What’s going on in the transit world? Here’s this week’s news from some of our favorite sites:
- New proposal unveiled for pedestrian-friendly changes to L-Taraval (Hoodline)
- SFist extrapolates what Facebook, Google, and Apple employees think of tech shuttle hubs (SFist)
- Will public transit apps create customers or citizens? (Slate)
- BART Considers New Approach To Escalator Etiquette For Speedier Exit (CBS Local)
This photo of colorful Fast Passes is from @richardtamayo.
Used to be we were okay with BART escalators being covered in pee and poo. Then, funny thing happened: We found out that that was the case. BART found out we found out, and decided to do something about it. Sort of.
What has ensued is what feels like centuries (literally!) of broken BART escalators all over the Bay Area.
BART rider and friend of Muni Diaries @TheRealWBTC noticed recently that at least one out-of-service escalator at Powell Street Station has, um, started to fill up with a different kind of waste (above, from below, and above from below).
My question for BART: What exactly is going on here?
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”