I was wondering if anyone had information on what material the regular thin bart tickets (not clipper) are actually made of? I see people still refer to them as "paper".
Does BART recycle them? How many do they go through a month? Who has the contract to supply them? At what cost? Does anyone have a technical spec?
Any links or insights would be great.
I am a cyclist who only rides BART on the weekends to go to the East Bay for long rides. I've been doing it for 7 years now. To be clear, I never take my bike on non-bike trains and I never board the first car. I usually get on at Orinda, maybe Pleasant Hill to go all the way to South San Francisco. But things have gotten wierd for me these last two weekends.
Congratulations to all the Station Agents, Train Operaters and System Service workers.
BART ridership is up an average of 25 - 26,000 a month on last year. They are now moving over 380,000 a day, most of the timne without serious incident
A couple of thousand people were left stranded at 19th st and 12th st after two Fremont trains were taken out of
service due to a medical emergency @ Lake Merritt. Southbound trains were sent back to Richmond or forward
to Daly City as passengers were told by TO's to "just wait for another train." No bus bridge, further explanation,
nothing. Took a cab home and am still waiting to hear on the news just what the hell happened.
BART and the Board of Directors needs to closely examine and investigate the nepotism and favoritism on how recruiting is done. How can BART allow family members to hire directly in the same department as a report? Systems Maintenance, Mr. Williams has provided his daughter Kela Parris with all the resources to be hired on to BART. She was originally a temporary employee throught the temporary agency. After that time expired, she was then hired on as a Consultant for the Systems Maintenance.
Can someone please tell me what to expect for the
Train Operator group panel interview (what questions will be asked, etc.)?
Well a new GM for nearly a year now and from my view point, the District is better off. She might be abrupt and decisive, but give her credit, it is a tough environment to waltz into.
Alright folks, I’ve been watching the way things have been going here on BartRAGE lately and it’s nice to see some fresh faces again. However, along with that I’ve noticed that more and more the blog format of this site doesn’t reflect the way it is used.
Seriously, people, feces and urine on the floor of the bathroom? Are you pigs? Show some pride in yourselves. We will never get bathrooms back (despite the escalator problems) if BART riders abuse the bathrooms as much as the homeless.
August 30, 2012 - San Leandro bathroom is appalling.
Last December I had to run into Sacramento a few times, so I took BART to Amtrak in Richmond. I found it really convenient, but I noticed every afternoon as I was making my return trip, people would be smoking on the Richmond BART platform. Well, this was my first experience with the Richmond station (though I've been a BART rider since 1985), and I just said "Well, that's Richmond for you. You can't expect the same cultural refinement and respect for authority that you would find at home in El Cerrito."
Much to my dismay, I had the displeasure of riding on a train this morning with the most asinine, annoying T.O. On the BART system. He's an overweight, red bearded guy, who thinks he's an Auctioneer rather than a train "engineer". Every time I ride the train this guy is controlling, no one can ever understand a word he says. It's like he's deliberately talking fast so no one can understand him. Heaven forbid there should ever be any important information we should know about.
Just a reminder if people don't know about it.
Below is the letter that I sent to BART regarding a rude employee who accused me of "jumping to gate"/lying and wouldn't return my remaining balance on my card! I take BART to work and back, everyday, and have never been treated this way! I give them way too much money to be accused of lying and to be given attitude due to the fact that BART's machines don't work half the time and I can't "prove" that. Very very frustrating!
BART grosses me out as much as it does the next guy. But it's so much better than driving, money-wise. Especially since I moved to the East Bay. Check out the chart below.
I also wrote a full blog post about it. Weirded me out how much I was saving.
Train took 59 minutes actual travel time to get from North Berkeley to Glen Park (scheduled time is 36 Minutes).