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January 14, 2009

BART to the Airport? Be Wary of Possible Changes

Filed under: BART,OAK,SFO — Chris @ 7:49 pm

With a $92 million deficit, BART is starting to look at service cuts to save money—many of which could affect frequent travelers who use BART to get to/from SFO or OAK. Today’s SF Chronicle reports that the agency could quickly move forward with plans to reduce service at many stations on nights and weekends, running trains every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.  Also on the table: charging to park at stations on weekends (now free) as well as a $1 increase to existing parking rates. BART is also talking about starting service an hour later in the morning and ending it an hour earlier at nightnot good for BAT readers taking early morning flights back east, or arriving back late at night. Stay tuned.

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1 Comment »

  1. Chris, great site!

    Not sure if this has to do with the deficit or if its the norm during the holidays, but I was surprised to see that the first BART train to OAK from my stop in SF (Civic Center) on Christmas morning was around 8:15 a.m. Not great considering my flight departed at 7:30 that morning. If these other changes occur it’ll definitely negatively impact travel plans in the future, especially for those of us that don’t own cars in SF, and would plan to take be green and save some green by taking BART, rather than drop $60 on a cab.

    Keep the info coming 🙂

    Comment by Titus — January 17, 2009 @ 12:00 am | Reply


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