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BART computer snafu causes morning commuter delays

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BART passengers waiting on platform for a train

If you were having problems getting into work this morning on BART, you weren’t alone.

The transit agency reported a major computer failure just before five o’clock this morning, causing delays and forcing other area transportation companies to scramble to make accommodations.

Seven other local transit agencies have stepped up to assist, including San Francisco's MUNI, AC Transit in Alameda County and Contra Costa Connection, SamTrans, Wheels, VTA and Tri-Delta.

BART said that service has been restored, but passengers may experience delays.

About 132-thousand passengers ride BART each weekday.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that BART trains resumed about an hour after officials first announced the delay, attributed to a computer failure.