Please stop making a nice and neat line across the entire platform to the other side. Just so you know, no one can fucking get past you. If your intention is to create a human chain to block everyone else, then mission-accomplished. There seems to be an invisible velvet rope that is somehow running your life when you get to the platform. Consider getting in a line when your fucking train is coming instead of everyone else's.
The BART train works just like the elevator. Have you ever been on an fucking elevator? When there are people on an elevator that you would like to use, you let them out first so that the space is vacant for your dumb ass to fill. This same mentality can be applied to the BART train. I know this is hard for you to understand middle-aged asian lady. But you do have 30 seconds to get on the train. Instead of trying to push your way through the Raiders linebacker who is trying to depart the train, why not just let him out before you try to squirm in?
Very disgusting commute this morning. The train was packed and there was no ventillation. As the temperature rose somebody started dropping shit biscuits. The passengers stewed in the hot, oppressive, shit-stained air.
I have to wonder what's going on at Coliseum and Fruitvale BART Stations. I've seen a lot of Police Officers there, on a regular basis, in the past few weeks. I'm considering riding from another station because the Police presences indicates to me there is a crime problem. I don't want to be a robbery victim nor do I want to be an innocent victim of a drive by shooting. Anyone out there know what's going on at these two stations that the rest of us should know about?
Thursday, 18 May, is Bike to Work Day on BART. I put this post under Annoying Riders because bicylist can be VERY annoying on BART. I have encountered more inconsiderate cyclist than considerate ones.
I've lost count of the number of times cyclist block the doors with their bikes. Cyclist lean their bikes against the seats instead of holding them. Cyclists take their bikes on the escalators instead of using the stairs or elevator like they are REQUIRED to. Cyclist jam themselves and their bikes into crowded train cars. Cyclists board trains at downtown SF stations when they know darned well they are NOT allowed on the commute trains. In other words, cyclist don't obey the "Bikes on BART" rules.
Did anyone have any problems using BART on Sat 5/14? With 250K people expected at the KABOOM Concert and who knows how many attending the Giants vs Dodgers game, I expected to see a lot of negative comments today.
I read in the paper that BART sold Flash Passes at Dublin Station and that BART was selling return tickets from tables at Embarcadero. Sounds as if they finally got their act together.
I'm really trying to figure out why it was mentioned during traffic reports that BART had major delays today and some police action in Berkeley delayed passengers from Embarcadero to Colma? How does that affect that train when it's on the other side of the bay and it's going the opposite direction of Berkeley? BART employees help me out.
Is it possible to be able to upload photos here? Maybe in the future?
I personally don't care because breastfeeding is natural. I just noticed some people act offended when they see this. The other night I saw this while riding Bart and a handful of the people around this mother/child were rolling their eyes to other. It wasn't like her boobs were all hanging out. Mother did a very good job of concealing herself while her child fed on her breast. What do you think?
This is crazy. We take bart to save buying that expensive gas, now we have to worry about thieves going into bart parking lots and siphoning our gas? I know this is not a bart issue but has management done anything to safeguard our cars a little better? I'm aware that they can't catch it all but how about using back some of that earned profit by charging for parking at most stations now? Give back a little please.
I just hope these little bastards get caught.
I went out and bought a lockable gas cap and I highly recommend you do.
Yesterday, while tens of thousands of immigrants rallied throughout the Bay Area for the "Day Without Immigrants," many of the protesters took BART to get to the events. BART experienced huge numbers of fare evaders, walking through the emergency gates, instead of paying for their rides. In one example, a group of nearly 70 students and their teachers in Berkeley tried to argue with the Station Agent to get free passage. When BART explained that they could not do this, the teachers told the kids to just rush the gates. These teachers should be fired for contributing to the delinquincy of minors. They encouraged their students to break the law. They taught these kids that stealing was acceptable and honorable. A few honest, law-abiding, respectable students purchased tickets to gain legal entry, and their classmates booed them. What a shame.
GOOD NEWS! BART is currently installing new floor covering in 80 train cars. It's a composite floor covering that won't absorb moisture, dirt or mold so the train cars should smell better. The new floor coverings are more durable than carpet and are expected to last 20yrs as opposed to the 5yrs for carpeting. Riders on the Bay Point line are the first to see this upgrade. BART estimates it will take one year to finish all 80 train cars.
Now if we can just get BART to replace the disgusting seats.....
I ride BART almost every day. I usually use a Muni fastpass, but I'd left my wallet at home--with my fastpass in it, so I had to use my back-up BART ticket. But, as I tried to enter the BART ticket gate, i got the red "SEE AGENT" message--my $8.60 ticket had demagnetized. Now, I'm a seasoned BART rider, I keep my BART tickets in a little cardboard sheath, made specifically by BART for this purpose, neatly tucked away in a special pocket in my bag. There are no magnets in my bag, no magnetic closures, no pictures of magnets, nada.
And, yet, my ticket demagnetizes on occasion. It happens. I'm philosophical about it, mostly. I usually just buy a new ticket and go on with my life. But, this ticket had over $8 on it. More money than I wanted to donate to BART. Plus, since I'd left my wallet at home, I had no money to buy a new ticket.
This is directed to both frequent riders and employees: what's the craziest thing you ever see happen or ever heard about happening on BART? The craziest thing I ever heard about was a fight between three drunk guys (two beating on one), and the fight continuing even when an operator tried to break it up. But I'm sure people who ride BART more frequently or who work for it have heard of or seen better stories.
If you are one of those riders who play the games on your cellphone, please keep the damn sound low or off. It's so annoying when all you hear are those cheap sounds from the game. Not too mention how dumb you look staring at your small ass screen. If you really need to play video games while riding, buy yourself a "real" handheld video game.
There was this Asian lady tonight who was playing on her phone and it was the most annoying thing.
Interesting that one of the paid advertisements to the right of this page/site is for a link to a transit union publication. Who posted the comment about union employees and management shills? Would that be the same person who created and manages this site? The same person sells advertising space to a transit union publication? What's the real purpose of this site again?