Last week the line dividing Fee and Permit parking at Orinda was relocated to provide approximately 120 more fee parking spaces.
This morning there were approximately 35 fee spaces left at 9AM.
When I came up out of embarcadero BART; I could smell all this smoke. Turned around and could see alot of thick smoke on market by the Hyatt Regency and it was spreading fast. The SFFD was not even there yet. There has been nothing about this in the news? Does anyone know anything about this fire. Were there any BART delays because of it? I felt lucky I did not get caught in it. Seemed like a lot of time went by before the Fire Department arrived to the scene.
well, end of my daily grind in the office. pray the trains are moving well. big date tonight!
I slipped on bird poop on the stairs at BART and broke my foot. This was in March and I am still dealing with the injury. I have had to have two operations including pins in my foot. I just found out that I might possibly need a third operation.
The reason I slipped was because the poop had built up over a period of time because the stations were not being cleaned. The birds at this particular station nest in the light cans above the stairwells going down to the platform and along the underside of the edges of the platform. In early spring the station is loaded with poop. I have since learned that there was not enough janitorial staff to keep all of the stations clean.
I've managed to get into the EZ Rider pilot program, and am pleased with it.
This is a smart card that is auto-loaded with value from your credit card and only requires
being placed on the sensor pad on top of the fare gate for entry and exit.
I am aware that this means that I personally can be tracked on BART, and that this is not cutting edge technology, but it certainly is convenient. I also have an Oyster card, and have used that a fair amount.
System power to transbay is back up but there are delays throghout the system. I just waited for 25 minutes at Dublin Station. Just a heads up to you riders.
My boyfriend is a train operator who recently took some flyers with him to work in order to help raise funds for the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk held in San Francisco over the weekend. I want to thank him for his love and support, and I would like to personally thank all who contributed from the bottom of my heart. It is very much appreciated and wish I could give y'all big hugs!! Thank you :)
Anyone else get wind of this? Arrested by the FBI, something to do with money laundring? This would have been yesterday, Thursday the 19th.
Seems money is free for those to commit white-collar crime at bart.
Yesterday, 19Oct06, one of these trains developed a "brake on in propulsion" somewhere around the Bayfair Station. The operator went back to find the culprit car, and found it. The error reported by the car was "locked axle fault" on axle #2. Car was cut out, as appropriate for such events. A tech met the train soon thereafter, and heard a grinding noise from under the car. He reported the train should not be in service, yet Central Command refused to take the train out of service.
At 19th St Station, another tech got on, and reported the same. At El Cerrito Plaza Station, suddenly the car developed MAJOR flat spots, as reported by the tech, and then the flats just as quickly seemed to disappear. What was occuring was the gear box for the axle locked, and the train was pulling the car with the wheels on that axle not rotating, grinding the wheel down. The gearbox released, which was the sudden occurance (sp?) of flats, then locked up again (the flats disappeared). Finally at El Cerrito Del Norte, the train was removed from service, and moved .s.l.o.w.l.y., at 5 MPH to the Richmond Yard/Shop.
Just a funny clip of an annoying Bart rider found on youtube. What would you do in this situation?
Or so it seems, judging by the number getting on and off during the evening hours, esp. the Richmond and Pittsburg-BP lines. If they're being ignored by the station agents, shouldn't BART be changing their literature and signage? Unfortunately, these people not only insist on take up the space of 4 people in crowded cars by sitting in the Senior and Disabled seats, but block the doorways, as well. WTF?
I could continue to question these people, but the last time I did almost came to blows with the guy and some a**hole patron from Lafayette who wasn't familiar with the rules either. Grrr...
Last Saturday my friend and I stopped off at a Starbucks on our way to Fleetweek to watch the Red Bull Air Races and the Blue Angels. He commented that Pleasanton is so white â€œOf the 35 or so people in there was only one Mexicanâ€. I donâ€™t know why he notices things like that. Perhaps it is because even though he is white, he was once married to a Latino (or is it Latina?) and once married to a Korean and now seems to exclusively date abusive Chinese women. Well, they seem abusive from the stories he tells me but I digress.
From our pasty white environment we entered the world of public transportation. As I take place in the handicapped area I notice right next to me a pair of very attractive Indian woman, one wearing a traditional Sari. My friend has to sit a row behind them across from a nice looking middle-aged black couple. I thought to my self; not so white now eh and that as a paraplegic in a wheel chair, Iâ€™m one of the diverse characters riding toward the capital of characters, San Francisco.
There was a news article on how they're thinking of making the bart $2.50 each way. The people who take short trips maybe two or three stops don't want to pay more. The people like me who come all the way from Berkeley to SFSU to go to school schuld be excited. If you can't afford a two stop ride on the BART take the regular ol' bus.
Some days I read the comments on this web site and cannot believe some of the comments about blacks and they way they act on BART. It upset me to think that people still look at other people by their color. But last night at the Powell Street Station, I understood why people point out blacks and others. I was standing in a line and a train pulled up (Richmond), not mine so a couple of us stood off to the side as the train approached. As the train was pulling into the station, this young black kid in this 20's bypassed the line and stood in front of the other people that were waiting in line to get on to the train.
Bart's handling of the power outage was really poor. They directed all the passengers to Ashby station to take the AC Transit #15, creating a line of several hundred stranded commuters. How about setting up a bus bridge/shuttle or asking AC Transit to provide more buses? Didn't happen...AC Transit management wasn't even aware of the problem. Bart also failed to mention to commuters that the F also goes to Downtown Berkeley. A very poor response on Bart's part. Anyone else affected by this mess?