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Old March 11th, 2016, 08:17 AM   #1261
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Old March 11th, 2016, 05:00 PM   #1262
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Looks to me like the car got squeezed too tightly between the bus and the curb. I don't think the autonomous driving system is to blame (in fact, it looks like it was parked at the time).
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Old March 15th, 2016, 03:33 AM   #1263
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Old March 16th, 2016, 04:44 PM   #1264
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BART Silicon Valley Phase II extension advances
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USA: The Federal Transit Administration has approved Phase II of the BART Silicon Valley extension project for the project development phase of the New Starts funding programme. Project promoter Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is now to develop designs and identify funding for the $4·7bn project.

VTA can now start work on engineering design and an environmental review for the 10 km southern extension from the future Berryessa station to Santa Clara University, including an 8 km tunnel under San Jose. There would be four stations, including interchanges with Caltrain at San Jose Diridon Station and Santa Clara University

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Old March 17th, 2016, 04:40 AM   #1265
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Subway seat hogs could face $500 fine in controversial San Francisco proposal

The proposal for Bay Area Rapid Transit would penalize riders who occupy multiple seats and comes as urban transit network grapples with growth


Bart shuttles more than 420,000 customers every weekday.
Wednesday 9 March 2016 16.58 EST Last modified on Wednesday 9 March 2016 18.09 EST

Public transit riders in the San Francisco Bay Area could soon face tickets and hefty fines for hogging multiple seats – a sign of extreme overcrowding in the metropolitan area’s trains and the latest effort by a US transportation system to combat passengers’ rude behaviors, including so-called manspreading.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) agency – which shuttles more than 420,000 customers per weekday in San Francisco and surrounding California cities and suburbs – is considering a new rule that would formally ban riders from spreading into multiple train seats, with an offense punishable by a fine of up to $500.
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It should be 1000$. There have been a lot of times when I find myself looking for seats when theres a loud gangsta wannabe/ suspicious looking people occupying two seats either by sitting in an awkward manner or just putting trash bags filled with God knows what on the adjacent seat. And these people are troublesome to approach due to their hostile deamanor.
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Old March 17th, 2016, 06:48 PM   #1266
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Old March 17th, 2016, 08:23 PM   #1267
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Is there a chance BART takes over ACE services?
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Old March 20th, 2016, 05:36 AM   #1268
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Is there still any interest by BART in extending down the peninsula to Santa Clara or do they just accept that San Mateo County will never agree?
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Old March 27th, 2016, 04:12 PM   #1269
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Has BART's cutting-edge 1972 technology design come back to haunt it?
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In 1972, President Richard Nixon sat in a brand-new BART car and took a quick trip from San Leandro to Lake Merritt. He commented on how the train reminded him of NASA.

He wasn't far off. The consultants who designed the gleaming new rapid transit system did, in fact, use principles developed for the aerospace industry rather than tried-and-true rail standards.

Cars were lighter, more aerodynamic and controlled almost entirely by an automated computer system. As Fortune magazine put it, the move was like going straight from a DC-3 to the 747 aircraft.

But did BART's ingenuity decades ago doom it for shutdowns such as the ones that have crippled the system in recent weeks? Or is the agency's problem typical of a 44-year-old system with infrastructure nearing or exceeding its life expectancy?

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Old April 1st, 2016, 05:09 PM   #1270
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Onboard displays in new BART cars





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Old April 1st, 2016, 05:11 PM   #1271
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The Berryessa station parking garage on BART's Silicon Valley extension has topped out

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HAYWARD, Calif. (KTVU) - The first new BART car, which is part of the "fleet of the future," has arrived in the Bay Area.

The train car is 70 feet long, 10 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 65,500 pounds.

BART officials said the face of the new car has a more modern feel than their current aging cars but still manages to keep the transit agency's iconic look. The new cars have improvements including extra space under the seats, air conditioning and a real time map.

There will be a total of 775 cars coming to the Bay Area. They're being built by the Bombardier Transit Corporation at a facility in Plattsburgh, New York.

The cars will arrive in the Bay Area in stages from 2016 to 2021. A total of 10 test cars will arrive in the Bay Area this year, with 54 arriving next year.

The target date for putting the first 10 cars into service is this December if testing goes well and no major re-engineering is required.

BART officials originally had hoped to put the first 10 cars into service last year.

BART plans to begin retiring its aging cars when it's appropriate, paying close attention to ridership needs and safety.
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Old April 9th, 2016, 09:12 PM   #1275
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I feel this thread is appropriate for SMART since this is in the Bay Area and is public transport. I've been posting it was here for years. But from now on I will post SMART updates in both threads.
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Old April 10th, 2016, 11:21 AM   #1276
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I feel this thread is appropriate for SMART since this is in the Bay Area and is public transport. I've been posting it was here for years. But from now on I will post SMART updates in both threads.
SMART is a commuter rail line so I would post it in the Northern California Commuter rail. You could post the E-Bart in this thread , im not sure what to classify that project.
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SMART is a commuter rail line so I would post it in the Northern California Commuter rail. You could post the E-Bart in this thread , im not sure what to classify that project.
It fits both. There aren't any commuter rail lines in Northern California that aren't part of the Bay Area. So it doesn't really make sense for there to be a separate thread for them. There's only three (Caltrain, ACE, and SMART), after all, so it is not as though there's that much news that it clogs up the thread.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 02:55 AM   #1278
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It fits both. There aren't any commuter rail lines in Northern California that aren't part of the Bay Area. So it doesn't really make sense for there to be a separate thread for them. There's only three (Caltrain, ACE, and SMART), after all, so it is not as though there's that much news that it clogs up the thread.
I put the 2 Amtrak lines in Northern Cali since they are considered Commuter rail by the APTA.. Just like the Sprinter in Southern Cali is considered Commuter rail..
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Old April 11th, 2016, 03:29 AM   #1279
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Perhaps. But not only could Capital Corridor be considered Bay Area (San Jose to Oakland), but so too could the section of the San Juaquin that runs from Oakland to Stockton.

Besides, just because something has properties that put it in category A doesn't mean that it lacks the properties to be in category B.

When something happens on Caltrain, it is something that happens in the Bay Area, and involves public transit. Er go, it has the properties necessary for inclusion in this thread.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 03:56 PM   #1280
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^ Exactly. I live in the Bay Area, and these are public transport items. I will happily post in the Northern Cali commuter rail thread but I'm going to also post it here. I feel very strongly that this is appropriate. The thread tag even says "smart".
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