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BART and TPC Switch to Drupal

With their current content management system (CMS) being discontinued, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) and The Phillips Collection (TPC) asked Web Master Designs to help them pick a new CMS and help manage the migration of their sites. After extensive analysis of available CMS products for these large sites (BART has 2,700+ pages, and TPC has nearly 2,000 pages plus 15,000 objects in their collection and library), both clients ultimately decided to go with Drupal. We helped manage the migration projects, facilitated exporting the content in their current website, and helped integrate third-party data feeds and services into the new Drupal websites. Find out more in the Drupal Migration Case Study.

BART Opens Warm Spring Station

Continuing to expand service down the east side of the San Francisco Bay, BART opened a new station in Warm Springs/South Fremont. This new station will be the jumping off point for the new Silicon Valley extension of BART that will eventually connect to San Jose. The website was updated to provide QuickPlanning scheduling to the new station as well as real-time train information.

BART Opens Oakland Airport Connector

BART added a new station to their system with the opening of the Oakland Airport station. This segment replaces the AirBART bus link that operated between the Coliseum Station and the airport. Riders can now transfer within the Coliseum station to the Oakland Airport automated people mover that will take them directly to the airport in an 8-minute trip. The BART website provides QuickPlanner trip scheduling to and from the Oakland Airport.

BART Launches New Website Design

After almost 7 years with its old design, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) launched their newly designed website to rave reviews. Web Master Designs led the technical implementation of the project, including conversion from ASP to ASP.NET 2.0. Using Omniture's Publish and Search products (later acquired by Adobe), we were able to easily migrate the BART content from its old design to the new design while adding new functionality requested by the BART website users.