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Old Posted Jul 26, 2019, 7:00 PM
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Two more BART stations are getting elevator attendants
By Filipa Ioannou Published 12:25 pm PDT, Thursday, July 25, 2019

Over the years, BART has tried a variety of strategies to keep people from behaving badly in station elevators (including one memorable poster campaign in which sad, anthropomorphized elevators dolefully declared, "I'm not a bathroom").

But the most successful seems to be a pilot program, launched at the Civic Center and Powell Street stations April 30, 2018, stationing attendants in the elevators. The results were so positive, the BART board voted to double the number of stations with elevator attendants at a Thursday meeting.

The program led to a drop in reports of elevators being "intentionally soiled" and improved elevator conditions for people who use wheelchairs, people with strollers and seniors, according to Assistant Superintendent of System Service David Coggshall . . . .

"All Downtown SF stations will have clean, drug free, and safe elevators," BART wrote on Twitter. "This is one of our most successful programs to date for improving the BART experience."
https://www.sfgate.com/travel/resour...-14135435.php#

Who woulda thought?

Now if some brilliant BART manager only comes up with the idea of having a couple of BART cops continuously patrolling downtown stations, including platforms, BART might once again be a safe and secure transit system. Who knows? They might even evict homeless people sprawled on the floors of stations nodding on heroin or just drunk.
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What would a seamless public transit system connecting the Bay Area look like? And how would it expand people’s access to housing and jobs?

https://www.seamlessbayarea.org/vision-map

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- To answer these questions, Seamless Bay Area developed a map of an improved, regionally integrated transit network - called the Seamless Bay Area Vision Map. This map represents what transportation could be like in the future if the Bay Area planned and operated transit as a unified network. It builds on numerous existing transportation plans and input from stakeholders from across the region, but is also highly aspirational.

Network Planning Principles:

• Create an interconnected frequent transit network, facilitating seamless transfers between buses, rail, and ferries

• Maximize connections between major transit corridors, especially rail

• Utilize existing infrastructure where possible

• Provide transit service for a range of new growth centers throughout the region

• Support coordination of transit service with land use

• Give people options and create flexibility in the network

• Ensure local and regional networks work together in harmony; for certain corridors, allow a combination of regional and local service

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Old Posted Aug 26, 2019, 5:28 AM
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BART Nabs $125M in Federal Funds to Speed Up San Jose Extension

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BART’s San Jose extension may arrive sooner than expected thanks to $125 million in fast-track funding awarded this week.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Wednesday that the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) would receive $125 million to speed up the second phase of the Silicon Valley extension.

The project is set to extend train service six miles from the Berryessa Transit Center, stopping at Alum Rock/28th Street Station, Downtown San Jose Station, Diridon Station, and ending at Santa Clara Station.
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