good idea

this website is a great idea. I like bart but I have some concerns too and I didn't realize lots out there feel the same way. I'm sure you are all in the same predicament as me. I need to use BART because overall it is a great way to get to work. The only thing that concerns me is the increase in riders because who wants to pay those high gas prices? Somehow I would assume bart will add more trains to accomodate the increase. Reading through the website I agree with what has been posted. It is sad to have a train full from the first 2 to 3 stops.

They need to add more trains running which means using our money to purchase them. I have a complaint about certain practices with bart management, they keep giving themselves big raises! You're the chief of bart and you make over $300K? How much more do you need? Isn't bart suppose to be part of government anyway? Why are they allowed to go on Strike? They are a public service.

Bart was not operating on morning commute on 10/13/2005

By now, you should know that BART had a severe delay in service. It was something about a mechanical failure which caused a fire to start. Not clear exactly on the details.

San Leandro Station had a fire which disrupted everyone

I arrived at Dublin Pleasanton only to hear that there was a fire at San Leandro station. Due to this there wasn't any service from Fremont and Dublin. Only Fruitvale had service. I drove to Fruitvale only to be dealing with a mess of riders facing the same issue. At one point they made about 1000 riders go to the other platform which required going downstairs and crossover back upstairs. After everyone made their way to the other side, a BART employee came up and said they changed the platform! So here we go back to the other platform again! lol I just need to get back to work. They said buses were provided but it takes too long and they can only hold so many passengers.

ewww gross people

I just remembered how nasty some people are on BART. This guy I saw wiped his runny nose with his hand and then grabbed the rails before getting out. Please can you be civilized and bring something to wipe your nasty self, you are spreading your diseases to everyone else!!!!!!!!!!

What is this 24 hour BART that I heard about?

Is it true that BART is going to run 24 hours on a weekend? If so, can someone fill me in? I think that is a great idea since I work on different shifts.

Surfing on BART? (thanks Bart Surfer)

10 car Train is a bonus. I got on at Bayfair heading for San Francisco and it was nice to have a 10 car train. There lots of empty seats where it's usually not when it's an 8 car train. lol I never heard of the term "Bart Surfer" until a new member that goes by that name enlightened that to me. If you don't know what I'm talking about, it's when you have to stand but you don't want to grab the dirty and nasty handrails, you just have to balance yourself and surf! I love that.

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Ruining it for everyone....(from the craigslist post via BART Rage blogs)

Okay, so stick with me here, I like the coincidence, synchronicity or however you want to categorize it.
I moved to the area, and became a frequent BART rider. I realize that there were certain rules that everyone needed to follow like no smoking, giving up seats by the door for those who need it etc.
The rule about eating I figure is a litter, and consequently a hygiene and health issue. Of course, if one is responsible, there's no reason we shouldn't be allowed to eat as long as we pick up after ourselves. I thought it's a rule simply because a few lame people ruin it for everyone.
Now without a subtle segue, September 11, 2001 has changed our freedom (real freedom, not George W. Bush religious morals/trademarked greedom) and we've had to adhere to restrictions on freedoms because a few assholes. This is a more violent, ignorant and spiteful version of the same idea filled with malice. Now we've given up more liberties more profound and restrictive due to only a few.

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ruining it for everyone...(from the craigslist post)

Okay, so stick with me here, I like the coincidence, synchronicity or however you want to categorize it.
I moved to the area, and became a frequent BART rider. I realize that there were certain rules that everyone needed to follow like no smoking, giving up seats by the door for those who need it etc.
The rule about eating I figure is a litter, and consequently a hygiene and health issue. Of course, if one is responsible, there's no reason we shouldn't be allowed to eat as long as we pick up after ourselves. I thought it's a rule simply because a few lame people ruin it for everyone.
Now without a subtle segue, September 11, 2001 has changed our freedom (real freedom, not George W. Bush religious morals/trademarked greedom) and we've had to adhere to restrictions on freedoms because a few assholes. This is a more violent, ignorant and spiteful version of the same idea filled with malice. Now we've given up more liberties more profound and restrictive due to only a few.

Dublin Pleasanton station

during certain days of the week I start at Dublin Pleasanton station and I feel bad for the next two stops. The reason, because the cars are practically full before it leaves. It's unbelievable but yes, I would not want to be the next few stops because it will be standing room only.

Personal Hygeine

Can you please take a shower and at least close your mouth? It stinks really bad and you are smelling up the place. I understand that everyone gets morning breath but brush your teeth and have some mints. If you can't do that then can you hold your breath till I get off my stop? LOL

i agree the noise is BAD!!!

the noise from the steel track and wheels are so loud that I wonder what the decibels are. I bet it's above the healthy level. Does anyone have a sound meter? Please post if you do.

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