Submitted by bart_rider on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 4:17am
An empty train derailed Friday night on its way back to the Concord yard. FOR SOME REASON PASSENGER TRAINS ARE ALWAYS STUCK WAITING FOR THESE ANNOYING EMPTY TRAINS GONG BACK TO CONCORD YARD. THEY SHOULD NEVER BE GIVEN PRIORITY OVER PASSENGER TRAINS. SOMETIMES WE'RE STUCK AT CONCORD YARD 5-10 minutes WAITING FOR SOME WORKER TO MOVE THEIR FUCKING TRAINS AT THE YARD. When will BART get its shit together.
Submitted by bart_rider on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 9:17am
you were awesome through that whole nasty delay last night. i appreciate you! I'm checking the paper now to see if there is anything about last night's incident in the news. Will BART ever normalize?
Submitted by bart_rider on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 7:34pm
I realize it is the NTSB causing tomorrow's delay this time but they could't do their ivnestigation on a weekend without disrupting service to exhausted passengers so SOOOOOOOOOOON after the strike. After all, we all know the NTSB will find the same OSHA did when Mr. Strickland was hit. The bus bridges suck; they are really slow.
UNSAFE WORKING CONDITIONS
Submitted by bart_rider on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 5:06pm
Why do people think smoking electronic cigarettes on the trains are okay? Some idiot was doing this last night and they still STINK!
Submitted by bart_rider on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 5:14pm
"One issue that is not on the table in the talks between BART and its unions is the system’s generous buy-back policy for unused sick, holiday and vacation leave — which can be a gold mine for all workers, but particularly for managers"
click link to read the entire article.
Submitted by bart_rider on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 7:54pm
what are overweight people supposed to do? I think the article is more fiction than fact too. 3% less seats than today's cars my arse!
I guess we will all have to stand all the way home. BART SUCKS but thank you for patience. BART OPERATIONS CONTROL.
Submitted by bart_rider on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 8:01pm
Even though this is from 2012, nothing has changed. if anything the entire commute experience is just worse so we can support Dorothy Dugger's retirement package.
Submitted by bart_rider on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 5:02pm
Only 3 ticket machines out of about 12 working at Concord all with long lines. How can BART management talk about giving themselves raises when all of the stations are filfthy and in total disarray. Isn't it the station agent's job to make sure the ticket machines work? Ridiculously long lines to get a ticket this morning. DOES ANYTHING WORK IN THE BART SYSTEM ANY MORE ON A REGULAR BASIS?
Oh, yeah, only BART management's ATM accounts because they have more money than the rest of us poor saps that have to put up with this CONTIUNALLY CRAPPY ASS SERVICE FROM BART.
Submitted by bart_rider on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 8:19pm
Submitted by bart_rider on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 8:37pm
Services continues to diminish. It is at below 2008 pre-economy crash levels with no service restoration in site. BART is talking about rebuilding Montgomery and Embarcadero BART Stations when the trains are already so crowded you can't Board so what good is that going to do unless BART starts running trains more often first????
I really wonder about the people who run BART sometimes. I'm very disappointed in BART's Board for taking so long with East County after we've been paying property taxes forever and ever and ever, as well as the rest of the fees and increased fares.
Submitted by bart_rider on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 8:42pm
I can't believe what pathetic service BART provides. BART can't think of a better way to do earthquake retrofitting. We received NO NOTICE of single tracking last night until we were down on the platform. What about people who have bus connection. Why doesn't BART just revise the schedule so they can single track and we catch a train friggin fucking at the time BART says the train will be on the platform. The fucking late night commute is already slow and mmiserable enough.
Submitted by bart_rider on Sat, 01/05/2013 - 10:24am
After losing 50% of my FSA, I was delighted to see that at least my commuter benefits have been restored to what they were in 2011. Takes a little bit of the sting out of losing my FSA money. I read this last night in the SF Examiner on BART on my home from work. I also appreciated having a nice commute home last night on BART except for this guy peeing on the Montgomery platform (Embarcadero side); that was gross. I feel really sorry for BART workers that have to walk into those tunnels. This was on the SFO Airport side.
Submitted by bart_rider on Fri, 12/28/2012 - 3:48pm
I can't believe BART Central did that to us because of police activity at Concord. BAD DECISION. It was freezing,freezing cold out there and the situation was almost resolved before you kicked us off the train. You had us holding at every other BART station all the way out there, the situation was COMPLETELY resolved within three minutes of BART Central doing that. You tout increased police officers during the holiday season, yet I have bearly seen any BPD on BART or on the platforms where BPD is needed just to manage these idiot drunks trying to Board departing trains and falling down.
Submitted by bart_rider on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:12pm
There is barf everywhere at Concord, Montgomery, Walnut Creek, Civic Center, Embarcadero BART stations.
Submitted by bart_rider on Thu, 05/03/2012 - 10:15pm
I was at Walnut Creek on the platform waiting to board a train that was supposed to show up in five minutes. The train never came and there was no announcement. Just curious.
Submitted by bart_rider on Tue, 03/13/2012 - 10:55pm
I hope they keep this guy; he's really nice and helpful. Very approachable.
Submitted by bart_rider on Sun, 02/05/2012 - 3:11am
The pack of passengers that sprinted up the escalator and were standing at the top of the stairs after the doors closed REALLY APPRECIATED that you stopped and opened the doors for us and let us on.
Submitted by bart_rider on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 4:33pm
Further Details below:
New National Effort Urges Congress to Take Action to Extend the $230 Pre-Tax Transit Limit
Just as with last year, Congress has again delayed any action on an extension to the $230 pre-tax transit limit that went into effect in early 2009. If Congress does not act in 2011, the transit limit will be reduced to $125 month on January 1, 2012, and any election amount over $125 should be deducted from a participant’s pay on an after-tax basis.
Submitted by bart_rider on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 7:30pm
I always leave a lot of space on both sides so you must have been drunk off your ass or backed into it.
Submitted by bart_rider on Mon, 08/08/2011 - 9:14pm
According to SF Gate, Linton Johnson is telling everyone to find another way home? That bites. No one is here. Why aren't there buses going to East Bay? Major expletative! BART SO SUCKS.