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5 car trains

Took a five car train from embarcadero to pleasant hill and had to stand the whole trip. Plus, I felt I was riding on a rolling petri dish!

Old BART Photos

A bunch of old BART photos (with the promise of more to come) were posted to the SF Comical's (I mean Chronicle's) site today-see:

sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/parenting/detail?entry_id=89149

They mention that they may post a few more later today or tomorrow.....neat stuff.

(Yes, I am a geek. Why do you ask? :-D )

At least

this doesn't happen on BART....

A driver on a MUNI train leaves one of the train doors open while the train is GOING through the tunnel. The driver eventually closes it, but there was someone standing right next to the opened train car who could of fallen out. You have to watch the video yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyQAy8PzgZ8

I have not Ever

Never Smoked on Bart, Thrown up on Bart, Been to Drunk to ride Bart, Peee DD right out side of the door at West MacArther late at Night then got back on the train for home, Smoked weed on Bart, Ate Dinner on Bart, Oh wait I Have done all these things and more!

new e bart antioch extension

I WANT TO IMPUT SOME IDEAS FOR THIS NEW E-BART OUT OF ANTIOCH.
THE NEW ADDITION SHOULD BE THE SAME GAGE TRACK THAT IS NOW USED ON BART. THE NEW CARS SHOULD BE IDENTICAL TO THE EXISTING BART CARS EXCEPT FOR THE WIDTH OF THE TRUCKS. THE NEW TRUCKS SHOULD BE ABOUT 1/2 INCH SHORTER THAN THE NOW EXISTING BART CARTS. THIS 1/2 INCH MAY ELIMINATE THE SCREACHING ON THE TIGHT TURNS.

Corrupt BART

Yes, I, too, was one of many who were unsucessful in applying for the recently
posted train operator job on BART. The whole process reeks of corruption that has become
so common in government.
First, you can only apply on-line. Since the BART website is deluged with applicants
the process is slow and subject to the website being unavailable. Then there are glitches
in the application process itself; the system stays stuck on the work history and won't
advance to the education area. Within fifteen minutes the job is no longer open.

PART TIME TRAIN OPERATOR

Ok heres the deal I was online filing out my application at 9:00 and at 9:18 when I'm bout to submit my application the screen turns black and I get this message that they recieved the limit 400 applications WTF!! That is so messed up to just accept 400 hundred apps when 5 million people are going to apply for the job thats not qualified to do the job itself, this really ticks my off because I do have the expirence to apply for this position and was up and ready at the time posted but still wasnt the fastest typist @ 32 wpm. Wow I'm upset!

typical BART week

Monday: Into the city: Train leaves a few minutes late as usual from Fremont. Returning home: police activity at Hayward, Bart train stops dead for 20 minutes. Once it gets to station, it waits another 10 minutes.

Tuesday: Into the city: 6:36 a.m. train from Fremont...never shows up. Have to wait for 6:51 train, which also leaves late. No announcement, no explanation from Bart. I guess operators are cool with just not mentioning a non-existent train during rush hour? Returning home: transfer at Bayfair and wait 12 minutes for a train-- guess they're running behind again.

PART TIME TRAIN OPERATORS FOR HIRE

OK well ive been waiting for this day to come and finally its here another chance to make 100k a year sitting on my fat ass doing NOTHING! I bet alot of people will be applying for this one and may the best ones WIN! What are some of the requirements and skills you must have?? Can a Mcdonalds employee apply? How does Bart Screen out non potientials? What to expect on the Written Exam? And Physical Medical etc?

BART derailment???????

What's going on??? Train Operator asleep at the button???
How do you manage to screw up driving in a straight line along tracks?

They can't even get the advisory on the website right! It still shows the one from 2/14 not the one from today about the train crash!!!

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/03/14/BAHV1IAI47.DTL&tsp=1

New BART Layout, what do you think??

BART faces a challenging problem in its next fleet of cars, it is first and foremost a long distance commuter train, but is seeing rush hour capacities similar to that of inner city public transportation. So, how can BART continue to please the long term commuters, who are their main source of income, and also design for increasing passenger loads?

Some of the proposed design changes include:

_ adding a third door for increased passenger flow
_ providing more standing room by sacrificing some seating
_ adding unobtrusive bike storage

Seat Pitch in car 365x?

I just got off from a ride on car 365x, and the seat pitch on that car seems to be quite a lot less (2-3" less?) than on almost all the other cars on the system. I'm tall enough that I'm just barely comfortable--knees brushing the seat in front--on the regular seats, so that 2-3" made a very noticeable difference.

Anyone know anything? Is this some new design that they're testing out? (I hope not!)

Video on new West Dublin/Pleasanton Station

There's a video about the new station on YouTube www.youtube.com/bartable

Why an anti-Palestinian poster at Civic Center BART station?

I'm appalled that an advertisement appears at the BART station at Civic Center BART:

Stop Palestinian leaders from teaching violence and racism

posted by a group purporting to wage peace.

I am assuming this is a paid advertisement. What business does BART have to advertise and supporting a stance that it is Palestinian leaders who are promoting violence and racism when the people of Palestine are fighting for sovereignty and against Israeli occupation?

$4.00 to Park at the New West Dublin Station

Guess WE HAVE to pay for the multi-million dollar overpass mistake. Disugsting.

BART BOARD ASKS DOROTHY DUGGER TO RESIGN | In 2009, Dorothy Dugger's salary was $354,010 a year

Doesn't this just make your day with the crappy BART service we get in this struggling economy that frigging B gets $354,010 to make multi-million errors like the overpass the Dublin/Pleasanton station for starters. GET RID OF THIS OLD BAG and get someone who can do the job instead of raising fares and decreasing service and paying herself a BIG FAT FEE. ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

BART board asks general manager to resign, then rescinds vote
By Matthias Gafni and Denis Cuff
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 02/11/2011 12:08:30 PM PST
Updated: 02/11/2011 04:47:55 PM PST

Why do minorities feel like they shouldn't have to pay for BART?

...and why do BART employees totally ignore it?

Every day when I am using BART I see people walking in and out of the emergency exit gates for BART who are CLEARLY not BART employees. Is it racist of me to point out that every single time I see someone do this they are Black?

It is so easy to get into BART that I have even seen some of them sneak into BART in Downtown SF and then scale the fences and squeeze between the gaps so they can get into MUNI for free since it is harder to sneak into MUNI.

WHAT'S GOING ON WITH JOHANNES MESHERLE?

DOES ANYONE ONE KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH JOHANNES MESHERLE OR HEARD ANY NEWS ON HIM LATELY?, I AIN'T HEARD NOTHING ABOUT HIM OR HIS TRIALS EITHER.

No Pants! Subway Ride 2011 : San Francisco bay area BART/Muni

I was just thinking that a flash-mob-ish sort of thing on BART would be fun when I ran across:

No Pants! Subway Ride 2011 : San Francisco bay area BART/Muni
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156182521089838

Anyone here gonna go?

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