I was planning a trip on the BART with my family as a day trip. We wanted to go through the transbay tube and explore various other stations. We will start at an SF station (suggestions please?). What ticket do I purchase? I have looked into the excursion pass but is there anthing without a time limit? If I buy a ticket from 16th street to 24th street for 1.75 can i ride up and down the line and come back to 24th street or is there a time limit as to how long I can be in the faregates before being fined?
I have seen and smelled urine and feces at BART almost every day for 8 years commuting from the East Bay to Embarcadero. Typically, during rush hours, staff keeps trains, stations, reasonably clean (although almost everyone I know "disinfects" after every ride. This morning though I and many other riders got an unwelcomed Friday surprise to put it mildly. I exited the end car at Embarcadero around 830am and began my daily routine of walking up the 7 mini-flights of stairs leading to the gates in front of 333 Market. The stench of feces blasted my sinuses from the very first step.
I can't believe BART Central did that to us because of police activity at Concord. BAD DECISION. It was freezing,freezing cold out there and the situation was almost resolved before you kicked us off the train. You had us holding at every other BART station all the way out there, the situation was COMPLETELY resolved within three minutes of BART Central doing that. You tout increased police officers during the holiday season, yet I have bearly seen any BPD on BART or on the platforms where BPD is needed just to manage these idiot drunks trying to Board departing trains and falling down.
I hope mgt does planet earth a favor and abolish this position. The former bow legged chimney that ran the show was worthless. Anyone think of that scarecrow lately?. Exactly. Now mgt brings in the Fuller Brush man long enough to pump up his resume with an inflated title and is apparently now onto better things with no notice of departure. Just great. Thanks for cumming. the career Bartoids are constantly passed over for the faster talkers newcombers and at the end of the day, moral suffers. and zero value added with these car sales types.
I realize you need to keep the trains running on time, but please don't close the doors without checking to see if there's anyone left. I was in line, waiting my turn to enter. Happened to be the last one when you decided to close the doors. It wasn't a big crowd, perhaps 8 people. I did not do that obnoxious thing where people are late and jam the doors, or indeed, once someone threw their bag and successfully kept the doors open once. It wasn't even rush hour, and I don't appreciate it when TOs can't be bothered to check during non-busy hours to see if anyone's left.
Does anyone know where Bart stands in hiring the supposed 100 + operators? Are any classes going on now? When are the planned next classes? Will the fiscal cliff affect bart? Just wondering if I should seek alternate employment? I'm on the list between 1-40 so I'm in limbo right now but it will be worth it when Bart comes through! This is my dream
OK. Facts, bart is moving more people than ever. We could not be more excited as this is the real deal in taking people off the road ways. But, let me tell you, if it not for the efforts of the 99s and getting the system ready everday and the efforts of the staff in the stations and Central Control, all that know I that the limp d's, would be standing there with there mocha javas in their paws spewing some Beach Blanket Babylon to the press grandstanding about something that some minion feed them in their ear.........blah blah blah..............
I really like the TO on my regular SF train. He's pretty chill until Embarcadero, then he does a wake up call announcement. He had a great one at Embarcadero this morning:
BART’s desire to raise prices for parking lots where the lots fill up is shameful. It just another revenue stream BART is trying to exploit without giving the ridership a true accounting. Their rhetoric is beyond tired and transparent, yet they don’t see it.
This morning I took the parking related survey sent to me by BART and am pissed off. Even before I took the survey I felt BART was basically going to financially profiling riders to squeeze every drop from us everyday riders. After taking the survey I know it’s true, regardless of what any BART talking head may say.
There has been an ongoing problem with the fire alarms at the PH station going off in the middle of the night. I live across the street and these alarms are extremely loud. It takes the electricians over an hour to get to the station and get the alarms turned off. This is ridiculous, everyone in the neighborhood is getting woken up in the middle of the night and we are pissed! I have gone as far as to contact the General Manager Grace Cruncian(sp?), but once again the alarms were going off at 6:30 am on a Saturday morning.
Hi, I will be flying out of SFO on christmas night 11pm for three weeks. When i go to the parking reservation website, it states that i must be at the BART parking garage by 10AM to have a reserved spot otherwise its no longer guaranteed. I will be parking at the Colma station and will be arriving in the evening to park my car. Will there be any parking left in the parking garage that late in the day? And would other people have already parked there days before for their Christmas travels? I am just asking because i don't want to pay $144 and not be able to park. Thanks for all your help!
I was just wondering if the trainings for station agent are paid trainings?
Inch by inch the ridership numbers just seem to grow and grow. So proud we have handled the increasing crowds with seamless ease. Station agents, shop crews and general maintenance bravo..........job well done. We will see just what the reward for this will be when our negotiations start next year...........
Something tells me that we are going to hear the "new car" program baloney is taking up all the "extra funds"............
Again bravo to a job well done with the recent increases in daily ridership.............
ok so ridership is sky high and everything is great. never forget the 99s that get the cars ready and the trackway ready for the day to day operation. operations...............i cant resist this one......when is that station agent made chief of transportation going to retire. ciaslis or the max dose of vigra could not wake up this limp clown. when i watch rudy, the movie, it brings tears to my eyes. when i have to listen to this bloated bart version ted kennedy load mouth, my bowel swells.......time to send this guy packing with a stick and a bundled sheet over his back.
the train was about 2 minutes away...enough time to buy a ticket from a smart terminal. there is nothing wrong with my card...I have been using it for years. People in the transportation industry don't seem to respect the time of citizens....of course, this poorly designed machine also refused to accept my cash...imagine that! not every dollar is crisp and uncreased...I guess this terminal only accepts 1% of cash...only bills fresh off the printing press