BART board takes another look at Oakland Airport connector Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Jul 23, 2010 at 11:15 am
BART directors Thursday approved spending more of the transit agency's own money to finance the Oakland Airport Connector project after federal stimulus funds were taken away earlier this year following a civil rights complaint.
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Posted by Ajay, a resident of the Kottinger Ranch neighborhood, on Jul 23, 2010 at 11:15 am
Oakland airport is not very busy these days. There is not too much traffic on the road going to the airport. It costs a lot to build BART
tracks. It may be a better to have more frequent shuttles between the airport and BART. I know there is a shuttle at the moment but it can be improved and subsidized to encourage more passengers to take BART.
Further there should be arrangements at BART stations to be able to park your car for more then a few days.
Posted by jp, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm
I've taken the shuttle "known as AirBART" twice in the past month and found it to be just as convenient (or more) as waiting for a typical BART train. In fact both times the shuttle was waiting at the airport when I came out from baggage claim and it was just a short ride to the station. There were only a few people on it each time. I'm not sure if the rail version would be successful enough to justify the costs but as long as they aren't using tax money then I don't really care. Air Bart only costs $3 now. If they charge too much for the actual train the a cab becomes an attractive option for the short ride especially if you have a few people in your traveling party.