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.
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.