For the second time in two days, I ended up on a 24th Street train from P-BP.
Note that a Daly City train comes though 5 minutes later at stations east of MacArthur, and at any station up to 24th, there are trains following even closer behind that go to Daly City.
So why does some idiot get on the well-marked 24th train at MacArthur, and immediately get on the intercom to abuse the driver because this train doesn't go to Daly City? People such as her are the reason that BART employees are sometimes not as polite and friendly as we might wish.
I arrived home early tonight; my better half has gone out for a walk. I decided, to do some work on-line, when I saw this site on the computer screen. I had not heard of this site and now I wish, â€œI had not found it, tonight.â€
I was saddened, by what I read. Cops and Station Agents what a job! I would defend them, but they seem to do well enough on their own.
I pulled out two things for items from my husbandâ€™s files, one for BART Police and the other, for those that like to complain about them.
Everyday before my Husband goes to work and finishes praying, for many of his co-workers, he last prayer is for your, the BART Police Officer and Police everywhere:
BART plans in the next few months to hire a terrorism czar to coordinate its strategy for heading off attacks and to secure state and federal grants for the efforts, agency officials said Sunday.
"The (BART) Police Department is doing a great job, but the threat is so real that you need someone to just concentrate on terror," BART Director James Fang said during a news briefing at the Civic Center Station in San Francisco.
Officials scheduled the briefing to discuss plans for today's fifth anniversary of al Qaeda's attacks on the United States, which include heightened security and a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. -- the time it was in New York when the first plane struck the World Trade Center -- to recognize the "victims and heroes of 9/11."
I don't know about you guys but the transbay tube is so noisy now. It's really loud.
If you can hear between the screeching tracks, you will hear lots of passengers hacking and coughing. It looks like the cold/flu season is well under way. Please consider not taking BART where you can potentially infect everyone around you. I understand you have to make your money but spare everyone from it. All you sick idiots who hack and hack should really not be on BART. I wish BART police would give citations out for sick riders. LOL
(CBS 5) PLEASANT HILL You could go dizzy studying a BART Fare chart. But the bottom line is some people pay more and some people pay less to use the same system.
Some people say thatâ€™s not fair. The cheapest fare on the BART line is $1.40 for people travelling only to the next station. The most expensive fare is Pittsburg/Baypoint to SFO which costs $7.65. BART rider, Rick Rehe says heâ€™s never quite understood how they figure out the fares, "Is it by miles?" he asked.
The confusion over fare pricing is not limited to riders, but also BART staff whose sole purpose is to add up the various surcharges -- fees for going through the Transbay Tube and to the airport, among others
Does anyone that reads this website see what happened at Montgomery today about 4:45pm? The couple that was yelling and screaming and hitting each other in the first car of a Pittsburg bound train? That lady cut the dude's face open! It all happened right in front of the operator's cab door. It took the cops 20 minutes to arrive! Freaking ridiculous! The best part is that the FIRST Bart employees to arrive on the scene (like 1 minute before the cops showed) were what appeared to be the station agent (female) and some skinny older woman with a Bart ID on her blouse (a manager?). WHAT THE F*** were they going to do about the situation?????? Bart management really is worthless. What if someone was robbing people on the train or trying to take people hostage?? I think we're totally out of luck. I'm going back to carrying mace and a knife.
Has anybody else noticed that shards of glass are piling up at the Fruitvale station surface lot? I'd say that over a quarter of the parking spots are littered with broken window and bottle glass. Does BART ever clean the parking lots, or patrol them to make sure this doesn't happen in the first place? It really promotes more vandalism to see the parking lot looking like this.
I just read that BART is going to build a new station halfway between Castro Valley and Dublin. In other words, somewhere near the top of the Dublin Grade, where almost no one lives or works.
Could someone please explain to me why a new station there makes any sense?
How hard would it be to install an automated stop anouncement system on Bart? They have them on the Muni streetcar AND bus system as well as many other major transit systems. There is such a major disparity between the operators on the PA, with some doing a great job of announcing the upcoming stations/transfer information in an audible/clear voice while others say almost nothing in a barely audible voice and leave the un-experienced Bart rider utterly clueless. Then, there is the other problem of some operators speaking inaudibly on a loud stretch of rail while others wait for a fairly quieter stretch to make sure their announcements are heard.
what is the deal and why are there always escalators out of order.
never fails. it is annoying that they can't keep them in working order.
Did they leave the this site? Maybe they got tired of the complaints.
I saw it today. What is it and why is it from 6-10 am?
Okay so I had to take the bart, I didn't have a problem with that what so ever, but why when it got to the 12th street transfer point someone got on the train smelling like straight dirty rotten eggs, or old spoiled mayo or something spoiled rotten.
Whoever it was know dam well they could smell themself or whatever they had that was rotten and should have thrown it away!
Everyone on the train near the person could smell it!
Off all days, one did not carry any perfume, dam dam dam!
Is the world coming to the worst we dont care if we stank and if we make others want to yack from the stank!
What is the deal with these goddam parking tickets. The first time I got one because I didnt "validate", thats OK though, I'll cop to that one.
But I got one recently that really "grinds my gears"
Parking in midday parking as I always do, I usually sit in my car and read the paper until 10:00, then I get out and get on BART.
After I got back from my excursion, I see a ticket on my dashboard. It says "Midday parking only" and the time the pig wrote it up was at 9:53!! How the FUCK is that possible?! I make SURE to get out of my car by 10:00. And I wasnt using a watch, or my car's clock, but rather the clock on my blackberry, which gets synced via the internet to official time or something like that. So are BART pigs, the laziest pigs of all, running on a different schedule, 7 minutes behind.