What are Your Priorities for BART in San Francisco?
With the news that BART Director Dorothy Dugger will most likely be stepping down (getting pushed out) in the coming days, it seems like a great opportunity to talk about what San Francisco residents think priorities should be for BART in the future.
I commute to and from work everyday on BART and am generally very pleased with its performance during rush hours. The vast majority of the time the trains are on schedule and get me from A to B very quickly. My main issue is the cleanliness or the lack thereof and what seems to be an incredibly out-dated fleet of trains. The seats look like people have been sitting and spilling on them since the 80s and the on-train speaker system and signage is awful. It is usually impossible to hear anything the conductor says and their is no signage to indicate what stop is next. This is not just a functionality issue but a major potential public safety issue in the event of an emergency!
So my priorities for BART are:
- An upgrade to the fleet of BART's incredibly outdated trains
- A vast improvement in audio and visual communications capability on-board trains
- Better signage on-board the train and on BART platforms.
What are your priorities for BART in San Francisco!? Let's make sure the BART Board listens to the people it actually serves as they fight their internal political battles.