Us BART commuters should go on strike!!! Drive if you have a car, and take other modes of public transportation if need be. I know that some of us have no choice but to take BART, but those of us who have other options should use them until BART stops taking us for granted!
BART riders should expect delays to continue through the evening commute Friday due to an equipment problem between the Daly City and Balboa Park (San Francisco) stations, transit agency officials said.
Crews first noticed the issue on the tracks at about 10:45 a.m., and have been working on it since, said BART spokesman Jim Allison.
Commuters heading south from downtown San Francisco may encounter 20-minute delays in service into the evening, Allison said.
Great, now we will all have to drive and sit in traffic for hours...
Here is another article about Santa Clara County and dysfunctional BART management.
what are overweight people supposed to do? I think the article is more fiction than fact too. 3% less seats than today's cars my arse!
I guess we will all have to stand all the way home. BART SUCKS but thank you for patience. BART OPERATIONS CONTROL.
I found this on a friends Facebook page.. From two of (4?) unions in contract..
ATU-SEIU Negotiation Updates- Press release regarding BART calling for mediation
Brothers and Sisters,
Attached and below is the ATU-SEIU response regarding BART's press release calling for a mediator (also attached.)
Any insights on the test for Maintenance Engineer? It appears to be an Excel based test but it is not clear what they want you to know.
Sadly, this isn't THAT unusual (batshit crazy naked man attacks random commuters):
Part 2 (NSFW):
Even though this is from 2012, nothing has changed. if anything the entire commute experience is just worse so we can support Dorothy Dugger's retirement package.
Commuters have grown weary of the routine. Every four years, BART and its labor unions try to agree on a new contract before time and patience expire and the people who run the transit system go on strike.
Typically a deal is struck at the last minute, often in the dark of early morning, long after commuters have gone to bed not knowing how or if they'll be able to get to work without the Bay Area's largest regional transit system.
All while BART's been talking about the need to raise fares and parking fees, BTW!
Where in the hell is the OUTRAGE?
Got a notice this AM about parking fees increasing to $1.50 per day
in the Castro Valley, Dublin, and Pleasanton station.
Also included was a justification to raise the fee .50 every six mos
depending on occupancy rates of individual parking lots, capping the
increases at $3 per day EXCEPT at West Oakland, where you can expect
to pay more for the privilege of being assaulted by the local thugs.
They also state fees could be lowered by decreased occupancy, which
is about as likely as another Bush in the White House. The real
Looks like the politicians who run BART (these folks are ELECTED by us!) have taken their eye off the ball. How about running a safe, clean TRANSIT SYSTEM?
Leave it to bart to f@ck up an otherwise beautiful friday. Thanks retards!!
I'm not a BART employee, but I figured that this was the most appropriate forum to post this in.
This guy who was sitting in one of the seats that are facing each other and the end of car had his feet on the the seat in front of him. But that's not the worst part. He was wearing flip-flops, so his bare feet slid out of them and were touching the seat directly! Gross!