A new approach to mass transit for the Bay Area and beyond
In the San Francisco Bay Area, a Bechtel joint venture designed and built the world's largest and most advanced rapid-transit system.
A first-of-a-kind effort, the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) enabled riders to leave their motor vehicles at home, cutting down on street, bridge, and highway traffic; speeding travel time; reducing air pollution; and promoting commerce as well as recreation.
In the decades since its debut, BART has transformed the daily lives of Bay Area residents—for the better.
It has been honored with designation as a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. BART is in the company of the Golden Gate Bridge, Panama Canal, and Hoover Dam as one of the "Top Ten Public Works Projects of the 20th Century" as cited by the American Public Works Association.