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Homeless on Bart. This morning when the "shuttle" pulled into North Concord (only 6 cars long) there were three homeless people on one car taking up two seats each and causing the car to smell unbearably pungent. It was apparent they'd been riding the rails uninterrupted and planned to continue doing so dispute there being standing room only as the trained pulled out of the North Concord station.

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Don't let the doors bite you in the ass on your way out

I was switching trains at Montgomery on a rain day when everything was 5 behind. I was at the end of the group of people coming off the train, and the doors almost bit me in the ass before I could get off. The TO must have hit the close door button the second the doors opened at the platform. There was a cyclist with his bike standing on the yellow strip outside the door, patiently waiting for everyone to exit before he boarded. The doors slammed in his face and the train took off. I felt sorry for the dude, I hope he didn't need that Pleasant Hill train specifically.

Motor Scooter Parking at Orinda Station

Hi, I'm new to BART. Wondering if there is motor scooter parking at Orinda Station, and if so, where is it, what does it cost and is there a waiting list for parking spots? Thanks

An open letter to the pricks who ride BART, and any other means of public transport for that matter.

I’ve been riding BART for the last four months and I have witnessed and experienced more rudeness and inconsideration during that time than I have elsewhere in my life over the last five years. And today’s experience takes the cake.

WSX affecting schedules in the city, and only the city?

I recently got a notice (because I've signed up for the WSX emails) saying, in part (emphasis mine):

#BARTHaiku

I just discovered the #BARTHaiku hashtag on Twitter. Pretty good stuff. My favorite so far is at https://twitter.com/andrewcrow/status/545965784380346368

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Spam and Admin Upgrade

Edit: Admin has upgraded the site. Thanks admin!

A few points on the upgrade:

- New accounts now require a valid e-mail address. This isn't something that has to be enabled, but it will help keep "fake" accounts to a minimum. Discussion in the comments is encouraged.

- The new validation requirement seems to have kicked a lot of our more recent registrants into the "anonymous" category. Flipped a switch so this shouldn't happen in the future.

Breathe ... Breathe in the Air

Nothing worse than standing in a packed car and having to breathe in some person's armpit with no air flowing through the car. For the sake of the species, please keep the air flowing!

Embarcadero cleaning

It seems that the walls in the Embarcadero station are actually <em>white</em>! Who knew? I'm glad to hear that they're finally getting a thorough cleaning. I hope this doesn't stop with Embarcadero: it'd be great to see all the other stations similarly cleaned up. And I'm glad to hear that that ugly overgrown macramé thing at the end of the platform has been dumped.

Car of the future preview

Went to the car of the future preview this week. Not bad at all--yes, the seats are rather cramped, but less so than I thought they'd be. I can actually sit down properly in them, which I hadn't expected to be able to do, as I'm 6'7" tall. I also liked the displays inside that show a live map and the current station, though the displays could be larger to be more readable from across the car.

What did others think?

Car theft and incresing crime at Hayward Bart Statn.

Yesterday, my daughter car was stolen from the bart stations and it was found next day at E street near elementary school. Not sure if this was some school kid (or) professional car theif. I want to contact the elementary school to check if they have any video recording of car and theif.

Car conditions was so bad with both Airbag busted and Power Steering wheel so hard, that it won't move.

SECOND DERAILMENT IN THE SAME EXACT PLACE AT CONCORD STATION

An empty train derailed Friday night on its way back to the Concord yard. FOR SOME REASON PASSENGER TRAINS ARE ALWAYS STUCK WAITING FOR THESE ANNOYING EMPTY TRAINS GONG BACK TO CONCORD YARD. THEY SHOULD NEVER BE GIVEN PRIORITY OVER PASSENGER TRAINS. SOMETIMES WE'RE STUCK AT CONCORD YARD 5-10 minutes WAITING FOR SOME WORKER TO MOVE THEIR FUCKING TRAINS AT THE YARD. When will BART get its shit together.

BART spent $43 million on a set of crossover tracks....that don't work!

KTVU recently aired a report on a set of crossover tracks that BART built between Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek stations from 2009 to 2011. Fast forward to 2014 and the crossover tracks are still not working. According to the report BART blames computer and wiring problems for the crossover not working since according to BART they are merging "new" and "old" technology...even though this isn't the first set of crossover tracks BART has built since the system opened.

http://www.ktvu.com/videos/news/2-investigates-bart-crossover-tracks/vCRQRD/

The bikes are becoming a nuisance.

I've been noticing recently that bike riders abandoned any semblence of courtesy and take their precious climate saviors to their seats with them. Not only do they block the next seats but the aisles as well. So much for that grand experiment.

Things I have seen on BART

1. Saw a woman with her scarf caught in the door as the train left the station. Operator wasn't looking.
2. Operator opened door over freeway 680 on way to walnut creek
3. Operator closed door on a woman with a baby carriage.
4. Guy taking a piss in the corner
5. Announcement that all trains were on time when they were 15 to 20 minutes late
6. Train going to Walnut Creek switched to Richmond

Never have I seen such a fucked up transit system with such a bunch of incompetent staff, police, management etc. Clusterfuck is the best description.

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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.

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.

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 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.

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