BART’s Recent System Failure Should Serve as Dire Warning
On Monday at 7:32 p.m. the trains just stopped running. A system-wide BART shutdown stranded thousands trying to get home from a day at the office or a night out at the ballpark. Others were stuck trying to get into work for an overnight shift. What may have seemed like an inconvenience to many was really a monumental failure by a transit system that serves as an essential part of our region’s economy.
Let’s hope this shutdown serves as a dire warning to elected officials and transit agency leadership that the potential for significant failures in our region’s public transit systems is very real – and potentially very costly. Read More