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We all (myself included) have been (rightfully) shitting on BART. But today, I had a not-horrible morning commute when I took one of the new BART trains during peak.
The additional doors meant less crowding near the exits, it felt less crowded, it was quieter and most importantly, I wasn’t jarred every which way from Sunday - I didn’t have to touch anything.
On one hand, it’s pitiful to realize just how bad the experience has been for us. But it’s nice to know that these improvements will - even marginally - change our BART experience.
I’ll be quick and appreciate your help.
2 miles each way on medium rough Bay Area streets. I love the concept of Lime but hate the vibrations. Air filled tires please.
Need to fold and take on Bart train during peak times. Folding handles a plus but not required?
First scooter purchase. $500-$700 range from well established company.
M365 pro? Es4/max?
Never done this before and as a student it is my first time commuting from SFSU to Fremont late at night (around 10-12). In general how safe is it to travel at these times? I keep seeing news about people getting mugged at BART stops late at night, even in trains, and those are scaring me off, in addition to the mentally ill folks who hang around at some places.
BART Service Advisory said: > Starting Monday March 23, BART will close at 9pm each day. Starting March 28, the system will open at 8am on Saturdays. bart.gov for full details and alternatives.
Hi r/bayarea, this is BART Communications.
BART is taking swift action to reduce operating costs as ridership levels have declined by 90% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter in place orders. BART has done an exhaustive review of ridership and train car loads this week and will make the following changes to service until further notice:
Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, BART will provide service Monday-Friday from 5am-9pm (currently service is 5am-midnight). Current weekday train frequency will remain.
Starting Saturday March 28, 2020, Saturday and Sunday service will be from 8am-9pm (currently Saturday service is 6am-midnight and Sunday is 8am-midnight). Current weekend train frequency will remain.
All riders must be in the system by 8:45pm to have a guaranteed ride to their destination. BART is currently compiling partner agency bus alternatives and will post that information here once confirmed.
BART will monitor ridership data each day to determine how long these service hours will be in effect. Ridership for Wednesday, March 18, was 48,085, a 88% decline compared to average Wednesday in February 2020.
Ridership after 9pm has dropped substantially and now represents only 3% of total daily ridership. Closing early is a better option than running less frequently or running shorter trains after 9pm because BART will realize immediate costs savings to its operating budget by being able to reassign a significant number of operating staff to capital projects. These are projects that will accelerate our system reinvestment work.
The immediate loss of fare revenue has a devastating impact on BART’s operating budget as 60% of our budget to provide service is from fare dollars. BART’s General Manager has implemented the following cost reduction measures:
At one point BART ran some trains from SF out to Pleasant Hill and those trains turned around there. The last week or so I haven’t seen them. Did Bart cancel those trains? Was there an announcement I missed?