Spam and Admin Upgrade

Edit: Admin has upgraded the site. Thanks admin!

A few points on the upgrade:

- New accounts now require a valid e-mail address. This isn't something that has to be enabled, but it will help keep "fake" accounts to a minimum. Discussion in the comments is encouraged.

- The new validation requirement seems to have kicked a lot of our more recent registrants into the "anonymous" category. Flipped a switch so this shouldn't happen in the future.

#BARTHaiku

I just discovered the #BARTHaiku hashtag on Twitter. Pretty good stuff. My favorite so far is at https://twitter.com/andrewcrow/status/545965784380346368

Do you think people should move out of the bike spot when a bike comes on board?

Yes, that's what the bike spot is for
80% (4 votes)
No, I paid my fare I can stand wherever I want
20% (1 vote)
Total votes: 5

Richmond Train (Orang Line) Run Towards West Oakland

Hello everyone.

I hope you're all doing well. This is my first time posting, but I have lurked around off and on for a while.

I generally support BART and look up to it as a civil, efficient, and trustworthy transit system. However, what happened yesterday is something that I consider ridiculous.

I was coming home from Hayward via the Richmond line. I knew there would be delays when I went to transfer in Downtown, but was expecting a smooth trip until that point. Well...I was wrong.

Service Animals "The law"

Just a note on service animals.

#1 The "Rules" for service animals have changed and this is by law, not by BART.

#2 There are only two animals that are now recognized as service animals; Dogs and Mini Horses. I feel sorry for the dude with the service chicken near 16th and mission.

#3 Because of all the complaints and obvious bullshitters ALL psychiatric/Emotional support/Comfort dogs are now CONSIDERED PETS as defined by law except for... P.T.S.D. dogs.

#4 Service animals must be leashed or teathered and under the owners control.

Breathe ... Breathe in the Air

Nothing worse than standing in a packed car and having to breathe in some person's armpit with no air flowing through the car. For the sake of the species, please keep the air flowing!

Daily parking permit- bart versus Caltrain

Quick question- I have daily parking permit (costing 5.50$) for fremont bart station. Can i use them for Santa clara caltrain parking lot?

Quarter Mil Consultant

Anybody know what ever happened to the Rocket Scientist the District hired to explain the f ups of negotiations from last years>

Embarcadero cleaning

It seems that the walls in the Embarcadero station are actually <em>white</em>! Who knew? I'm glad to hear that they're finally getting a thorough cleaning. I hope this doesn't stop with Embarcadero: it'd be great to see all the other stations similarly cleaned up. And I'm glad to hear that that ugly overgrown macramé thing at the end of the platform has been dumped.

What to do

on Feb 10,14 I was coming down the escalator and I heard a loud clank like something broke a second later the escalator suddenly stopped. I was thrown forward I held on to the rail to break my fall. the agent asked me if I was ok and rushed and blocked off the bottom and the top. I asked him what had happened his reply was "I don't know sometimes they just stop. Bart PD came and took a report and also the agent. the agent called a ambulance. and I was taken to the emergency were xrays showed that I had trauma to my neck shoulders and lower back.

Train left Fremont about 5 minutes early

It threw my entire schedule for the day in the city, for which I was already significantly tardy, completely off!

Aggressive Pan Handler who states son is stuck at airport

If you are riding Bart and a guy announces in a loud voice that his son is stuck at the airport because his bag is overweight and needs cash DO NOT GIVE HIM MONEY! It is a scam. He claims to be military and works at Kaiser but does not have money. He is a male black, approx. 6'0/muscular build, bald headed and wearing glasses. This piece of crap does this constantly and preys on the generosity of people who actually think he needs help. He collects money and quickly gets off the train. Yesterday he got off at Concord. Very aggressive. Don't give him anything, please pass on.

Car of the future preview

Went to the car of the future preview this week. Not bad at all--yes, the seats are rather cramped, but less so than I thought they'd be. I can actually sit down properly in them, which I hadn't expected to be able to do, as I'm 6'7" tall. I also liked the displays inside that show a live map and the current station, though the displays could be larger to be more readable from across the car.

What did others think?

Bart Alternatives

Does anyone know of any resources such as for finding carpools? BART is getting to be a bit expensive commuting to work each day. I'm not looking for entirely free rides and would be happy to give the driver a buck or two for gratitude. I'm looking for a way to get from WC to downtown Oakland to get to work.

Train Operator Position

Does anyone know when BART will be hiring train operators again?

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