BART survey is live

Don't forget to take the survey and have your voices heard:

Should be interesting to see if and how the responses differ from the survey taken in August and this one.

What are YOUR BART Pet Peeves?

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!)

Another punk sleeping on a packed commute

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.

Contra Costa Times Article on BART Fares and Parking Increases|met:0000300|cat:0|order:17&%2F%3Fsource=dailyme

More bikes on BART

Another test for next month.

Fantastic. Be sure to make your voices heard. I wonder if there will be a difference since it'll be March vs. August.

I just read that BART wants to raise fairs and parking fees next year AGAIN

Services continues to diminish. It is at below 2008 pre-economy crash levels with no service restoration in site. BART is talking about rebuilding Montgomery and Embarcadero BART Stations when the trains are already so crowded you can't Board so what good is that going to do unless BART starts running trains more often first????

I really wonder about the people who run BART sometimes. I'm very disappointed in BART's Board for taking so long with East County after we've been paying property taxes forever and ever and ever, as well as the rest of the fees and increased fares.

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go ahead and make yourself at home

sorry if it's blurry but the train was moving and started to get crowded

Parking For Station Agents?

I was wondering if any current or previously employed station agents ever have/had trouble with parking once they got to work? I know some of the shifts begin about 4am and if you are working somewhere in downtown SF, or other stations without parking what you have done. If I'm scheduled to work at 24th & Mission for instance, I think the options would be limited. Thinking about applying but one of my concerns.

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both of you scoot in

It's commute time and both of you need to be sitting by the window. Who cares if your knees touch.

Call Train Operator if Panhandlers arrive, bringing their children in on the act

Friends, please phone the Train Operator if you see the following:

A guy who IDs himself as a father with a family hard luck story, has one to two young boys with him. Sits them down and they play loud music, and pass a white plastic bucket.

The kids look very unhappy, like circus animals with ringmaster. Call Train Operator.


I can't believe what pathetic service BART provides. BART can't think of a better way to do earthquake retrofitting. We received NO NOTICE of single tracking last night until we were down on the platform. What about people who have bus connection. Why doesn't BART just revise the schedule so they can single track and we catch a train friggin fucking at the time BART says the train will be on the platform. The fucking late night commute is already slow and mmiserable enough.

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i didn't know the seats were cup holders

Yes just as we feared. One hard stop from the train and her coffee went all over the seat. She at least wiped it up. It left no stain.

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sorry to wake you up

Bart kicked us off at Colma today. i had to wake this guy up. It was 550am.

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what are, these things?

I see these square things at Colma bart and don't know what they are for. They don't light up.

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riders don't do this with your coffee

Yep. 2 minutes later she uncrossed her legs then spilled coffee everywhere.

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I have returned

Sorry about being away for so long. Life didn't let me take Bart as a daily commute until now. I got a new job in the east bay. My commute will be an hour each way now. Can't wait to read some of the old articles. Here is the first thing I saw as I got on the train.

AGM abolish

Abolish this position. if the guy or gal who gets this position does not get into the gumby doll position the gm wants, its i will s can you days before christmas and ruin your holidays for your family.......what a joke. the mob had passes for christ sake. you are telling me this guy did something so haneis that he got run just before the birth of the good lord jesus. please.

Took a paid parking space, do I need to pay again?

Hello, if I find a parking space in the late morning where someone just pulled out of and he paid for parking already, do I need to pay the parking fee? This is general parking, not reserved. I assume that once the fee is paid, the space is paid for all day. Does anyone know?


Proposed Highway 24 soundwalls may impact Rockridge BART platform

Along with other traffic improvements, soundwall studies are tentatively funded under the Caldecott Tunnel Settlement Agreement between Caltrans and the City of Oakland. If these studies go forward, $1.2 million would be spent to study the feasibility of building soundwalls along both sides of Highway 24 through the Rockridge neighborhood of North Oakland.

Fiscal Cliff Has Restored Commuter Benefits $240.00 per month instead of $110.00 for 2013

After losing 50% of my FSA, I was delighted to see that at least my commuter benefits have been restored to what they were in 2011. Takes a little bit of the sting out of losing my FSA money. I read this last night in the SF Examiner on BART on my home from work. I also appreciated having a nice commute home last night on BART except for this guy peeing on the Montgomery platform (Embarcadero side); that was gross. I feel really sorry for BART workers that have to walk into those tunnels. This was on the SFO Airport side.


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