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| 2007 || August 23 || Team || The BART Board of Directors votes 6-3 to appoint {{w|Dorothy Dugger}}, the current Interim General Manager, as General Manager. Dugger would become BART's first female General Manager, and would take the job after serving BART since September 1992 and being Deputy General Manager since April 6, 1994. She succeeds {{w|Thomas Margro}}, who retired in June.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2007/08/20/daily65.html|title = BART makes interim GM permanent|date = August 23, 2007|accessdate = July 27, 2017|publisher = Silicon Valley Business Journal}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = http://www.mercurynews.com/2007/08/23/bart-appoints-first-female-general-manager/|title = Bart appoints first female general manager|publisher = Mercury News|date = August 23, 2007|accessdate = July 27, 2017}}</ref> ||
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| 2007 || September 1, 2, 3 || Highway transportation shutdown || BART runs hourly, overnight service to 14 stations Saturday, September 1, Sunday, September 2 and Labor Day, Monday, September 3 when Caltrans closes the Bay Bridge for earthquake retrofit work.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2007/news20070801|title = All night service Labor Day weekend. Trains run hourly, stop at 14 stations after midnight September 1, 2 and 3|publisher = Bay Area Rapid Transit|date = August 9, 2007|accessdate = April 27, 2019}}</ref> || Transbay Tube
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| 2008 || January 1 || Fares || New, increased BART fares are effective from this date. The minimum fare is now $1.50 (up from $1.25) and the excursion fare is now $4.90 (up from $4.40).<ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.bart.gov/sites/default/files/docs/BART010108.pdf|title = BART Fares and Schedules: Effective January 1, 2008|accessdate = July 5, 2017}}</ref> ||
| 2008 || July 21 || Connectivity (cellular) || BART works with cellphone carrier MetroPCS to add MetroPCS to the list of carriers (previous list: Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile) with service in the underground San Francisco portion of its line.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2008/news20080721b|title = Underground cellphone coverage on BART expands|date = July 21, 2008|accessdate = April 27, 2019|publisher = Bay Area Rapid Transit}}</ref> || All of the underground San Francisco system (stations: Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell Street, Civic Center, 16th Street/Mission, 24th Street/Mission, Glen Park, Balboa Park)
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| 2008 || July, August || Information for riders || BART gets a Twitter account (@SFBART) in July. The earliest surviving tweet is from August 13.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://twitter.com/SFBART/status/886393658|title = Heard on BART: One rider giving another a book recommendation - "The Inheritance of Loss" by Kiran Desai. What are you reading on BART?|publisher = Bay Area Rapid Transit|date = JAugust August 13, 2008|accessdate = April 27, 2019}}</ref> Over the years, BART would use its Twitter account to complement its other means of providing news and real-time updates to riders, reaching over 30,000 tweets by early 2019.
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| 2008 || August 19 || Vehicles and devices on BART || BART approves a pilot program for the use of Segways and other Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices (EPAMD) on the BART system.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2008/news20080815|title = Pilot program approved for Segway use on BART|date = August 19, 2008|accessdate = April 27, 2019|publisher = Bay Area Rapid Transit}}</ref>
| 2011 || February 19 || New stations || The {{w|West Dublin/Pleasanton station}} opens after several years of delays. It is an infill station, located on the Dublin/Pleasanton line between Castro Valley and Dublin/Pleasanton. It is the second infill station in the BART system after Embarcadero.<ref>{{Cite web|url = http://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2011/news20110121|title = New West Dublin/Pleasanton Station, BART's 44th, to open Feb. 19|last = Lam|first = Xuan|date = February 19, 2011|accessdate = June 18, 2017|publisher = [[w:Bay Area Rapid Transit|Bay Area Rapid Transit]]}}</ref> ||
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| 2011 || March, April || Construction || BART receives $19 million from the {{w|Metropolitan Transportation Commisssion}} in toll revenue for the East Contra Costa County Extension Project, and begins construction on the project. The project involves a diesel eBART extension from the current northeast terminus of Pittsburg/Bay Point through Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley, and Brentwood, to the Byron/Discovery Bay.<ref>{{cite web|url = http://www.city-data.com/forum/san-francisco-oakland/1239645-mtc-approves-19m-ebart-pittsburg-antioch.html|title = MTC Approves $19M for eBART from Pittsburg to Antioch (San Jose: 2015, construction)|accessdate = March 29, 2011|accessdate = July 26, 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = http://www.sfexaminer.com/bart-extension-project-receives-19-million-in-funding-from-toll-revenue/|title = http://www.sfexaminer.com/bart-BART extension-project-receives-$19-million-in-funding-from-toll-revenue/|last = Reisman|first = Will|date = March 10, 2011|accessdate = July 27, 2017}}</ref> ||
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| 2011 || April 13 || Team || BART announces that General Manager {{w|Dorothy Dugger}} is quitting with extra compensation of $958,000 (severance of $600,000 and extra compensation of $350,000 for a smooth transition), and BART is beginning the search for a replacement. Dugger's last day at work would be April 22, 2011.<ref>{{cite web|url = http://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2011/news20110413|title = BART general manager resigns; search for new GM begins Thursday|date = April 13, 2011|accessdate = July 22, 2017|publisher = Bay Area Rapid Transit}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2011/04/13/bart-general-manager-dorothy-dugger-resigns-severance-is-958000/|title = BART General Manager Dorothy Dugger Resigns; Severance is $958,000|last = Brooks|first = Jon|date = April 13, 2011|accessdate = July 22, 2017|publisher = ''KQED''}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/BART-s-Dugger-quits-with-1-million-severance-2375176.php|title = BART's Dugger quits with $1 million severance|last = Cabanatuan|first = Michael|date = April 13, 2011|accessdate = July 22, 2017|publisher = ''San Francisco Chronicle''}}</ref> The announcement comes after a Board vote in February to fire Dugger,<ref>{{cite web|url = http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/BART-board-may-fire-Dorothy-Dugger-2475687.php|title =
| 2017 || June 28 || Train cars || BART completes the replacement of decoy cameras by real cameras in all train cars. The total cost of the project comes to $1.42 million; of which $463,749 is for the equipment and units and the remaining is for labor costs.<ref>{{Cite web|url = http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/BART-replaces-all-decoy-on-cameras-on-train-cars-11253276.php|title = BART replaces all decoy cameras on train cars with real ones|date = June 28, 2017|accessdate = October 23, 2017|last = Sernoffsky|first = Evan|publisher = ''San Francisco Chronicle''}}</ref> ||
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| 2018 || January 1 (announcement: June 22, 2017) || Fares || Fare increases and a new fare structure are effective from this date. All fares are increased 2.7%. Also, under the new structure, paper tickets have a 50-cent surcharge, but the age limit for youth discounts is increased to 18. BART's budget increases 5.5% to 1.92 billion dollars, most of the increase coming from additional capital improvements.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2017/news20170622|title = BART budget sets groundwork for system investments and expansion|date = June 22, 2017|accessdate = November 29April 27, 2019|publisher = Bay Area Rapid Transit}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/06/22/bart-board-approves-50-cent-surcharge-for-paper-tickets-expanded-discount-for-youth/|title = BART: 50-cent surcharge for paper tickets, expanded discount for youth|last = Baldassari|first = Erin|date = June 22, 2017|accessdate = November 29, 2017|publisher = ''Mercury News''}}</ref> ||
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| 2018 || January 1 (decision: October 26, 2017) || Fares || On October 26, 2017, the BART Board of Directors adopts two ordinances implementing a proof of payment requirement within BART paid areas and trains. Proof of payment means that a passenger must present a valid ticket or Clipper card anywhere within the paid area of the system upon request by authorized BART personnel. The laws go into effect January 1, 2018, with a one-month grace period in which warnings will be issued in lieu of citations for first time violations.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2017/news20171026-0|title = BART Board Adopts Proof of Payment Ordinances|date = October 26, 2017|accessdate = February 25, 2018|publisher = Bay Area Rapid Transit}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.thebaycitybeacon.com/politics/bart-proof-of-payment-rule-based-on-shoddy-evidence-hurts/article_1e5658d6-ca5d-11e7-8134-a3bd100eae99.html|title = BART Proof-of-Payment Rule, Based on Shoddy Evidence, Hurts Riders (Pedestrian Observations)|last = Levy|first = Alon|date = November 15, 2017|accessdate = February 25, 2018|publisher = The Bay City Beacon}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url = https://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2018/news20180220|title = Proof of Payment policy is in effect|publisher = Bay Area Rapid Transit|date = February 20, 2018|accessdate = February 25, 2018}}</ref>
| 2018 || January 3 || Violence || Sahleem Tindle is shot dead by a BART police officer at a barbershop outside West Oakland station, as a result of intervention by the officer in a violent dispute between Tindle and other individual.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/New-video-shows-BART-police-officer-s-path-to-12631061.php|title = New video shows BART police officer’s path to fatal shooting|last = Ravani|first = Sarah|last2 = Lyons|first2 = Jenna|date = February 21, 2018|accessdate = February 25, 2018}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url = https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/02/21/video-clip-leaked-in-bart-officer-involved-deadly-shooting/|title = BART releases full video of deadly police shooting|last = Ruggiero|first = Angela|date = February 21, 2018|accessdate = February 25, 2018|publisher = ''Mercury News''}}</ref> || West Oakland
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| 2018 || January 19 || Train cars || BART's new train cars are now in service for the general public, after getting the ok to do so from the California Public Utilities Commission on January 17. The cars were first ordered in 2012 from Bombardier.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2018/news20180119|title = BART's new train cars now in service|date = January 19, 2018|accessdate = January 28, 2018|publisher = Bay Area Rapid Transit}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/01/19/its-here-first-train-in-barts-new-fleet-makes-inaugural-run/|title = It’s here! First train in BART’s new fleet makes inaugural run|date = January 19, 2018|accessdate = January 28, 2018|publisher = ''The Mercury News''}}</ref> An apparent brake problem causes two of the cars to be sent for maintenance, but BART claims that this does not reflect any major systemic issues.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Brake-Problem-Forces-New-BART-Car-Out-of-Service-Sources-470612113.html|title = Brake Problem Forces New BART Car Out of Service: Sources|last = Van Derbeken|first = Jaxon|date = Janaury January 23, 2018|accessdate = January 28, 2018}}</ref>
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| 2018 || May 26 || New stations || The {{w|eBART}} extension, including the stations [[w:Antioch (eBART station)|Antioch]] and {{w|Pittsburg Center station}}, open on this date, with an opening ceremony the previous day (May 25).<ref>{{cite web|url = http://www.ktvu.com/news/e-bart-extension-from-pittsburg-bay-point-to-antioch-opens-for-passenger-service|title = E-BART extension from Pittsburg-Bay Point to Antioch opens for passenger service|last = Kafton|first = Christien|last2 = Sinfield|first2 = Duncan|date = May 26, 2018|accessdate = May 29, 2018|publisher = KTVU}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/26/antioch-bart-extension-rolls-with-rave-reviews-on-first-day-of-service/|title = Antioch BART extension rolls with rave reviews on first day of service. The long-awaited extension is expected to ease heavy traffic on Highway 4, and give commuters a nice ride.|last = Morris|first = Joan|date = May 26, 2018|accessdate = May 29, 2018|publisher = ''The Mercury News''}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2018/news20180425|title = BART to Antioch Service to kick off with community celebration|date = April 25, 2018|accessdate = April 27, 2018|publisher = Bay Area Rapid Transit}}</ref> A May launch had been predicted for a while, meaning that there were few last-minute launch delays.<ref>{{cite web|url = http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/08/23/work-moving-forward-on-ebart-extension-to-antioch/|title = Work Moving Forward On eBART Extension To Antioch|date = August 23, 2017|accessdate = November 29, 2017|publisher = CBS Local San Francisco}}</ref><ref name=open2018>{{cite news|last1=Gartrell|first1=Nate|title=Pittsburg secures last piece of funding for eBART, expect new station in 2018|url=http://www.eastbaytimes.com/breaking-news/ci_27367240/pittsburg-secures-last-piece-funding-ebart-expect-new|work=[[Contra Costa Times]]|publisher=Digital First Media|date=January 22, 2015|accessdate=April 21, 2016}}</ref> || Antioch, Pittsburg Center
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