Shit’s getting real, you guys.
Over on their Facebook page, BART posted some photos of their next-gen trains, due to begin regular service late in 2016. Very cool stuff.
Check out them straps!
Photos via BART’s Facebook page
Remember when the news about the Board of Supervisors passing the Subway Master Plan broke? That … that was awesome.
Now, on the heels of that news, the always-handy Muniverse digs into four projects already at least in the study phase that the SMP will affect now that it has been passed.
By far, the biggest project (for the region) will be a Second Transbay BART Tube and a new line through San Francisco. BART is still in the early stages of planning, but there’s one particular corridor that seems to be gaining traction and included in presentations. Under this setup, the second Transbay Tube would cross the bay from Alameda to San Francisco, landing around AT&T park and running under Second or Third to Market Street.
Other systems/projects that will benefit from the new plan are: the Caltrain/High-Speed Rail, an M-Ocean View/Park Merced extension and maybe-subway, and the T-Third/Central Subway extension to Fisherman’s Wharf. Read the rest of Muniverse’s post about the Subway Master Plan for more details.
Image by Muniverse/Jamison Wieser
If you’ve taken BART 10 different times, you’ve probably already won BART Driver Bingo. Today on SFGate, 10 different types of BART operator are exposed. Here’s a sample:
To read the full list, visit SFGate: The 10 types of drivers you get on BART.
One type that I would add: THE ALMOST-BUT-NOT-QUITE-ER You know the one—can’t quite get the train to line up with those black squares on the platform. Takes way too long to open the doors after pulling into the station.
If you’ve got any archetypal BART operators not yet named, share with the group!
Photo by Adam McLane
I always wanted to work at Six Flags when I was a kid. It wasn’t the roller coasters that attracted me—I scrounged up enough for a season pass every summer from about age 11–15, so I was good. No, I always wanted a front-row seat to all the crap people left behind.
SFGate talked with BART officials to see what people leave on trains.
“We get everything from teeth to wheelchairs to prosthetic limbs,” said BART Manager of Transportation Tera Hankins. “Pretty much anything someone could lose, we see it.”
Can you imagine your friend showing up to the party, and you’re all, “Hey, nice to see you. Where’s your leg, dude?”
Here’s a partial list of things people have left on Muni buses and trains:
Read the rest of the SFGate post here.
Photo by Russell Mondy
A: (see above) When hell freezes over.
Which got me thinking: Man, when hell really does freeze over, hella things will happen at once. I hope I live to see that day.
h/t BART rider 27suns: “Montgomery BART station escalator – clearly a rider has estimated completion time accurately. LOL”