A place to vent your BART experience
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/14/2005 - 8:24am
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.
Submitted by nubee on Thu, 10/13/2005 - 7:48am
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.
Submitted by nubee on Wed, 10/12/2005 - 9:54am
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.
Submitted by nubee on Wed, 10/12/2005 - 7:54am
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.
Submitted by BARTsurfer on Tue, 10/11/2005 - 10:21pm
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.
Submitted by nubee on Tue, 10/11/2005 - 9:54pm
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.