

    Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, BART will provide service Monday-Friday from 5am-9pm (currently service is 5am-midnight). Current weekday train frequency will remain.

    Starting Saturday March 28, 2020, Saturday and Sunday service will be from 8am-9pm (currently Saturday service is 6am-midnight and Sunday is 8am-midnight). Current weekend train frequency will remain.

    All riders must be in the system by 8:45pm to have a guaranteed ride to their destination.

    BART will monitor ridership data each day to determine how long these service hours will be in effect.

    SFO is offering a free shuttle between some of our stations and the airport after 9pm.  Read the flyer for full details.

    AC Transit currently offers late night transbay bus service.

    AC Transit has created a special page outlining station by station bus options after 9pm. The page provideds alternative routes from inner East Bay BART stations to and from San Francisco, downtown Oakland, and downtown Berkeley between 9:00 p.m. and midnight: http://www.actransit.org/bus-alternatives-for-inner-east-bay-bart-stations-between-900-p-m-and-midnight/ 

    Other systems the currently offer some level of service around BART's service area after 9pm:

    • Capitol Corridor
    • SFMTA
    • Caltrain
    • SamTrans
    • County Connection
    • Tri Delta Transit

    Other agencies may be modifying service as well during the Shelter in Place order. Once you plan your alternative trip, please check the agency's website as their planned trip information may have changed as well.

    Read the full announcement

    Updated at 9:10am March 19, 2020

    BART ridership for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 (the second full day of the shelter in place order) was 48,085, representing a 88% drop compared to an average Wednesday in February 2020 (see our chart above).  5,946 fewer riders rode on Wednesday compared to Tuesday.


    Updated at 3pm March 18, 2020

    Starting Thursday March 19, BART will temporarily eliminate the extra commute trains that run during the AM and PM commute on the Yellow (Antioch-SFO) line until further notice. The regular base schedule of 15-minute headways during commute hours will remain systemwide. The trains being cancelled are the extra trains that provide more frequent service during our busiest hours on our busiest line.  These trains are traditionally cancelled during periods of low ridership, such as the December holiday season. 

    Social distancing will remain possible on the yellow line all day.  BART staff pulled data from Wednesday morning showing cars that make up the extra commute trains carried an average of 7 riders per car.  Moving these riders to the base trains that run every 15 minutes will not cause crowding and riders will be able to maintain social distancing.

    The Trip Planner and platform digital monitors will show the eliminated trains as “cancelled.”

    Temporarily eliminating these extra trains during low ridership will reduce maintenance needs, allow for additional cleaning of the cars, and provide train operators to backfill vacancies.  

    Updated at 10am March 18, 2020

    BART ridership for Tuesday, March 17, 2020 (the first full day of the shelter in place order) was 54,031, representing a 87% drop compared to an average Tuesday in February 2020 (see our chart above).  


    Updated at 4:15pm March 17, 2020

    BART issued a press release today calling for emergency stimulus funds.  Initial data for Tuesday’s commute shows an 85% decline.  That level of decline will cost BART a loss of approximately $37M per month in fare and parking revenue.  A sustained ridership loss of 85% and a 50% reduction of economic activity impacting other revenue sources could reduce BART's monthly revenues by $55M. (Update 3/22: with a 90% reduction this number grows to $57M)

    We are also sharing this fact sheet (Fact sheet was updated on 3/22 click here to view latest version) about the financial impact of the pandemic and shelter in place orders. Last week letters were sent local, state, and federal officials about securing COVID-19 related emergency funds.

    Updated at 9:00am March 17, 2020

    BART ridership for Monday, March 16, 2020 was 118,572 representing a 70% drop compared to an average Monday in February 2020 (see our chart above).

    BART is running regular service for essential workers during the shelter in place order. Trains are long to allow for social distancing. There was no crowding today during the morning commute, but trains did carry people, indicating there are essential workers who depend on transit.  See below for details about the shelter in place order.   


    Updated at 2:20pm March 16, 2020

    BART continues regular service during shelter in place

    Today’s shelter in place emergency order from local counties considers BART as an essential business.

    BART will continue to provide regular service for riders performing essential activities and for riders travelling to and from “essential business” work, with long enough trains to allow for social distancing. Based on ridership levels last week and over the weekend, social distancing is happening on BART.  Last week BART served 24%-61% fewer riders depending on the day of the week. There is enough space for riders to remain 6 feet from each other.  Increased cleaning and disinfecting are continuing in stations and trains.

    The order provides the following guidelines specific to transit:

    • BART, along with other essential businesses, is “strongly encouraged to remain open.”
    • To the greatest extent feasible, BART should allow for Social Distancing of at least six feet from any other person including, but not limited to, when any customers are standing in line.
    • People must use public transit only for purposes of performing Essential Activities or to travel to and from work to operate Essential Businesses or maintain Essential Governmental Functions and Essential Infrastructure operations and maintenance. People riding on public transit must comply with Social Distancing Requirements, to the greatest extent feasible. The shelter in place order defines each of those categories.

    Essential travel also includes travel:

    • to obtain necessary services or supplies for themselves and their family or household members.
    • to engage in activities or perform tasks essential to their health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family or household members.
    • to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons.
    • to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services.
    • to return to a place of residence from outside the jurisdiction.
    • required by law enforcement or court order.
    • required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the County.

    BART staff and frontline workers continue to deliver safe BART service.  BART staff is being provided the tools they need to perform their job safely including hand sanitizer, germicidal wipes, face masks for positions that require them, and other personal protective equipment.  We offer an Employee Assistance Program with resources that can assist with child/elder care referrals, financial consultation and counseling with a licensed mental health clinician.

    If you are sick, we ask you not to ride BART. If your travel isn't essential, we ask that you follow the order and not ride BART.

    The trains must continue to run to ensure lifeline service to those workers who will keep the region functioning during these trying times.

    (Posted at 12:55pm March 16, 2020)

    BART ridership for Sunday, March 15, 2020 was 37,006 representing a 61% drop compared to an average Sunday in February 2020 (see our chart above).

    BART is running regular service today. With fewer riders and increased disinfecting, social distancing is possible and we are committed to regular service for those who rely on transit.

    BART continues to provide ridership figures as we believe transparency is critical in times of emergency. The ridership figures show that people are staying home if they can, that there are people who still need to go to work in person and BART plays a critical role in moving them, that there is no crowding on trains and social distancing is possible, and we are committed to sharing as much information with the public as we can.

    BART's Twitter poll asking riders their opinion about personal hand straps was available for voting until 2 pm Sunday. The final results are in: with 4,082 total votes on Twitter, 74.9% of the voters said yes to the personal hand strap idea. Other feedback from Facebook and Instagram showed similar levels of support for the personal hand strap. We will announce to the public if there are any new developments.


    (Posted at 9:45am March 15, 2020 and updated with picture at 11:45am)

    BART ridership for Saturday, March 14, 2020 was 58,187 representing a 61% drop compared to an average Saturday in February 2020 (see our chart above).

    BART is running regular Sunday service with planned single tracking for cable replacement work.  The single-tracking is between Embarcadero-24 Mission. Expect 10-15 min delays between Embarcadero- 24 Mission for most of the day. Blue Line will turn back at Montgomery.  We are running 10 car trains through SF so riders can maintain space between each other.  Platforms are not crowded.  Here is a look at Montgomery at 11am today:

    Montgomery

    BART staff continues increased disinfecting and riders can maintain social distancing on stations, on platforms and inside trains due to lower ridership.

    For the coming week, we will continue regular service with no planned service reductions.  We expect further drops in ridership with school closures in effect throughout the region.    

    BART's Twitter poll asking riders their opinion about personal hand straps will be active until 2pm today.  Currently more than 4,000 poeple have voted with 75% liking the idea.   Watch the video and take the Twitter poll 

    Riders are encouraged to sign up for BART news at https://cloud.info.bart.gov/signup


    (Updated 10:20am March 14, 2020)

    BART ridership for Friday, March 13, 2020 was 184,605 representing a 50% drop compared to an average Friday in February 2020 (see our chart above).

    BART is running regular weekend service with the following planned track work:

    SAT: Single-tracking for Yellow Line after 11:30pm due to work in Berkeley Hills Tunnel.

    SUN: Single-tracking between Embarcadero-24 Mission for cable replacement work. Expect 10-15 min delays between Embarcadero- 24 Mission for most of the day. Blue Line will turn back at Montgomery.

    On Friday, General Manager Bob Powers filmed a video showcasing a prototype of a personal hand strap we are considering. Riders could take them home and clean it before use. We want to know if this is worthwhile before we order more.  Watch the video and take the Twitter poll (the poll is open through Sunday morning).

    Hand strap  Hand strap


    (Updated 9:20am March 13, 2020)

    BART ridership for Thursday, March 12, 2020 was 231,820 representing a 45% drop compared to an average Thursday in February 2020.

    BART continues to run regular service and we are not considering reduced service or a system shut down unless forced to do so. We've seen headlines and social media posts stating BART is considering reduced service or shutting down. We want our riders to know we plan to continue to run regular service and we will only reduce or close if the Governor or medical professionals direct us to.

    There are also rumors of BART employees with COVID-19.  We are unaware of any positive tests and employees are accounted for.  

    We have confirmed with staff that we have completed installing hand sanitizer dispensers at all stations.


    (Updated 10:20am March 12, 2020)

    BART ridership for Wednesday, March 11, 2020 was 268,192 representing a 35% drop compared to an average Wednesday in February 2020.

    Today our General Manager provided an update to our Board of Directors about our prevention efforts.  You can watch the update here once the board meeting has completed. (click on GM Report):

    General Manager Powers confirmed that hand sanitizer dispensers began to be installed last night and as of today (Thursday March 12, 2020) BART has enough supply to last 7-10 days. Staff is working to purchase more and is in communication with vendors. Increased cleaning and disinfecting continues.

    The Governor's call to cancel gatherings of 250 people or more includes an exemption for transit as it is an essential service.  However, we want our riders to know, there is currently no crowding at BART and riders can remain an arm-lengths distance from others on trains and on our platforms.

    Powers confirmed staff has emergency plans in place should there be a call to shut down or significantly reduce service; however, that is not anticipated at this time.  Should there be a reduction in service, BART will communicate in real time with the public using email/text alerts, the BART website and the official app, social media, in-station announcements, posted signs, and through the news media.  We have ensured layers of staffing trained to distribute information.   

    Riders are encouraged to sign up for BART Service Alerts via email or text and BART news at https://cloud.info.bart.gov/signup


    (Updated 2:45pm March 11, 2020)

    BART will deploy hand sanitizer to each station starting tonight.  All 48 stations will have at least one dispenser mounted in the paid area of the station.

    With less crowding, riders can maintain distance from each other.  According to public health officials, maintaining an arms-length space between people will help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

    BART ridership for Tuesday, March 10, 2020 was 292,011 representing a 30% drop compared to an average Tuesday in February 2020 (415,760).

    Financial impact being assessed

    Fewer riders means less revenue to BART.  Currently 60% of our budget to provide service is from fare dollars.  Dips in ridership are a serious financial concern.  BART staff is assessing the financial impact, which at current ridership levels is estimated at approximately $450,000 to over $600,000 each weekday in fare revenue loss.  Increased cleaning will also come with a price tag.  In the coming days and weeks, BART will be actively pursuing emergency aid from local, state and federal sources to help keep our budget whole and deliver service.

    Despite these financial challenges, BART is committed to continuing to provide reliable service and to be a vital part of the Bay Area’s response to the corona virus.  BART is a critical lifeline for the many health care providers and others who rely on the system to get to and from work to maintain essential services. 


    (Updated 11am March 10, 2020)

    BART ridership for Monday, March 9, 2020 was 301,547, representing a 25% drop compared to Monday, February 24, 2020 which had 403,002.


    (Updated 9:30am March 9, 2020)

    BART ridership for the work week of March 2-6, 2020 was down 8% compared to the previous week.  The average ridership for the week was 380,000.


    Response and Prevention Efforts

    The safety of BART riders and employees is our top priority.  Since January 2020, BART has been actively monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 virus situation while communicating with local, state, and federal public health and emergency officials.  BART follows the guidance and recommendations of local public health departments, California Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization, and frequently communicates safety information to employees and the public.

    Since March 2nd, a cross-functional Pandemic Taskforce has been meeting twice a week to actively formulate a response plan, implement health and safety measures, and monitor COVID-19 developments to protect the health and safety of BART riders and employees and to ensure continuity of operations.  Communication protocols have been clearly defined to ensure developments are being shared with all stakeholders including all BART employees.

    On May 27, 2020 BART released a 15-step plan to welcome riders back. It outlines what riders can expect when riding our system. 

    The District has taken the following preparedness actions:

    Rider and Employee Safety

    • Station Agents and Train Operators disinfect their booth or train cab interior twice per shift/run.
    • Train cars are fogged with disinfectant every 24 hours.
    • Touchpoints inside of all train cars are wiped down with disinfectant at end of line stations.
    • Touchpoints inside all stations are wiped down with disinfectant several times daily.
    • Maintenance crews disinfect the inside of each maintenance vehicle daily.
    • Hand sanitizer dispensers are installed at all stations with large signs.
    • Masks are available to the public at all stations (see the station agent booth) and officers and ambassadors have extra masks for those who need one.
    • The cleaning and disinfecting of employee work areas and breakrooms has been prioritized.
    • Decontamination, notification, contact tracing, and testing protocol for employee potential COVID-19 exposure has been established.
    • Signs announcing that everyone who enters BART must wear a mask and social distance are posted at all station entrances in multiple languages.
    • Select secondary entrances at stations throughout the system have been temporarily closed to allow police and station personnel to focus their efforts on remaining entrances.
    • BART Police Department has added fixed post deployment at stations. The FY21 budget added 10 new ambassador positions to increase non-sworn employee presence in the system and to help educate and promote wearing masks and spreading out.  
    • A COVID-19 testing partner has been established for essential onsite BART workers with a hotline for prescreening and testing capability.
    • BART partnered with UCSF and community partners to offer free COVID-19 testing for riders, employees and community members at the 24th Street Station Plaza in San Francisco. It is believed to be a first-in-the-nation pilot program to provide low-barrier COVID-19 testing — free, simple, and convenient — at a central transit hub. 
    • Staff is testing MERV 14 air filters and UV lighting in HVAC duct work of train cars to kill viruses in the air flow. BART currently uses MERV 8 filters and the air you breathe while riding BART is filtered more effectively than that in the typical office or indoor setting like a grocery store or pharmacy, with an entire train car's air being replaced every 70 seconds. 

    Social Distancing Protocols

    • Long trains are running system-wide to allow for social distancing and PA announcements are made on trains and in stations every 30 minutes reminding customers that they must wear a mask and social distance. Decals reminding riders to spread out are inside trains and stations.
    • Mandated Social Distancing Protocol form and posters are posted at all BART facilities.
    • Station Agents are directed to stay in their booth with the door closed, with one agent per booth and to provide service with minimal contact and social distancing. Station Agents are able to check Clipper cards through the glass and check tickets through the slot. If the Agent must leave the booth, they have been instructed to maintain social distancing.
    • Breakrooms and outdoor break areas at maintenance facilities have fewer chairs to ensure 6-ft social distancing.
    • Social distancing is discussed during daily Safety Briefings to ensure compliance while performing work.
    • Additional maintenance vehicles have been added to transport crews to work site to support social distancing.
    • Maintenance crew assignments are staggered to prevent gathering of personnel.

    Health & Safety Communications

    • Good hygiene signs in multiple languages are posted at all BART facilities.
    • “Face coverings required” posters in multiple languages and pictograms are posted in all stations.
    • Posters on board train cars remind riders that masks are required and cars are disinfected daily.
    • Decals are posted in train car windows, inside stations, and elevators reminding riders to social distance.
    • Audio announcements are made every 30 minutes reminding riders to spread out and wear a mask.
    • Large posters and banners greet riders as they enter outling new safety protocols.
    • bart.gov is updated daily with ridership data. Crowding data is being posted weekly to show riders the expected crowding level per car.
    • Multiple communication channels are utilized to reach a wide audience including email blasts, BART app, SMS text, BART Watch app push notifications, train operator announcements, PA announcements, platform digital signs, and frequent news media updates.
    • Weekly Safety Updates are sent to all employees on COVID-19 updates and safety guidance, and more often as specific guidance requires.
    • HR guidance documents are shared with all employees with updates related to the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, Shelter in Place orders, remote work arrangements, COVID-19 testing protocols and the hotline for essential onsite employees, advice for managing fears around COVID-19, BART’s Employee Assistance Program, and more.
    • Internal messaging is posted on monitors in shops, booths, and at key reporting locations.
    • Weekly meetings are held with union leaders to discuss issues and collaborate on safety improvements.

    Personal Protective Equipment

    • All employees have been issued face coverings or face masks as appropriate (N95, Surgical, & Cloth).
    • We are maintaining proper inventory of PPE.
    • All employees have received a one-time payroll allowance for additional PPE purchases.
    • All employees have disinfectant and hand sanitizer with daily visual inventory checks by supervisors.
    • Staff has been issued enhanced PPE where available and necessary (i.e. face shields, respirator masks, gloves, goggles, Tyvek suits).
    • Masks are available for riders at all stations.

    Current prevention tips include:

    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Wear a face covering (required at BART)
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

    Ridership charts are being archived below.

    Ridership summary

     

    Average of 4 Feb weeks

    (non-holiday)

    Week 1 

    (Mar 2)

    Change  %Change

    Week 2

    (Mar 9)

    Change%Change
    Monday399,397379,775-19,622-5%301,547-97,850-24%
    Tuesday415,760388,262-27,498-7%292,192-123,749-30%
    Wednesday413,275384,382-28,893-7%268,192-145,083-35%
    Thursday417,531375,215-42,316-10%231,820-185,711-45%
    Friday375,170328,949-46,221-12%186,605-188,565-50%
    Saturday149,954113,388-36,566-24%58,187-91,767-61%
    Sunday94,76274,791-19,971-21%37,006-57,756-61%

    Week 1 March 2-8: Some large companies requiring/strongly encouraging work from home

    Week 2 March 9-15: Many schools/day cares shutting down

     

    Average of 4 Feb weeks

    (non-holiday)

    Week 3 

    (Mar 16)

    Change  %Change

    Week 4

    (Mar 23)

    Change%Change
    Monday399,397118,572-280,825-70%34,933-364,464-91%
    Tuesday415,76054,031-361,729-87%32,117-383,643-92%
    Wednesday413,27548,085-365,190-88%32,625-380,650-92%
    Thursday417,53145,915-371,616-89%31,601-385,930-92%
    Friday375,17042,461-332,709-89%31,142-344,028-92%
    Saturday149,95418,793-131,191-87%12,389-137565-92%
    Sunday94,76212,737-82,025-87%9,453-85,309-90%

    Week 3 March 16-22: Shelter in place orders (6-county effective 3/17)

    Week 4 March 23-29: BART reduced service hours, effective 3/23

     

    Average of 4 baseline weeks

    Week 5 

    (Mar 30)

    Change  %Change

    Week 6

    (Apr 6)

    Change%Change
    Monday399,39729,584-369,813-93%24,909-378,615*-94%
    Tuesday415,76028,877-386,883-93%26,378-377,146*-93%
    Wednesday403,52429,896-373,628-93%25,507-378,017-94%
    Thursday403,52428,649-374,875-93%24,688-378,836-94%
    Friday403,52428,965-374,559-93%24,401-379,123-94%
    Saturday153,74111,430-142,311-93%11,292-142,449-93%
    Sunday94,9517,835-87,116-92%7,582-87,369-92%

    *the baseline for April 6&7 is 403,524 for comparison.

    Simplified ridership chart for the months of March and April below.

    March  April  
    DateActual% below baselineDateActual% below baseline
    3/2/20379,775-5%4/1/2029,896-93%
    3/3/20388,262-7%4/2/2028,649-93%
    3/4/20384,382-7%4/3/2028,965-93%
    3/5/20375,215-10%4/4/2011,430-93%
    3/6/20328,949-12%4/5/207,835-92%
    3/7/20113,388-24%4/6/2024,909-94%
    3/8/2074,791-21%4/7/2026,378-93%
    3/9/20301,547-24%4/8/2025,507-94%
    3/10/20292,192-30%4/9/2024,688-94%
    3/11/20268,192-35%4/10/2024,401-94%
    3/12/20231,820-45%4/11/2011,292-93%
    3/13/20186,605-50%4/12/207,582-92%
    3/14/2058,187-61%4/13/2024,271-94%
    3/15/2037,006-61%4/14/2023,890-94%
    3/16/20118,572-70%4/15/2024,498-94%
    3/17/2054,031-87%4/16/2023,779-94%
    3/18/2048,085-88%4/17/2024,006-94%
    3/19/2045,915-89%4/18/2011,249-93%
    3/20/2042,461-89%4/19/208,205-91%
    3/21/2018,793-87%4/20/2022,997-94%
    3/22/2012,737-87%4/21/2023,277-94%
    3/23/2034,933-91%4/22/2024,205-94%
    3/24/2032,117-92%4/23/2024,093-94%
    3/25/2032,625-92%4/24/2024,530-94%
    3/26/2031,601-92%4/25/2011,895-92%
    3/27/2031,142-92%4/26/208,763-91%
    3/28/2012,389-92%4/27/2024,209-94%
    3/39/209,453-90%4/28/2025,007-94%
    3/30/2029,584-93%4/29/2025,302-94%
    3/31/2028,877-93%4/30/2025,687-94%

     

    May  June  
    DateActual% below baselineDateActual% below baseline
    5/1/2027,07493%6/1/2032,14292%
    5/2/2013,16390%6/2/2032,71192%
    5/3/209,96390%6/3/2037,91191%
    5/4/2027,07093%6/4/2034,72591%
    5/5/2027,56293%6/5/2035,40491%
    5/6/2027,76893%6/6/2018,02188%
    5/7/2028,11393%6/7/2013,33989%
    5/8/2028,22093%6/8/2037,36191%
    5/9/2013,67990%6/9/2038,40690%
    5/10/2010,22190%6/10/2039,23590%
    5/11/2027,40893%6/11/2039,67690%
    5/12/2028,17393%6/12/2039,17790%
    5/13/2029,11993%6/13/2021,18686%
    5/14/2028,96693%6/14/2015,36487%
    5/15/2030,17093%6/15/2041,83290%
    5/16/2014,48490%6/16/2043,51589%
    5/17/209,98090%6/17/2044,26889%
    5/18/2029,55593%6/18/2044,52889%
    5/19/2030,97892%6/19/2047,16388%
    5/20/2031,27192%6/20/2022,90885%
    5/21/2031,38492%6/21/2016,41386%
    5/22/2031,37692%6/22/2043,67189%
    5/23/2015,18689%6/23/2045,28989%
    5/24/2011,72089%6/24/2045,32189%
    5/25/2013,13386%6/25/2045,04589%
    5/26/2032,52792%6/26/2045,00289%
    5/27/2033,00492%6/27/2022,99785%
    5/28/2033,68192%6/28/2017,64085%
    5/29/2034,15292%6/29/2043,86389%
    5/30/2015,56889%6/30/2045,62889%
    5/31/2011,92488%   

     

    July  Aug.  
    DateActual% below baselineDateActual% below baseline
    7/1/2047,18389%8/1/2024,89284%
    7/2/2046,45089%8/2/2017,19283%
    7/3/2032,72592%8/3/2045,11189%
    7/4/2018,56886%8/4/2045,89789%
    7/5/2017,16984%8/5/2046,38989%
    7/6/2043,92889%8/6/2046,78289%
    7/7/2047,22089%8/7/2046,01589%
    7/8/2047,23189%8/8/2023,59585%
    7/9/2046,94689%8/9/2017,96283%
    7/10/2045,97289%8/10/2046,14989%
    7/11/2023,87485%8/11/2046,42589%
    7/12/2017,77784%8/12/2046,86389%
    7/13/2045,33689%8/13/2046,74089%
    7/14/2046,26489%8/14/2045,32189%
    7/15/2046,45689%8/15/2023,38085%
    7/16/2046,02189%8/16/2016,00684%
    7/17/2045,65289%8/17/2043,89189%
    7/18/2022,61286%8/18/2046,69989%
    7/19/2017,25884%8/19/2046,31689%
    7/20/2042,08990%8/20/2046,16289%
    7/21/2045,29089%8/21/2045,44989%
    7/22/2045,71289%8/22/2022,48686%
    7/23/2045,84789%8/23/2016,46284%
    7/24/2044,30089%8/24/2044,34789%
    7/25/2022,79186%8/25/2046,32189%
    7/26/2017,18584%8/26/2046,89989%
    7/27/2043,31889%8/27/2047,28289%
    7/28/2045,08589%8/28/2046,39489%
    7/29/2045,91889%8/29/2024,32284%
    7/30/2045,89989%8/30/2018,23482%
    7/31/2045,81889%8/31/2045,32989%

    Budget staff have set the following baseline ridership figures for May, June, and July to determine the percentage of ridership loss. 

     

    Weekday

    Saturday

    Sunday

    Holiday

    May

    405,999

    142,863

    104,177

    97,535

    June

    405,460

    154,457

    120,876

    0

    July

    414,900157,900107,700135,500
    Aug415,000156,900103,000 
    Sept426,300153,400108,800107,600

    (This article was originally published Feb. 25, 2020 and is being updated frequently)