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subway not subpar

By enelson
Friday, May 12th, 2006 at 12:19 pm in BART.

BART recently released its third-quarter report for fiscal year 2006, which showed the subway system is continuing to come out of the ridership doldrums the first three months of 2006, and, despite March’s fire, bomb scare and computer boo-boos, manged to eke out an improvement in on-time performance. Go figure.
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The great thing about reports is that you can always find a dark cloud: Customer complaints were up 15 percent over the same quarter last year, but 7 pecent below what they were in the fall quarter of 2005. People didn’t complain as much about BART workers, but they kvetched more about things like the automated farecard system and parking.

Speaking of parking, there were three reports of gas siphoning at BART stations a week or so ago. I didn’t see it as a rash, as some local broadcast outlets did, but if you notice your tank getting low all of a sudden for no apparent reason, I’d like to hear about it.

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One Response to “subway not subpar”

  1. chuck henry Says:

    What a WONDERFUL thought: have a rail system that circles our wonderfull bay area. Incl; SF, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda & Contra Counties + poss ( now that the – more than enormous – growth is upon us & has been for some years ) Marin, Napa, Mendicino, Solano, Sonoma, Santa Cruz, Yolo & Sacramento Counties…
    (( if I missed your area – ‘sorry about that’ ))
    Think of all the gas & the related fumes, toxins, etc. that would NOT plague us…
    What comes to mind is: New York, Washington DC, Chicago, London, Moscow, Japan & now EVEN Los Angeles…
    Are we not MUCH better than these locations…
    Even with some of it’s short comings – BART is rated one of the best transit systems in the world – – Consider what we would be with an expansion!
    ” Can’t we all talk (and build) ”
    … ( sorta paraphrasing, the constanting being beaten upon – wrong place at the wrong time – Rodney King in the Watts area back some 40 years ago – who said: “Can we get along here? Can we all get along? )…..

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