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!
Quick question- I have daily parking permit (costing 5.50$) for fremont bart station. Can i use them for Santa clara caltrain parking lot?
Anybody know what ever happened to the Rocket Scientist the District hired to explain the f ups of negotiations from last years>
It seems that the walls in the Embarcadero station are actually white! 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.
See blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/22/Embarcadero-BART-station-gets-dramatic-cleaning/ for details and a few pictures.
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
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.