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Why do so many people turn around at the end of the BART line?

When I get off BART at the Dublin/Pleasanton station, I often see quite a few people (as many as ten) getting off my train, walking across the platform, and boarding the train that goes the other direction. Dublin/Pleasanton is the end of the line, and there is only one line that goes there. What are these people doing? [more inside]
posted by aws17576 on Jun 11, 2014 - 10 answers

Why is Blue Foam on the Ceiling?

Does anyone know the purpose of the light blue foam sprayed on the exposed ceiling beams at the Powell subway station in San Francisco? Is it acoustic? Rust prevention? Fire retardant? Decoration? Something else?
posted by Jeff Howard on Oct 10, 2013 - 7 answers

Pug Portability Problem

Any advice for making a 32-pound pug (He's big-boned) portable? Backpack or wheely cart? He has a really big frame for a pug, which is most of why he's so heavy.. Even so, he's on a diet, which should take off five pounds or so, and I think he'd enjoy hiking, at least a little bit, if we could get him on and off public transportation to get us from the city to the woods, but BART wants him in some kind of carrier and he's kind of enormous. [more inside]
posted by onanon on May 24, 2013 - 14 answers

Why does BART not allow bikes in the first car?

Why does BART not allow bikes in the first car? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Oct 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Shirt and Shoes, But No Service.

Has anyone else completely lost Sprint reception on BART these past couple of days? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Feb 23, 2012 - 3 answers

How to get to SFO on time?

How can I get to SFO on time (possibly) using public transit? [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Jan 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Pimp My Bike Commute

Is the San Francisco Embarcadero Bike Station too good to be true? I'm considering using it for my commute from BART out to the Presidio. There are 96 spaces available. Is it overcrowded? Will I be stuck when I have to park my bike there on Tuesday afternoons at 5pm? Will my beautiful Felt Z95 get carted off by evil-doers?
posted by duckus on Jan 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Oakland to SFO at 7AM

I live in downtown Oakland, near 12th St. BART, and I have a flight at SFO at 7AM. I imagine this means I'd need to get to the airport around 6:20. I'd prefer to take BART to SFO but it is not running that early (is it?). What options do I have to get there?
posted by ejfox on Dec 12, 2011 - 25 answers

Underground cell phone coverage on BART in SF

Do T-Mobile cell phones get decent reception underground on BART south of Civic Center station these days? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Oct 26, 2011 - 4 answers

BART-Bike Commuting During Normal Business Hours?

Bay Area Bike Commuting Filter: So I recently got a bike and was all excited about biking part of my daily commute (to and from my home and work BART stations), but then I discovered that the bikes on BART rules are such that non-folding bikes pretty much aren't allowed on the train during normal commute hours--"those trains shown in highlighted areas" cover nearly the entire range of the morning commute for anyone who has to be at work between 8:00-9:00am. I'm having a hard time accepting this because surely in a place with such a thriving bike culture there are people who work normal business hours and take their (non-folding) bikes onto BART. Are you one of these people? How do you swing it? I commute from Downtown Berkeley to San Bruno for a 9-5 job and can't seem to find a way to make it work.
posted by rhiannonstone on May 27, 2011 - 10 answers

Escaping from BART? (Or, oh crap, I have to go back to Oakland now?)

What happens if I don't have enough money on my farecard to get out of BART? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Feb 4, 2011 - 20 answers

Good neighborhood near BART?

Where to live in San Francisco that is close to BART? [more inside]
posted by bajema on Feb 1, 2011 - 28 answers

Can I punch a hole safely into my Caltrain Clipper Card?

BART/caltrain filter: Where would it be safe to punch a hole in my Clipper transit 'smart' card? [more inside]
posted by rampy on Dec 16, 2010 - 20 answers

BART for the potty trainers

Are BART restrooms available and/or how to transport my potty-training toddler by transit? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Nov 27, 2010 - 14 answers

Where can I find cute plastic toy monsters near a BART in the Bay Area?

I'm looking for a shop within a mile of an East Bay or SF BART station that has a wide variety of inexpensive cute plastic monster toys. [more inside]
posted by jenmakes on Sep 12, 2010 - 5 answers

East Bay fun!

Where should I go that's near a BART station not in SF? [more inside]
posted by radicarian on May 13, 2010 - 30 answers

San Francisco, Take Two

So we rescheduled our San Francisco trip and I've got a few more last-minute questions... [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Mar 3, 2010 - 19 answers

Leonids by BART?

Looking for advice on viewing the 2009 Leonid meteor shower for the vehicularly impaired. [more inside]
posted by quarterframer on Nov 16, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me get my PhD!

Need to find a decent, quietish coffeeshop in San Francisco, near BART. [more inside]
posted by number9dream on Nov 13, 2009 - 12 answers

Need advice on rush hour travel between OAK and downtown San Francisco

I need to get from Oakland airport to downtown San Francisco on a Thursday at around 4:30 PM as quickly as possible. BART or cab? [more inside]
posted by docpops on Nov 10, 2009 - 18 answers

Maybe not the Sleep Eazy Motel, though

I'm visiting San Francisco this weekend, but I don't want to stay overnight in the City. What's your favorite Bay Area cheap-ish hotel? BART accessibility a plus. [more inside]
posted by hwyengr on Sep 22, 2009 - 8 answers

San Francisco tips

I have a few questions about my trip to San Francisco this weekend. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on May 28, 2009 - 20 answers

What if a key BART station goes offline?

[Bay Area Transit Filter] -- How to get from Oakland to Walnut Creek without BART? [more inside]
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord on Mar 5, 2009 - 14 answers

chinese food stall at Berkeley BART?

Can anyone confirm or deny the current existence of that Chinese food stall that used to be parked outside the Downtown Berkeley BART station - it was green and red/pink at one point, earlier than that pink and red - which serves these amazing, incredible dumplings (pork, shrimp or chicken)? Is it still there?
posted by luriete on Feb 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Will I be able to reliably find parking at Fremont BART in the evenings?

Hello internet. Is it hard to park my car at or near the Fremont BART stop on weekday evenings? [more inside]
posted by I like to eat meat on Dec 6, 2007 - 6 answers

Maybe it's my magnetic personality.

My BART card keeps getting demagnetized. Is there anything I can do to make it last longer? [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on Feb 13, 2007 - 22 answers

Travelers subway fare swap

Looking for suggestions on how to organize and promote an exchange of unused subway fare cards for travelers from Ann Arbor to DC, NYC, SF. Leaning towards a design that minimizes writing code. I'm heading out to DC Sunday and had to dig around to find the remnants of the last fare - that should have been easy and an opportunity to socialize with the last person who came back with a partly full Metrocard.
posted by edwardvielmetti on Dec 9, 2006 - 4 answers

Safe walking in SF at midnight?

Is it safe to walk from Great American Music Hall (SF) to BART after a show? [more inside]
posted by cccorlew on Jun 10, 2006 - 15 answers

Row your boat

Why are there no water taxis across the San Francisco Bay? Can I kayak to work? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Jun 6, 2006 - 22 answers

Close the BART car doors, HAL.

Has BART ever operated regularly without drivers? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Sep 29, 2005 - 5 answers

Self-directed hipster literati tourist in San Francisco?

What do I send my cool, intellectual, movie buff, record hound house guest to do in SF while I'm at work? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Apr 5, 2005 - 23 answers

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