BART to test late night bus service

Sep 12, 2014 8:14 PM by Debbie Cobb

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - BART riders will get bus service when the trains stop running at midnight on weekends.

The Contra Costa Times ( ) reports that the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit agency will begin offering the service as a yearlong experiment as early as December.

The rail agency is working out a deal to have the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit extend its existing late night bus routes in parts of San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond and Fremont.

BART is lining up $800,000 for the pilot program using a mix of state funds and projected fares from the service.

AC Transit spokesman Clarence Johnson says the outlook for the service appears good. The AC Transit board is scheduled to consider the proposal next month.


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