Josh Ellingson returns with new BART illustrations


Rad artist and all-around-good-guy Josh Ellingson was recently contracted to do new illustrations that will be featured inside BART trains.

“The campaign is called “Thank You BART Riders,” and it spotlights a different station and highlights its uniqueness in the system. If you’re in the Bay Area, you should start seeing these aboard the trains sometime in early Spring.”


In 2010, Josh’s illustrations showed up in BART stations as part of the “First Ride” series.

See the other illustrations in the new series over at Josh’s website. And follow Josh on Facebook and Twitter.

On the go this Ash Wednesday? Priests at Millbrae Station have got your back


Some days, it’s hard enough just to get to work on time wearing clean clothes. Apparently well aware of that reality, two priests from a Burlingame church were on hand at the Millbrae BART station this morning dispensing “ashes to go” to commuters for the first day of Lent. Pretty clever, we think.

Wait, they’re not asking believers to give up BART, are they? no. can. do.

h/t First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame

Couple who met on BART celebrate 15 years of marriage

Anna and Dentrick McNorton met on BART 19 years ago and got married a few years later, proving that budding romance, alongside measles and rage over bike-related rule breaks, can also incubate on those trains.

Their story reminds us of friends of Muni Diaries Nick and Lisa, who also had a chance encounter on BART. They even incorporated BART blue into the wedding design!

Congratulations, you crazy kids.

BART issues measles warning; commuters respond


If many of us weren’t already squeamish about invisible nastiness lurking on BART, things got a whole lot worse this week. Yesterday, BART officials announced that a Contra Costa County resident with measles commuted between the East Bay and San Francisco on Feb. 4 through 6, potentially exposing countless riders to the virus.


According to BART, the person traveled between the Lafayette and Montgomery Street Stations during the morning and evening commutes from 6 to 8 a.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and spent time at San Francisco’s E & O Kitchen and Bar on the evening of Feb. 4. The San Francisco Chronicle has since identified the rider as an employee of LinkedIn. This is not the kind of networking we envisioned!

Grab yourself a seat on the BART dining car


File this one under #zerofucks. There’s been a recent uptick in people spotted eating full meals on BART. The meals are all of a similar variety. First, above, the most important meal of the day:

So important to have a healthy breakfast! –@cuteinsf

Ah, ambiance!

Next we turn to BART rider snazzz, who recently saw not one but two (TWO!) people nomming down their diet dinners:


Dude getting down and dirty on his lean cuisine on the train –@snazzz


This chick also leaning on her cuisine on the train –@snazzz

What’s that thing they say? Three times makes a meme or something?

Previously on Muni Diaries
Muni Dining Car, Now With Free Coffee Refills
Idea: Muni LRV Subway Dining Car