Mission Bay News & Updates
BART’s current mask requirement ends October 1st. The first day masks will not be required is October 2nd.
BART strongly encourages riders to continue to wear masks in the system. Free masks will continue to be available at Station Agent booths and from BART PD personnel.
BART may reimpose a mask mandate within the paid areas of the BART system if any of the following conditions are met:
- A local health officer reinstates indoor masking in any of the five counties served by BART (Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara)
- The California Department of Public Health reinstates an indoor masking requirement.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or Transportation Security Administration imposes a masking mandate.
- Any U.S. metropolitan area outside the Bay Area experiences a COVID-19 surge as defined by the CDC. A surge is defined as any spike in case reports that may overwhelm the local points of care.
Mission Bay Shuttle will be closed September 5th in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.
Starting Friday 7/1, BART fares increased 3.4%. The increase will add 15 cents to the average fare of $3.78. View the new fare chart.
BART, along with other Bay Area transit agencies, offers discounts for youth 5-18 years old, seniors 65 and over, and low income adults. More Info
In celebration of The Golden State Warriors’ championship the Warriors Victory Parade will start Monday 6/20 at 11:20am at Market & Main and end at 2pm at 6th St.
Market Street for our East, West and CCA route stops at Civic Center and Powell stations will be inaccessible all day. Where to catch us:
Civic Center: Mission @ 7th Street (Muni Stop ID 331418)
Powell: Mission @ 4th Street (Muni Stop ID 13160)
16th & Illinois stop will be unavailable. Please use stop at 730 TFB instead.
The Golden State Warriors will play Game 5 of the NBA Finals at home.
Game 5 is scheduled for Monday, June 13. Game time is 6pm.
Please expect heavy traffic throughout the afternoon commute.
Good afternoon, Mission Bay Community:
In keeping with BART’s announcement on April 20th that masks are now voluntary, but strongly recommended on BART trains, we are also rescinding our mandatory masking policy on the Mission Bay Shuttle.
Today, the California Department of Health also terminated its statewide order for masking on public transit; the TSA terminated its mandate earlier in the week.
While these mandates are no longer in effect, there may be legislation reinstating masks on public transit in the near future. In the meantime, we strongly urge transit riders to continue to mask for their own, and the ongoing safety of others.
For MB Shuttle
SFMTA will be replacing all parking meters in San Francisco. Approximately half the parking meters in the City will be upgraded to new single-space parking meters. The other half, including Mission Bay will get multi-space paystations with a new pay-by-license-plate parking system. The new meters have several benefits:
- Larger and more legible screens
- More intuitive user interface
- More resistant to vandalism
- More powerful batteries, so meters will remain operational a much higher percentage of the time
Here’s how the pay-by-plate meters work:
- Instead of entering your space number to pay for parking, you will enter your license plate number.
- When you pull into a parking space, head to the nearest paystation on the block, or reach for your smartphone to use the PayByPhone app, key in your license plate number and pay.
- Since the PayByPhone app stores your license plate number, you won’t have to remember or type it in every time when using the app.
New overhead signage and decals on the paystations will let you know that the pay-by-plate system is in effect
The CDC has extended the federal face mask mandate for airports, planes and public transit to May 3 2022.
You can now use your phone instead of a plastic Clipper Card to use BART:
- Use your phone at the fare gate instead of the plastic Clipper card
- Add funds to your Clipper account (whether you’re using a Clipper Card or your phone).
- Funds are available for immediate use.
- Download the free app from google play or apple
Tideline Ferry Service between Berkeley and San Francisco will resume on Tuesday March 22, 2022.
- The ferry runs between:
-Berkeley and Pier 1.5 in SF (Ferry Building)
-Berkeley and Pier 52 (Mission Bay)
- Abbreviated service will start with Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Tickets are $16 each way (10-Pack $140); Commuter benefit cards accepted.