I've ridden the NY subways, the Chicago L and commuter trains, the Boston MTA, The Washington Metro, the Hong Kong subway and the Japanese trains and ALL ARE CHEAPER THAN BART!!! BART continues to increase fares, provide few cars resulting in crowded trains and arrogantly assumes that because gas prices have increased, the people will continue to be prisoners to their system. Ah, but what can we do about it? Casual carpools have worked well for me even though the Lafayette station employees do their best to discourage it by writing parking tickets on cars when they see that the driver is walking toward the carpool line, the soon to be parking charges etc. I would like to hear from other riders about their ideas on avoiding riding on BART or at least decreasing their costs. The happiest ride I will ever take on BART will be my last.