Progress from the SF County Transportation Authority:
"On Friday, we announced a broad late-night bus service increase by all of our major bus operators, including Muni, AC Transit, Golden Gate Transit and SamTrans. This next step keeps our forward momentum going. Of course, the holy grail of late night transportation is 24-hour BART service. We will get there once we build a much-needed second transbay tube.
This second tube will allow BART to run 24 hours, in addition to helping us create a true regional rail network by connecting Caltrain to the Capitol Corridor and ultimately getting high speed rail over to the East Bay. Yet, for now, we are making progress one step at a time. We will continue to transform our transportation systems to reflect the reality of our residents."
San Francisco and the Bay Area run 24 hours a day. We are not a 9-to-5 community. We have a robust nighttime economy — in San Francisco, contributing more than …
Hi neighbors, I'm Nick. I'm running for BART Board District 8 (Sunset, Richmond, Marina, North Beach, Telegraph Hill). I support more late night trains running from SF to Oakland. Given that the BART does not run after 12:15am, workers on second shifts do not have the same transit access as daytime workers. We should also support riders who travel to SF and Oakland for late night entertainment, especially on weekends. This keeps our roads safe and helps support the restaurants, bars, and clubs that make our cities so culturally vibrant.
You can share ideas with me on Neighborland here - neighborland.com/getsfmoving. Let's get the Bay Area moving!
Are you happy with public transportation in San Francisco?I'm not.We've been represented by the same BART Board Director for 24 years. In the past twelve days, there have been more than 40 elevator breakdowns at BART. We need new ideas and fresh energy on the BART Board. I'm running for BART Board to build in San Francisco, the world-class...
Given that BART was able to run 24 hrs while Caltrans opened up the new west span of the Bay Bridge in September, that means it is technically possible. It seems like running it on Friday and Saturday nights makes sense.
On their Labor Day Weekend Bay Bridge Closure page, BART explains why they don't offer 24-hour service:
This won't help speed up the process of 24 hour BART, but folks who care about safe reliable Oakland transportation might be interested in helping to fund this project: www.gofundme.com/krysfree -- on demand carpooling could become a reliable form of transport for not much more than the cost of BART. And still remain effective during strikes.
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I'd like to know the current numbers for riders on the bart between 4AM and 6AM on Saturday and Sunday.
Once they have a baseline, if they do a month trial where they extend bart service until 2:30AM on Fridays and Saturdays, we'd have reliable metrics for which should be supported.
My belief is that ridership and overall cashflow would greatly increase if the time window that BART is closed on Fridays and Saturdays was shifted ahead 2 hours.
"Right now there's a gap of about four hours between when the last trains of the day leave, usually around midnight, and when the first trains of the day start up, around 4 a.m. on weekdays.
That short window of time without service is used for essential nightly track maintenance. Unlike some public transit systems with multiple sets of tracks on the same routes, BART doesn't have the duplication that would allow us to run trains on one set while performing maintenance on another. Third-rail power has to be shut down for maintenance crews to be able to operate safely and do the work that keeps the system safe and reliable. And the trains can’t run when the power is down."
We need to be concerned about our hearing. BART is negligent, and I wonder how many rider-patrons have suffered hearing impairment or loss? Please consider this petition, in addition to your 24 Hour BART wishes... neighborland.com/ideas/oak-bar...
"Can you hear me?!" BART should provide ear plugs to patron riders of all ages, in order to prevent untimely hearing loss. Unreasonably loud BART train cars inevitably cause patron hearing loss, as they scrape along bent tracks. Patrons are currently paying a minimum of $1.75 USD per one-way trip. BART fare should include one (1) pair of ear...
related (particularly in light of the last comment from @mark): neighborland.com/ideas/sf-bart...
What would it take to convince BART to run more often and later on the weekends?