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Dear Santa, So about those dirty elevators...

WSB-TV - Atlanta

ATLANTA —

The city of Atlanta is looking to clean up the image, and the odor, of its transit system.

Many of its elevators have doubled as restrooms and smell like it. That's about to change with first-of-its-kind technology which catches "offenders" literally -- with their pants down.

"The smell hits you so bad. You hold your breath just to hurry up and get off the elevator," said Alicia Porter, a rider on a Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) train.

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Train Operators and the Blue Blanket

Just saw a post that someone was complaining that the blue blanket (cab curtain) was obstructing their view at the Operator. What that's for is to cut the glare from the lights on the windshield so we can see outside in the tunnels and at night.

I have nothing to say about the Strike BS, you don't like it, you don't like what they pay us, you want a better living for yourself and your family (like the rest of us) then get a better job.

As far as the banning of bartarded....good riddance...he/she/it is an asshole.

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Is it just me?

Or is BART a lot more crowded the last three weeks? I've been way further back in the parking lot than usual, and it's been standing room only on BOTH ends of my commute for the last three workdays. I don't remember the holidays affecting the commute this much in the past, but that seems to be the only explanation. Did they lose a train or something? Check under the mat, maybe there's a spare under there somewhere.

A Social Network for BART Rides

So, I know what we're all *really* worked up about are the more rage-inducing problems like late trains, inconsiderate people, etc. But I've been curious about other angles that can be taken in terms of making BART a better experience, and I have one I'd like to share with you all.

Bart Fares

It seems as if BART raises fares each year. Has it ever reduced fares before?

What Happened to BARTTARDED?

I MISS HIM. SERIOUSLY, HE STOOD UP FOR THE PEOPLE MOST IMPORTANT TO BART, THE RIDERS. YOU PEOPLE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES, ESPECIALLY THAT "TRAINOPERATOR9" IDIOT. FUCK YOU, WHY WEREN'T YOU BANNED TOO? EVEN YOU PORTRAY YOURSELF AS A ROBOT IN YOUR PICTURE. SUITES YOU WELL AND WHATEVER "WORK" YOU DO TO STEAL YOUR BLOATED SALARY.

BARTTARDED KICKED TRAINOPERATOR9'S ASS IN EVERY POST. I THINK IT'S SAFE FOR ME TO SAY THAT EVERYONE HERE HATES TRAINOP9. GET THE HELL OFF THIS PLANET!

Does anyone know why UC Bart doesn't allow people to pay their parking later?

Here is my story... My hubby called me this morning and asked me to go pay the parking for his car since the machine he was inputting didn't work and he needed to catch the train. When I arrived to the Bart (10 mins after his call) and explained to the agent about my situation, she just pointed me to sign on the window that "this is the rule to not paying your parking ticket late"

I have no idea why this rule exists. The agent has already assumed me helping my hubby's parking ticket late. But even if people purposely paying late (which is not in my case), we still pay for the parking.

Montgomery train at 6:30 this morning smelt like its breaks were burning

Well, no one wanted to tell the T.O. since that of course would stop the train.. Way to keep the schedule people.

Holiday Schedule?

Gotta love Bart for operating on a holiday schedule today during rush hour. Trains every 15 minutes on a "holiday" that everyone outside of schools, banks, and government employees work on. After waiting 15 min for the PBR/SF train to arrive and not one person in a line of 20 could get on, I decided to drive to the city. Even the T.O. was shaking his head about what a mess it was.

to the t.o. who had the 11:18 out of Montgomery last night

you were awesome through that whole nasty delay last night. i appreciate you! I'm checking the paper now to see if there is anything about last night's incident in the news. Will BART ever normalize?

BART is not a freight train!

Why must people insist on bringing such large amounts of luggage?!?! Train wasn't quite SRO but still...

Did BART rip off Livermore taxpayers?

Voters in Livermore voted to approve a property tax hike to pay for a BART extension to Livermore, but do you notice something fishy about BART's options on what to do with the money?

BART board of directors votes to allow bikes on BART at all times

No articles yet out on the change, but reporters on Twitter are reporting that the BART board of directors unanimously voted to allow bikes on BART at all times.

Train Operator since 2003's picture

The stories you didn't hear about or see.

This is copied from a news article.

bruno-cohen
Bruno Cohen of KPIX. KPIX sourced the Bay Area Council on multiple stories about the BART strike. One KPIX report misleadingly stated that “economists estimated the first day of the BART strike costs the region $73 million in lost worker productivity alone.” The “economists” were Bay Area Council lobbyists. The story did not disclose Cohen’s seat on the board of the Bay Area Council.

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wont let me do a Poll on BART. Ouch

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So How is That Check Coming to Pay For Negotiator

OK so the big tough Mgt negotiation team bolstered itself with the $400K man who splits to Disneyland at hour of most need. Nice. I hope the 14th and 23rd floors enjoy signing that check for those wonderful services rendered. MGT got their ass kick in the negotiation process. The lost at every turn. Could not happen to a nice bunch...........really......take the last train to loserville. Time for clean the carpets on 14 and 23........

Bart strike possibly harmed people with serious pulmonary disease

I am a disabled person with serious pulmonary disease. During the Bart strikes my condition grew much worse due to pollution created from traffic of those driving to work. I believe that this may have killed some pulmonary patients. Does Bart have the right to harm others with their strike. I have always supported unions that have legitimate grievances. I can't support this when they already have such high salaries and benefits. They should have to pay medical and retirement just like everyone else. Please ban Bart strikes.

BUS BRIDGE TOMORROW FROM LAFAYETTE TO PLEASANT HILL -- HAVEN'T WE PASSENGER BEEN THROUGH ENOUGH?

http://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2013/news20131022.aspx

I realize it is the NTSB causing tomorrow's delay this time but they could't do their ivnestigation on a weekend without disrupting service to exhausted passengers so SOOOOOOOOOOON after the strike. After all, we all know the NTSB will find the same OSHA did when Mr. Strickland was hit. The bus bridges suck; they are really slow.

UNSAFE WORKING CONDITIONS
POOR COMMUNICATION
OVERGROWN VEGETATION

Train Operator since 2003's picture

Banning the Unions from striking.

There is a movement to ban BART strikes legally by changing the law. The contention is that BART is essential to the Bay Area and and to the safety of the people in it. If you believe this to be true then the ATU of 800+ people(Station agents/transportation clerks/foreworkers/Train Operators} would have to be declared safety sensitive. If this happens we would be placed in the same category as Police and Fire fighters. This would end the right to strike but we would be compensated and benefited like them as well.

Basically the option is:

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