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Timeline of Bay Area Rapid Transit

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| 1991–1997 || Over this period, BART constructs the Dublin/Pleasanton and Pittsburg extensions, opening the stations of Castro Valley and (East) Dublin/Pleasanton on the former and the stations of North Concord/Martinez and Pittsburg/Bay Point on the latter.
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| 2004–2012 (preparation starts in 2001) || BART extends cellular connectivity throughout the underground portion of the BART system.
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| 2009–present || BART extends service south of Fremont, with the ultimate goal of going all the way to San Jose. Multiple delays in financing, construction, and technical aspects of operations delay the opening of Warm Springs/South Fremont to March 2017.
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| 1957 || December 16 || Report || The final report of the Rapid Transit Commission is submitted to the California state legislature.<ref name=clr/> ||
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| 1958 || || Team || Billy Raymond Richard Stokes (stylized {{w|B. R. Stokes}}), a former ''[[w:Oakland Tribune|Oakland Tribune]]'' newsman, joins the Bay Area Rapid Transit District as its first employee, with the title of Director of information.<ref name=stokes-obit>{{cite web|url = https://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2013/news20130517|title = BART's first employee, former General Manager B. R. Stokes, passes away|last = Healy|first = Michael|publisher = [[w:Bay Area Rapid Transit|Bay Area Rapid Transit]]}}</ref><ref name=clr/> Stokes starts a carefully orchestrated publicity campaign, with the goal of convincing voters to vote favorably for upcoming BART bond measures.<ref name=clr/> ||
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| 1958 || || Team || John Pierce, a former executive of the [[w:Western Oil and Gas Association|Western Oil and Gas Association]] (WOGA) becomes the first General Manager of BART.<ref name=stokes-obit/><ref name=counterpunch>{{cite web|url = http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/10/11/backing-bart-against-its-workers/|title = Backing BART Against Its Workers|last = Bond-Graham|first = Darwin|date = October 11, 2013|accessdate = June 3, 2017|publisher = ''[[w:CounterPunch|CounterPunch]]''}}</ref> ||
| 1974 || September 16 || New stations || BART opens its station in West Oakland and begins trans-bay service between its East Bay and San Francisco stations.<ref name=bart-40-years/> Initially, only the Concord and Fremont trains go across the Bay to San Francisco; passengers on the Richmond line need to transfer at MacArthur or 12th Street. As of this time, headways for trains are 12 minutes.<ref name=bart-first-5/><ref name=engineering-ethics/>{{rp|122}} || West Oakland, system-wide
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| 1974 || October || Vehicles and devices on BART || BART temporarily authorizes bicycles on BART, with folding bikes allowed at all times and standard-size bikes allowed outside of rush hours. There is a limit of 5 bicycles per train, all bicycles must be in the rear of the last car, and anybody using a bicycle needs to have a permit (permits are issued for 3-year periods). The policies would become permanent in December 1975.<ref name=bart-bapp/>{{rp|1-1}}
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| 1974 || November 5 || Team || A nine-member elected Board of Directors replaces the previous appointed Board.<ref name=bart-40-years/> The leadership of BART changes considerably, as voters are dissatisfied with the previous board members. ||
| 1996 || February 24 || New stations || The [[w:Colma station|Colma station]] opens for revenue service, with a colocated SamTrans Transit Center. Not all trains coming to San Francisco go all the way to Colma; some of them still stop at Daly City. Balboa Park is the official southbound transfer station and Daly City is the official northbound transfer station for people who want to go to Colma from lines that do not extend all the way to Colma. Residents express concerns about high cost of financing the extension, limited usefulness to them, and displacing [[w:Caltrain|Caltrain]].<ref>{{cite web|url = http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/PAGE-ONE-BART-Opens-Colma-Station-Tomorrow-2993141.php|title = PAGE ONE -- BART Opens Colma Station Tomorrow / First step in taking trains to SFO|publisher = ''[[w:San Francisco Chronicle|San Francisco Chronicle]]''|date = February 23, 1996|accessdate = June 18, 2017|last = Pimentel|first = Benjamin}}</ref><ref name=bart-40-years/> || Colma (also indirect effect on Daly City and Balboa Park)
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| 1996 || October || Vehicles and devices on BART || A 6-month trial period is initiated where the requirement for a permit to have a bicycle on BART is removed, and bikes are now allowed in the rear of any car other than the first car (previously, they were only allowed in the rear of the last car). The trial period is successful and the policies become permanent in March 1997.<ref name=bart-bapp/>{{rp|1-1}}
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| 1996 || || Data || The first BART Customer Satisfaction Survey is conducted. The survey would be conducted every two years since that time, until at least 2016.<ref name=bart-css>{{cite web|url = https://www.bart.gov/sites/default/files/docs/CustSat2016_HistoricalAttributeMeans.xlsx|title = Customer Satisfaction: Historical Attribute Ratings|publisher = [[w:Bay Area Rapid Transit|Bay Area Rapid Transit]]|accessdate = June 18, 2017}}</ref>
| 1998 || || Work contracts || CBS Outdoor wins the exclusive right to manage advertisements on BART stations and trains.<ref name=bart-titan/> ||
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| 1999 || April || Vehicles and devices on BART || Bicyclists are no longer required to use the rear of the car; they can use either door of any car other than the first car.<ref name=bart-bapp/>{{rp|1-1}}
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| 2001 || January || Data || BART's website reports ridership numbers for every pair of entry and exit station from this time onward.<ref name=ridership>{{cite web|url = https://www.bart.gov/about/reports/ridership|title = Monthly Ridership Reports|accessdate = June 18, 2017|publisher = [[w:Bay Area Rapid Transit|Bay Area Rapid Transit]]}}</ref> ||
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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 = January 23, 2018|accessdate = January 28, 2018}}</ref>
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| 2018 || April 26 || Work contracts || Outfront Media wins the contract for managing advertising in BART stations and trains. The previous ten-year contract starting 2008 was held by Titan, which was acquired by Intersection in 2015.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/outfront-media-awarded-long-term-contract-by-the-san-francisco-bay-area-rapid-transit-district-for-advertising-and-digital-communications-platform-300637598.html|title = OUTFRONT Media Awarded Long-Term Contract By The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District For Advertising And Digital Communications Platform|date = April 26, 2018|accessdate = April 27, 2019|publisher = Outfront Media Inc. via PR News Wire}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = https://seekingalpha.com/news/3349676-outfront-media-wins-long-term-ad-deal-bart|title = Outfront Media wins long-term ad deal with BART|last = Aycock|first = James|date = April 26, 2018|accessdate = April 27, 2019|publisher = Seeking Alpha}}</ref> Outfront plans to install more digital displays in BART stations to carry a more diverse range of advertisements.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://martechseries.com/sales-marketing/programmatic-buying/outfront-media-dominates-transit-advertising-brands-flock-transit-audiences/|title = Brands Flock To Transit Audiences|publisher = PR News Wire MarTech Series|date = January 4, 2019|accessdate = April 27, 2019}}</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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