A better way to transfer between Muni and BART
See? We eliminate two flights of stairs and save up to 5 minutes or so.
So whatâ€™s the rub, why didnâ€™t they build the station like this in the first place?
It seems there simply isnâ€™t enough room to have all the extra faregates and ticket machines weâ€™d need on the station platforms. Or at least, it USED to be that way.
But now that we have Clipper, couldnâ€™t we make do with less? All youâ€™d have to do is exit Muni and tag on to Bart. Or in the other direction, tag off Bart and on to Muni.
Muni trains already have Clipper machines inside the train, and itâ€™s a proof-of-payment system, so gates arenâ€™t really needed. Bart could just have a couple faregates at the platform level. It wouldnâ€™t have to take up too much space.
Wethinks this should be on a list of shovel-ready, high-priority stimulus jobs. You listening, Mr. Prez?
Above ossum grafik by Mr Eric Sir.