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Old May 23rd, 2013, 08:44 AM   #341
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Thanks, G! It's pretty easy to compare the differences in image quality between three cameras... the latest one (in 16:9 resolution) really makes a huge difference in my photography.

With that, let's continue with even more transit pics... various transit vehicles from around Sonoma County, including Healdsburg Transit, Santa Rosa CityBus, and Sonoma County Transit. From my Photobucket collection.



















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Old May 24th, 2013, 12:35 AM   #342
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For today: more AC Transit buses, including interiors and bus stops. From my Flickr collection.

Part A: City of Alameda

Part B: Downtown Oakland
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Old May 24th, 2013, 12:46 AM   #343
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Bonus showcase: Golden Gate Transit buses. From my Flickr collection.

Part A: San Rafael Transit Center

Part B: Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza
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Old May 24th, 2013, 09:41 AM   #344
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For today, a unique treat: three ferry boats with the Bay Bridge in the background. From my Flickr collection. Two of them are from Hornblower Cruises, the other from San Francisco Bay Ferry. The Bay Bridge is the busiest of the seven San Francisco Bay Area bridges crossing over San Francisco Bay, and it carries Interstate 80 between San Francisco and Oakland. Hornblower Cruises is a ferry charter company that specializes in water tours and events; San Francisco Bay Ferry, on the other hand, operates ferries on behalf of the cities of Alameda, Oakland, South San Francisco, and Vallejo, with several catamaran boats.
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Old May 24th, 2013, 10:27 AM   #345
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Old May 25th, 2013, 01:42 AM   #346
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For today, various vehicles around Fisherman's Wharf. Includes ferries, buses, taxis, and pedicabs, from my Flickr collection.

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Old May 25th, 2013, 02:35 PM   #347
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I have a quenstion, is it me or isn't the "bart" made for tall people. The doors look really low! I like the kind of 60ties-70ties futuristic look of the trains though
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I have a quenstion, is it me or isn't the "bart" made for tall people. The doors look really low! I like the kind of 60ties-70ties futuristic look of the trains though
that's a really good question! In truth, I'll check the door height configuration/s and interior floor-to-ceiling height of a typical BART train when I get a chance. But yes, it was initially conceived in the 1950s when freeways started to compete with the region's transportation network, and it was planned to serve five counties in its original plan; however, San Mateo and Marin Counties dropped out, citing lack of tax base, leaving San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties having the original network (ironically, Daly City Station, located in San Mateo County, was built as an original terminus for the network that went through San Francisco). And by the way, the initial phase of the project (actual construction and build out) received no Federal funding at all; it was funded by the State and local governments that cashed in on the large-scale, regional project.

So, for a train that is of 60s-70s design, I must say that the train height may have already considered tall people boarding those trains; however, you're right that the door heights may seem to be a bit too low, given the time when those were built.
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Old May 25th, 2013, 09:55 PM   #349
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I have a quenstion, is it me or isn't the "bart" made for tall people. The doors look really low! I like the kind of 60ties-70ties futuristic look of the trains though
I'm over 6 feet tall, and have never had a problem getting through BART doors. The thought that they're too short never even crossed my mind. I've never heard that complaint from anyone else either...you'd probably have to be 7 feet tall to have trouble getting through them
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Video's gave ωe the impression like this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNH9pus1fDc

If I must compaire to a metro system I use the most:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV7i9Pxv3BE

I think it looks like the doors of BART are lower because of the shape of the hull Anyway for being their age, the look pretty good. Have they been updated? The orange trains in the second video I posted are from 1975, they don't even look as good as the BART
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Well, I can understand you. The doors look low, but they aren't.

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Old May 29th, 2013, 10:10 PM   #352
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I'm over 6 feet tall, and have never had a problem getting through BART doors. The thought that they're too short never even crossed my mind. I've never heard that complaint from anyone else either...you'd probably have to be 7 feet tall to have trouble getting through them
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Video's gave ωe the impression like this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNH9pus1fDc

If I must compaire to a metro system I use the most:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV7i9Pxv3BE

I think it looks like the doors of BART are lower because of the shape of the hull Anyway for being their age, the look pretty good. Have they been updated? The orange trains in the second video I posted are from 1975, they don't even look as good as the BART
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Well, I can understand you. The doors look low, but they aren't.

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Hehehe I personally have no complaints about door heights. What I personally have a problem about is the number of doors per side: right now, there are two per side, meaning people really have to wait for all the passengers to get out first, especially during rush hour, before hopping on board. Worse, trains could fill up so quickly, you never know how crowded a train is until you get to the train car you want to board in. I will also give you a little boarding hint I use that ensures that I get the train door/s I want each and every time: that will come soon.

For today, first of all, my apologies for not updating this wonderful thread of mine lately because I have taken a good long break from school and photography, as well as enjoying just a week off! So, today, I will be doing multiple sets of new pictures that I know you'll enjoy... from my Flickr collection.

Part 1: various transit vehicles at El Cerrito Del Norte BART Station. The importance of Del Norte BART to me is that this is my preferred transfer point between my bus between from Marin County and BART (as well as a major regional transfer point for buses heading to Solano, Napa, and central Contra Costa Counties to as far north as Calistoga, northeast as Fairfield, and east as Martinez).

On the picture below, the train on the left heads to Richmond, one more stop to the northwest; the train on the right heads to Millbrae Caltrain via Downtown Oakland and Downtown San Francisco.
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Part 2: various transit vehicles around Downtown Berkeley BART Station.

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Part 3: Golden Gate Transit buses at San Rafael Transit Center.
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Continuing with my transit trends... let me do a few mini-collections.

Part 1: BART trains and stations. From my Photobucket collection.

Lafayette Station:


Richmond Station: (Amtrak also operates to and from this station)












Walnut Creek Station:




Train interior:
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For today, I will do multiple parts showcases once again... from my Flickr collection.

Part 1: San Francisco Muni electric trolleybuses.
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Part 2: Golden Gate Transit buses. Includes both bus interiors and exteriors.

Bus exteriors:

Bus interiors:
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Part 3 of my mini collections: El Cerrito Plaza BART Station. Often called "Plaza" station because it is located next to El Cerrito Plaza, a large suburban outdoor shopping center (strip mall) close to San Pablo Avenue, this is one of two stations in El Cerrito, and it serves commuters from north Berkeley, Albany, and Kensington up in the Berkeley Hills. To me, this is a quieter station of the two El Cerrito BART stations because less AC Transit buses operate to and from this stop, with routes serving El Cerrito, northern Berkeley, Albany, and Richmond (via Carlson Blvd. to Hilltop Mall). It also serves UC Berkeley, albeit once daily in the early morning.

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For today, I will do a multi-part showcase, all from my Flickr collection.

Part 1: a single image... a panorama shot of El Cerrito Del Norte BART from the southbound (San Francisco/Fremont-bound) platform.
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Part 2: various transit vehicles around Downtown Berkeley and UC Berkeley.
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