Hey, I'm pretty interested in becoming a TO at some point (whenever there's a opening). Would a TO with a weekend shift perhaps be open to letting me ghost/shadow them for a day to see what it actually involves?
I see them ALL THE TIME!!!
The 6-car Fremont train that I catch at MacArthur in the afternoon is ALWAYS packed like a can of sardines!
While BART should add more cars to the Richmond-Fremont line, the riders are also part of the problem. Today, I saw numerous riders sitting in the aisle seat, with the window seat vacant. They can CLEARLY see that other riders are standing, yet they don't scoot over to let them sit down!
The worst part is: they didn't even have bags or anything. They just wouldn't scoot over!
1. Monday BART real slow due to switching problems in Bayfair. Finally we get thrown off the train at Bayfair onto a platform FULL of people
2. Tuesday BART REAL slow due to .... you guessed it - Switching Problems at Bayfair
3. Thursday 5 am train from Fremont to Daly City - Switch back at West Oakland - All Passengers get the F off - at 5 AM!!!??
4. Montgomery st. street entrance says it will reopen April 4th. It is now APRIL 11TH and that sign is still there!!
BART charges way too much money to run the system this badly!!
There were 3 escalators out of service yesterday at the Civic Center station. The Grove Street escalator has been out of service not for days or weeks, but for months. At least one other Civic Center escalator has a problem on a weekly basis. I simply cannot understand why these escalators break down so often, and why it takes months to get one repaired. If this happened in a department store where they depend on customer service for repeat business, the equipment would be fixed in a matter of days at most. What is so special about BART escalators?
I'm looking to use BART's long-term parking on my way to the airport. BART says that there is availability at Colma and South SF. But I won't be parking until around noon. Will I find a spot? Or will I be stuck? This will be a Friday, if that matters.
I live in San Jose, so whenever I want to go up to the city, I always have to debate with myself whether to take the bus to the Fremont BART station, or to take Caltrain to the SJ Diridon Station.
On weekdays, Caltrain runs all the way from Gilroy to AT&T Park in SF. I can catch it at the Capitol station, which is located right behind my apartment complex. On weekends; however, Caltrain only runs between SJ Diridon and SF, which is the same place that one catches the express bus to Fremont BART.
Is it just me, or does BART neglect the Richmond-Fremont line?
I commute between San Jose and Pleasant Hill 3 days a week, and the Fremont train that I transfer to at MacArthur always has 6 cars in the evening, while the SFO train that I transfer from has 10 cars.
Sometimes, I'll get off at Fruitvale and wait for the Fremont train that's coming from SF to minimize my time on the crush load train, and also to use the restroom.
Once again, Bart runs an inadequate number of trains for opening season for the Oakland A's. Like last year, they will say they have run more trains than the year before; therefore we have solved the problem. But the reality is the number of trains on opening day baseball is hopelessly inadequate. The train i was on actually stopped and started continuously between bayfair and san leandro. Give me a f@cking break Bart. Pay attention to the rest of the universe...
Hey Guys, I'm taking BART every day from Fremont to Civic Center for work now. After driving to Bart, taking Bart, then walking to work, it's about 1.5 hours each way. Any suggestions for killing time and making it easier? Thanks.
I recently got a ticket at Walnut Creek even though I have a linked Clipper card and scanned it correctly. I've noticed however in my billing statement on EZ rider that sometimes it doesn't charge me even though I have scanned my clipper card and got the "OK" sign on the parking machine. Has anyone else had this problem? Not sure how a rider can protect oneself from machine malfunction since the clipper card reader for parking doesn't generate a paper receipt or anything...
Don't forget to take the survey and have your voices heard: http://www.bart.gov/guide/bikes/index.aspx
Should be interesting to see if and how the responses differ from the survey taken in August and this one.
I've been riding BART for a while now. Just discovered this site today. What are your bart pet peeves? Mine are, in no particular order...
- People talking too loud on their phone (the person on the other side of that call can hear you just fine at lower volumes. it's YOU who can't hear you.)
- People playing their music on a speaker so everyone can hear (no one wants to hear your music, use some damn headphones!)
- People falling asleep on me (this only has happened once, but lean the other way!)
- People taking up multiple seats when it's rush hour (hey asshole, make room!)
Can BART please set up a website so we can send these photos directly to BART Police in real time? It doesn't do much good after the fact.
Nobody wants to confront these people directly because you never know if they are mentally ill, armed, or diseased.
Another test for next month. http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=resources/traffic&id=8993409
Fantastic. Be sure to make your voices heard. I wonder if there will be a difference since it'll be March vs. August.