first time using it this month. part A says it expires on the 15th. does that mean i still use part A as a flash pass tomorrow or do i need part B? the bart plus brochure- not very helpful!
also i must say this is one good thing about bart. if you buy the high value versions, you end up saving $3 on a monthly muni pass, plus you get 2 last ride bonuses. not great, but not bad either.
Hello - I live in Fairfield and will be starting a new job in San Francisco, in the SOMA area. I need to arrive for work at about 9am and so would be catching BART about 7:30 am. I'm wondering about the parking availability at the Concord and or North Concord station.
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Hello everyone. I'm just curious, what are the requerments for a bart train driver, and what will it take to become one?
How come no one ever writes about the OUTSTANDING job, station agents do, as shown in the below story?
Rape foiled outside BART station
EL CERRITO: Passersby, workers chase off attacker in attempted sex assault; police are seeking leads in case
By Karl Fischer
CONTRA COSTA TIMES
A few minutes after helping open the El Cerrito Del Norte BART station, station agent Phaethon Brown found trouble lurking in the bushes about 150 feet from his chair.
Out of curiosity...what was today's delay? Both lines from the Fremont end were about a 30 min' delay: SF & Richmond lines. About once a week there's always something and w/ great dismay...it doesn't help to alter for an earlier or later train...bc they seemed to jinx us either way. Try keeping the 'NET' updated so we can allow for expected delays!
Okay....I'm a "Glass is half full" guy.
I try to believe that people are kind, considerate and not retarded.
But.....NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!
They are NOT!!
People are really stupid, oblivious and rude. Not either / or...ALL three!
Del Norte doesn't really have a clearly marked drop off and pick up area. I guess that's somebody's bad, not mine though.
No curb cut out so as not to dirupt traffic flow while the driver is dropping off or picking up.
What they do have are TWO stop signs for crosswalks for folks going from the station to the parking lot.
So today as i'm sure you guys all know, we have new station assignments. i'm on my way back to my new station ending lunch. i was visiting someone at collesuem and returning to mine at about noon. im on the platform and surprise, some stupid kid steals something from the food vendor down there. now the vendor follows him up to the platform, and demands he either return the juice or pay for it. the kid says he 'didnt steal no nothin' and starts to walk away from the vendor. the vendor follows the kid, and the kid quickly becomes adjitated. starts yeling at the vendor saying all sorts of crap.
BART Struggles to Hire More Police Officers
Posted February 9, 2007 at 6:30 p.m.
OAKLAND (KRON) -- More passengers are using Bay Area Rapid Transit trains these days than in recent years but fewer police officers are working to keep them safe. That's one of the conclusions from the latest BART operating and crime reports released Friday.
"I won't ride BART by myself," passenger Ericka Deguzman Quintero told KRON 4 News. "I don't feel safe. I'm kind of scared."
So I read a post on BART Musings about the homeless on BART. I have personally run across homeless people more times than I can count. While the homeless problem is a serious one, daily commuters like myself don't enjoy being solicited (constantly) for change. As mentioned in the blog, some of these individuals are very aggressive. I've seen people pull out money just to get these individuals to move on (which is what they want).
Does any of the BART employees that frequent this site know how much it costs per car to run a train? I'm really hoping there's a large disparity between a four car train and six car train. Otherwise, BART is really messed up. Ten a.m. and a four car train into the city. Hmmm. Cost can be the only excuse, because there is no other sense, common or otherwise, not to have long trains all the time. Well I suppose there might be "cents"....
I'm riding home tonight, and this guy starts eating his sweet and sour pork or chicken or whatever the hell it was on BART. No biggie to me. I mean, we get pressed for time, we need to eat when we can blah blah blah. HOWEVER, what the f--- is wrong with throwing out your trash?
I mean I understand eating on BART, but the reason why people need to sneak it, is because we can be cited. Why, you may ask, are we cited? Because of pigs like this guy that left that f---ing styrofoam container right where he was sitting.
BART finally turned on the trackside lights at 12th St. For months, it's been dark and gloomy on track 2. The darkness seemed to accentuate the filthy light covers hanging over the platform. Maybe it was a cost cutting measure. There was something really creepy about descending into that smell of pee darkness every morning.
I have a love-hate relationship with public transit. Convenient, reliable, and cheap, but also increases your chances of getting sick from all the inconsiderate office martyrs coming into to work coughing and sneezing to demonstrate what troopers they are.
Anyway, it's not like they're going to stop. So I've gotten bits & pieces of advice from various people in my life on how to avoid getting sick on BART and put together a list:
1. Go to the ends of the trains - Fewer people = fewer germs running around.
So I start my day by missing my normal train and having to take a later SF bound train into the city from El Cerrito Plaza...I get on, find a seat, just to the back of the car, by the intercom. Shortly after the train starts to move a few passengers move through the car from the one following. The last person coming through is what looks to be a vagrant; making lots of noise and gestures towards those he passes. He makes his way through the car and into the first...so far no problem.