300 Lakeside Drive, 21st Floor P.O. Box 12688 Oakland, CA 94604

(510) 464-6186

The Bay Area Rapid Transit system relies on clean electrical power to operate its 131 mile long, 50 station commuter rail system serving five Bay Area counties (San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Santa Clara).   Operating since 1972, BART uses its 669 rail cars to carry more than 400,000 passengers to their destinations throughout the Bay Area each day.

BART plays a major role in reducing traffic congestion in the nation’s second most congested region, while also serving as a key component of California’s commitment to decarbonize its transportation sector.  It is estimated that passengers who choose to use the BART system rather than conventional automobiles save more than 400,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.