Thursday, December 17, 2009

BART board meeting 12/17/09

Restructuring of Board Meetings; Election of Officers. (1:06:18, 61MB) Listen.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

BART special board meeting 12/10/09

Oakland Airport Connector Project: Award of Contract. (3:28:25, 191MB) Listen.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

BART Bicycle Accessibility Task Force meeting 12/7/09

BART Bicycle Accessibility Task Force meeting 12/7/09, including: Balboa Station Bicycle Projects; BART Bicycle Lockers; Berkeley bike station; Embarcadero Bike Cage; Car Modification & Replacement update; Bicycle Security Report; 2009 Safe Routes to Transit Grant Awards. (2:16:25, 125 MB in stereo) Listen.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

BART board meeting 12/3/09

District Civil Rights Policies; Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Non-Discrimination in Subcontracting Programs Update; Quarterly Performance Report Q1 FY 2010; BART to Livermore Draft EIR; New Year's Eve security preparations. (4:16:38, 235MB) Listen.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

BART board meeting 11/19/09

Free Transportation Passes for Military Personnel on Leave; Director Contribution Options to Reduce Budget; Condemnation of Real Property for the Warm Springs Extension Project; Change Order to Contract No. 03CK-110B, Alameda County Two Underground Stations Electrical Construction, with LINC Lighting and Electrical, for Additional Lighting Improvements (4:39:40, 256MB) Listen.

Friday, November 06, 2009

BART board meeting 11/4/09

Participation in California Communities Joint Powers Authority Proposition 1A Securitization Program. (8:27, 7MB) Listen.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

BART board meeting 10/22/09

Lighting Improvement Project, 12th Street and North Berkeley Stations; Earthquake Safety Program; Construction Management Services. (3:47:14, 208MB) Listen.

Note: Recording made from official BART meeting tapes, which experienced a 9-minute recording failure about 35 minutes into the podcast.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

BART board meeting 10/8/09

Procurement of C-1 Car Auxiliary Power Supply Equipment; Ashby Station Modernization; Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with The Red Barn Company and the Hercules Redevelopment Agency for Development Project in the NewTown Center Area; discussion of Oakland City Council support of the Oakland Airport Connector. (1:12:35, 66MB) Listen.

Monday, October 12, 2009

BART board meeting 10/1/09

Presentation by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) on the Final Draft Management Audit of the BART Police Department. (3:01:14, 166MB) Listen.

Note: Video of this meeting is also available at BARTtv.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

BART board meeting 9/24/09

Lighting Improvement Project at 12th Street /Oakland City Center andNorth Berkeley Stations; Authority to Withdraw from Northern California Power Agency Agreement for Renewable Geothermal Power Supply; Services for Warm Springs Extension Project; 480 Volt Switchgear Replacement Project; Procurement of Car Floor Panels; Change Orders for Earthquake Safety Program; Train Control Switch Machines. (2:31:52, 139MB) Listen.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

BART board meeting 9/17/09

Condemnation of Real Property for the Warm Springs Extension Project; Resolutions Ratifying Collective Bargaining Agreement with theAmalgamated Transit Union, Division 1555, and AmericanFederation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 3993; Earthquake Safety Program Report of the Citizens' Oversight Committee. (1:30:52, 83MB) Listen.

Friday, September 04, 2009

BART board meeting 8/27/09

Fiscal Year 2009 year-end budget revision; collective bargaining agreement with SEUI Local 1021; traction motor repair services; new rail vehicle procurement; citizen oversight of BART police. (4:19:04, 237MB) Listen.

Friday, August 14, 2009

BART board meeting 8/13/09

Warm Springs extension; citizen oversight of BART police; parking lot/garage sweeping; earthquake safety program; Oakland Airport Connector; collective bargaining agreement with SEIU Local 1021; imposition of 1-year contract on Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 (2:42:24, 149MB) Listen.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

BART special board meeting 7/30/09

BART has posted online video of the 7/30/09 presentation of the Draft Model of Citizen Oversight of BART Police. View it here. Public comment on this draft model is due tomorrow, August 7, 2009. Send your comments to

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

BART board meeting 7/23/09

Public comment on labor negotiations; parking citations; Warm Springs project; seat maintenance; Hercules parking (1:47:52, 99MB) Listen.

Monday, June 29, 2009

BART board meeting 7/9/09

Fiscal Year 2010 Agreement with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to Participate in the Employer Ticket Sales Program; Proposed San Francisco International Airport Employee Discount; Workshop on Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation; Report of the BART Police Department Review Committee (1:39:41, 91MB) Listen.

BART board meeting 6/25/09

Public comment on labor negotiations; fiscal year 2008-09 budget update (sales tax and ridership); paasenger environment survey; station retail policy development (3:26:45, 189MB) Listen.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

BART board meeting 6/11/09

Fiscal year 2010 budget; Business Advancement Plan update; competitive negotiation for transit vehicles and Diesel Multiple Units (for e-BART) (2:42:25, 149MB) Listen.

Friday, June 05, 2009

BART Bicycle Accessibility Task Force, 6/1/09

BART Bicycle Accessibility Task Force meeting 6/1/09, including: Bay Fair and Balboa station planning; Pleasant Hill transit-oriented development; edited discussion of e-lockers; Embarcadero bike station security; police/security issues; MacArthur signage; new car process and designs (2:34:57, 142 MB) Listen.

Friday, May 29, 2009

BART board meeting 5/28/09

Fiscal Year 2010 budget revenue, including fares and parking fees; capital budget information; quarterly performance report, Q3 FY 2009; proposed support for state and federal legislation (5:24:03, 297MB) Listen.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Police Review Committee Meeting 5/15/09

BART has posted online video of the 5/15/09 Police Review Committee Meeting. Watch Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12 and Part 13.

Friday, May 15, 2009

BART board meeting 5/14/09

Oakland Airport Connector; 2010 budget (7:03:11, 387MB) Listen.

Friday, May 08, 2009

BART board meeting 5/7/09

New Rail Vehicle Workshop (1:47:21, 98MB) Listen.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Community Meeting on BART Police Oversight 5/2/09

BART has posted online video of the 5/2/09 Community Meeting on BART Police Oversight. Watch Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

BART board meeting 4/23/09

Agreement for BART police department review services; Oakland Airport Connector project; East Contra Costa BART Extension Project (eBART); Fiscal Year 2010 Preliminary Budget Overview. (6:20:52, 349MB) Listen.

Note: Audio in middle portion of the meeting is of lower quality.

Friday, April 10, 2009

BART board meeting 4/9/09

Public comment on BART response to Oscar Grant wrongful death lawsuit; availability and utilization study findings. (4:29:30, 129MB) Listen.

UPDATE: Indybay has published its own recording of the first 1:40:14 of the meeting. Unlike my recording, which comes straight from the BART audio feed, this is just a microphone in the room. I haven't listened to Indybay's, but certain audio may be more clearly understood in their recording, because not all audience members were using the podium microphone -- and because occasionally, some BART board members aren't turning on their mics when they begin speaking.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

BART board meeting 3/26/09

Amended agreement with Meyers Nave; currency processing; federal advocacy programs; making meeting audio public (1:55:27, 55MB) Listen.

Friday, March 13, 2009

BART board meeting 3/12/09

Fiscal Year 2010 pro forma budget review; customer satisfaction; public comment on BART police department (2:33:57, 74MB) Listen.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

BART board meeting 2/26/09

Report of the BART Police Department Review Committee; Fiscal Year 2009 midyear budget revision; District signage program; 2009 state advocacy programs. (4:30:06, 130MB) Listen.

Friday, February 13, 2009

BART board meeting 2/12/09

BART Plus ticket price increase; police department review; 2009 federal economic stimulus (5:35:47, 161MB) Listen.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

BART Bicycle Accessibility Task Force, 2/2/09

Second half of BART Bicycle Accessibility Task Force meeting, including: electronic lockers update, station modernization program (Ashby, Pleasant Hill) (1:45:54, 51 MB) Listen.

Friday, January 30, 2009

BART board meeting 1/22/09

Budget update; earthquake safety; Warm Springs extension; continued public comment on death of Oscar Grant (3:36:19, 104MB) Listen. (Note: There are brief gaps in audio due to this being copied from official BART tape recordings.)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Google ads help pay for this blog

Blogger hosting is still free, but I've incurred some expense in acquiring tapes of the most recent BART board meeting, so to defray that cost a bit, I've added Google Ads to this blog.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Special BART board meeting 1/12/09

Special BART board meeting, Jan. 12, 2009. More public comment on the death of Oscar Grant at Fruitvale BART station on New Year's Day 2009; board creates Police Department Review Ad Hoc Committee (1:01:57, 30MB) Listen. (Note: There is a brief gap in audio during opening remarks.)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

BART board meeting 1/8/09: The death of Oscar Grant

BART board meeting, Jan. 8, 2009. Public comment on the death of Oscar Grant at Fruitvale BART station on New Year's Day 2009 (6:04:34, 175MB) Listen. (Note: The first two hours of this recording are copied from BART staff tape recordings, and contain several brief gaps representing points where the tape recordings changed sides or tapes. Following Hour 2, my own digital recording contains no further gaps.)