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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -