BART website says average fare going up five cents. However, it looks to be 10 cents. I wouldn't care if the passenger was getting something out of this for a change but I'm thoroughly annoyed because they haven't restored any evening service and service is still miserable after the 11:18 train out of Montgomery because they cut one train out and only run five-car trains.
If you're in SF for the evening, don't miss the 11:18!
Hats off to Bart police for a quick response this morning to car 1838 heading inbound through West Oakland.
Absolutely awful driver. Must have had the train in manual. Multiple extremely hard stops at almost every station, much worse than usual. Passengers in my car kept falling down, because she would slam the breaks to a hard stop, and then suddenly lurch the car forward 1 or 2 feet without warning. Saw her open the door to the front compartment to hit a rider who was standing in front of it - she didn't try to exit the cab, just opened the door to hit him and then closed it again.
I was at Walnut Creek on the platform waiting to board a train that was supposed to show up in five minutes. The train never came and there was no announcement. Just curious.
Missed by train today and late for work several times cuz theres no parking at either dublin bart stations ever since that private lot sold themselves to a housing developer in east dublin bart. Will bart do anything about parking? Im very annoyed
This morning I was on a totally packed 10-car train heading into SF during the rush hour (like usual), and this cow decided that her purse needed the seat next to her more than any of the dozens of people standing in the train, crammed in like sardines in a stinky can covered with fecal matter.
I hereby nominate this inconsiderate heifer for Dumbass Rider of the Day!
Traveling northbound to SF I met a friendly wheelchair guy on the train and chatted a bit. Once conversation stopped I returned to my laptop and then looked up seconds later to see him with with a butter knife under his face, hunched over. Coke on the train.
At least he was pleasant... and then again maybe it was just powdered peanut butter.
Musicians in the non-paid areas of BART stations: often great, often talented, sometimes they get a tip from me.
Musicians in stations or on trains: much less common . . . and much less cool.
A couple of guys made their way through a Dublin/ Pleasanton train earlier this evening with instruments in hand . . . stopping to play a few minutes in each car before moving onto the next one.
Asshole Rider of the Day
I'm about to get on the (no bikes) evening train when a guy with his mountain bike cuts me off to get on the train ahead of me. Then, he asks an old man who can't be younger than 70 to move to the other side so he can sit with his bike. He sits in the isle so someone else will have to sit behind his dirty tire, then when the train gets full he hassles someone for bumping him.
That is the worst behavior I've seen on BART for a while, it's been pretty tame recently.
I find this a little silly on how people go out of their way - work morning shifts and not full shifts but part time, especially the way economy is lately - just to park in these number stalls 1 through 24. Next to the enterance of the BART station. I will be taking pictures of these cars for employers to see why the want for change of work schedules for certain employees. The work schedules are 7 am to 12 pm. Arrive at the station at 6 am in the morning and leaving before 5 pm.
I wasn't sure where to post something like this, and I've been lurking around for a few months on here, so I thought I'd give this a go.
I ride the Concord station and I am always pleased on how clean the platform area is but I want to know who maintains the outside of the BART station like parking lot and the walkways in front of the station which is only 50 feet from the entrance.
I see the same garbage day after day. The same dirty cup day after day, the same million cigarette butts day after day.
It looks real bad and after paying over 10 bucks a day to ride BART I expect a little effort in keeping things clean.
So BART has published the results of the seat lab survey. Survey Are they really going to get away with their criminal misuse of statistics? It's clear that planners had pre-ordained Option B to be the winner. It's all too transparent that BART anticipated that most riders wouldn't, and so diluted the more popular option (front/back facing seats) into two sub-cases (options A and C) so they could then claim that option B was most popular.
Car #1803 is another stinker; lemme see ... Ah yes, of course, 'Proudly Maintained by the Concord Depot'. What a surprise!
I hope they keep this guy; he's really nice and helpful. Very approachable.