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Transit News: BART 2016 fare hike, Muni service increases, new Muni art, Muni double-berthing gets green light

Here’s the transit news we’ve collected since our last news roundup. If you have news tips, email them our way, por favor.

  • BART announces 3.4 percent planned 2016 fare increase (SFGate)
  • Will Muni’s Largest Service Increase in Decades Have Staying Power? (Streetsblog SF)
  • New Art on Muni poster series to begin May 1 (Curbed SF)
  • Overnight Fire Damages Muni Shelter At Haight and Fillmore (Hoodline)
  • News crew catches teen girls’ attack on Muni rider who had shushed them (SFGate)
  • Muni given go-ahead for double berthing at downtown stations (SF Examiner)

Send us your BART tails

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…and your tales.

Sorta like when someone was killing a box of Franzia on Muni for at least the second documented time, turns out this isn’t the first time someone was spotted wearing a tail on Bay Area transit. Or maybe both are real, I’m no expert or anything.

h/t BART rider babybird124

Tales, you say? Join us at Muni Diaries Live on Saturday, April 18, for a night of true, hilarious, weird, and sweet stories that can only happen on Muni! Grab a ticket and we’ll see you there!

BART ‘baseball card’ will get you ready for Opening Day

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Can you hear that crack of the bat? Can you smell the popcorn and hot dogs? Are you even more frustrated riding the N-Judah anytime after 4 p.m. on a weekday?

These are all indicators that baseball season has arrived. The good folks at TransForm are celebrating in a rather unique way:

“Opening Day is just around the corner—and we thought your readers would appreciate our handy BART baseball card with key stats about the region’s most baseball-oriented transit system. Check it out in our latest blog post.”

Judging by the stats up above, I think BART has a chance of winning it all this year. Max train speed of 80 mph!

Those of you who are graphically inclined: We request Muni, AC Transit, SamTrans, and VTA “baseball” cards to add to our collection. Thanks!

If you’re not already familiar with them, one of TransForm’s goals is to ensure that we have a BART system that works. Get more information at the Save BART website.

Join us at Muni Diaries Live on Saturday, April 18, for a night of true, hilarious, weird, and sweet stories that can only happen on Muni! Grab a ticket and we’ll see you there!

Seatless in San Francisco

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We think this BART car has made itself perfectly clear. It absolutely, most definitely, does not want you to sit down. Not that you were planning to anyway.

h/t BART rider Dave (original and photo by BART rider Cara)

BART issues new courtesy posters, offers etiquette lessons for trains

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Because people sometimes often need advice on how to act like decent human beings, BART has issued new courtesy posters and a “crowded car survival guide” video aimed at teaching riders how to act on its trains. The poster and video tackle the often griped about backpack problem, how to let people off before you board, as well as no-brainers like giving your seat to pregnant, elderly, and disabled riders. Noticeably absent is the controversial topic of manspreading. BART just didn’t want to go there, we can only guess.