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.
Just a short question. How come we here in the Bay Area don't refer to the various lines by the color that desinates them on the system map?
ie Richmond-Fremont "ORANGE line" and Richmond-Daly City "RED line".
I know this is kind of non-important, but I have always wondered.
BART spends and spends. But is all the spending worth it?
Take the new LED light bars outfitted on some of the Police patrol cars. They're almost twice as much as conventional strobe/lightbars. Why was it necessary to purchase them?
Does anyone else know about any frivilous expenses? How could managment put our fares and taxes to better use?
So I am a regular Dublin/Pleasanton commuter.
When it is dark out I have noticed the extra middle rail at the top of the hill between Dublin/Pleasanton and the Castro Valley stops. Until recently they have parked a maintenance of way engine there, but lately no equipment or trains are parked there. However this section clearly has extra lights, steps, a walkway and such.
Does anyone know why this was designed this way or it intended purpose?
I'm the guy who got his car stolen from the Ashby Station. I got it back last week. Thanks for all the comments and feedback here (good and bad). This morning I'm coming in to Rockridge, it's about 9:40 a.m. I pull into the permit spot and handle some business in the front seat, filling out insurance forms, reading, etc. I see the parking inspector come by, he glances at my car and keeps walking. I think nothing of it. 10 a.m. rolls around. I get out of the car, head up, pay my $1 and go to work.
Police helicoptor and news planes circling overhead.
A rush-hour shooting at the Hayware BART station. Up to 3 people shot although, according to KRON-4 News, no one dead. One person in custody being "questioned." Trains running hrough but not stopping at the Hayward station. A bus bridge set up from Bay Fair.
What is wrong with this woman! I thought maybe she was just havin a bad day but it constantly happens.
The operator in a very harsh woice is seemingly always in a rush "this train is leaving passengers get on board!!!" Ive even heard other bart riders complain about her and her erratic behaviour. Does she not fear for undercover supervisors? Are there even such to keep employees in line? I cant stand her and thats the last thing I want to hear after a long day!
On another note there are plenty of charismatic and entertaing operators who I must commend for making me smile!
My day started with the customary homeless in "my" car at 6:20am. However, this was a special day... I was treated to the smell of barf. I should have turned around, gone back home, and called in sick. Instead, I got over it and just moved to where I couldn't smell it any longer.
I am a tall black male weighing around 215lbs. I find that even when there is a free seat next to me on a packed bart train I am always the last option to sit next to. I carry myself very well, am polite and dont play my ipod at obnoxious levels. Most importantly I exercise good hygiene. Are people scared of me? Why does this constantly happen to me?
anyone heard about a women who fell or was push or jumped from the Pleasant Hill station parking structure? I have not found any news on it. The occurred Sunday around 900 or 1000 am?? Anyone?
BART top officers give themselves raises in a closed session of a BART board meeting.
I wonder if any of these "top officers" own the hot red customized-to-the-max Mercedes convertible that was parked in the BART employee space, displaying a BART "official business" sign on the dash?