Transit News: Ongoing weekend tube delays, Muni violence, BART escalators, Muni youth passes

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  • Expect early-AM weekend Transbay Tube delays rest of year for quake safety work (
  • Man Slashed In Hand During Haight Street Muni Altercation (SF Appeal)
  • Man Accused Of Muni Skateboard Bashing Pleads Not Guilty (SF Appeal)
  • Cable Car Painter Leaves a Colorful Legacy (NBC Bay Area)
  • BART unveils vision for future transit to meet growing demand (
  • BART Addresses Broken Escalator Issue in This Man-on-the-Street Video (SF Weekly)
  • Youth passes or upkeep? Muni diving into debate (SF Examiner)

Transit News: Muni hiring shenanigans, Caltrain forecast, BART escalators, free AC Transit passes

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  • Despite budget deficit, Muni spends $1 million to hire more drivers (The Bay Citizen)
  • Caltrain moves from doom to boom, but forecast could get gloomy (San Jose Mercury News)
  • Central Subway tunnel construction to begin (SFGate)
  • BART Escalator Watch 2012: 10 Repaired, 19 To Go (SFist)
  • AC Transit to give out free passes on June 26 (SFGate)
  • Report: Modernizing Caltrain Could Generate 9,600 Jobs (SF Appeal)
  • Two Arrested For Setting Castro Muni Station Fires (SFist)

Transit News: BART bikes, BART’s next new station, BART seats, BART escalators, Central Subway

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  • Can BART’s Bike Plan Double Bike-to-Train Ridership in Ten Years? (Streetsblog SF)
  • BART’s next station named: Warm Springs/South Fremont (
  • Vinyl validated: Survey shows customers prefer new, easier-to-clean seats (
  • 28 BART escalators out of service (Matier & Ross)
  • $48.4 million in state funds awarded to Central Subway Project (Central Subway Blog)
  • Stockton and Ellis entrance at Powell Street Station to close for Central Subway work (

BART begins using crowdsourced escalator signs?

urban_advanture escalator broken sign muni diaries

Plugging into the wisdom of the crowd, we now have the answer to, “When will the station escalator finally be fixed?” Above is the latest prediction via @urban_adventure.

BART rider @27suns saw another likely conclusion:


Here’s the final word on when the escalator will be restored. Put it on your calendar, everyone. Submitted by Amy at Capp Street Crap.

Oh, San Francisco, you’re adorably funny when you’re cranky.

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About BART’s poop-covered escalators

Photo by Jeremy Brooks

On Wednesday, SFGate ran a story about human waste being the cause of so many broken escalators at downtown San Francisco’s BART stations. You might want to wait to eat breakfast until well after reading this story.

The most vomit-inducing passage:

All those biological excretions can gum up the wheels and gears of BART’s escalators, shutting them down for long periods of extended repairs, increasing station cleaning costs and creating an unpleasant aroma for morning commuters.

Read on, if your stomach will allow.

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