Below is an email from the organization that a young black male is soliciting funds for on Bart. He claims it's for his Travel Basket ball team. Don't give this POS a dime!
EOYDC Blazers Scam
This has gotten really bad. There are some parts of the parking garage that have almost a foot of bird excrement piled up. In other areas, you cannot walk without stepping in the droppings. BART, please use the increase in fares and parking to clean this up. Thank You.
on Feb 10,14 I was coming down the escalator and I heard a loud clank like something broke a second later the escalator suddenly stopped. I was thrown forward I held on to the rail to break my fall. the agent asked me if I was ok and rushed and blocked off the bottom and the top. I asked him what had happened his reply was "I don't know sometimes they just stop. Bart PD came and took a report and also the agent. the agent called a ambulance. and I was taken to the emergency were xrays showed that I had trauma to my neck shoulders and lower back.
It threw my entire schedule for the day in the city, for which I was already significantly tardy, completely off!
If you are riding Bart and a guy announces in a loud voice that his son is stuck at the airport because his bag is overweight and needs cash DO NOT GIVE HIM MONEY! It is a scam. He claims to be military and works at Kaiser but does not have money. He is a male black, approx. 6'0/muscular build, bald headed and wearing glasses. This piece of crap does this constantly and preys on the generosity of people who actually think he needs help. He collects money and quickly gets off the train. Yesterday he got off at Concord. Very aggressive. Don't give him anything, please pass on.
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?
Does anyone know of any resources such as for finding carpools? BART is getting to be a bit expensive commuting to work each day. I'm not looking for entirely free rides and would be happy to give the driver a buck or two for gratitude. I'm looking for a way to get from WC to downtown Oakland to get to work.
Does anyone know when BART will be hiring train operators again?
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.
Great idea, but how are people going to use this when large parts of the system has no/very bad cell phone coverage? (especially data, which you would need for sending pictures)
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.
Perhaps dedicating one car per train for bikes and their riders would benefits everyone.
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.
OK, when will Moe, Larry and Curly learn. Here we go with another quarter million dollar consultant to tell the public what went wrong in negotiations. At the end of the day, the report should be worth five cents. Egos and assholes is what went wrong. The workers wanted a simple cost of living raise plus a bean or two for the past 4 years of zip and management put up the middle pinky. Mgt determined that our place in society was too high and we needed to continue to tumble down the class scale. Yet they demand top performance.
OK, so I think we all get that BART Management is two people. No names need to be mentioned, but just check the lunch lines around the office and you will figure out. Anyway, Obama talked about the need for employers to improve stagnant wages and thus improve employee moral and the like. I guess the dud duo missed their opportunity to be ahead of things, rather they continue to be reactive in every way. Sad state of moral at BART, all for what turned out to be a simple cost of living wage. The cost of the strike is well published in the millions. Public things we are a bunch of clowns.