BART sets record in February for monthly weekday ridership

Busiest weekday was in 2012 for Giants World Series championship victory parade

BART set a record last month for average monthly weekday ridership.

BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said the average for last month was 446,650, compared with a record of 446,008 set in October 2015.

During the last year, the number of BART riders has grown 3%, down from 6% growth in previous years because trains can hold only so many people.

The busiest weekday for BART was in 2012 when San Francisco held a victory parade for the World Series champion Giants, Trost said. The second

busiest day was when Oakland held a victory parade for the NBA champion Warriors.

Three of the top 10 busiest days, including the third busiest day, were when San Francisco was hosting Super Bowl City.

BART's performance during Super Bowl Week, especially its on-time performance, was good, according to BART officials. On-time performance was better than 90% despite the pressure to move so many people.

Also, few medical or equipment problems occurred, which could have caused delays, Trost said.

Keith Burbank, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by wondering
a resident of Stoneridge
on Mar 3, 2016 at 9:47 am

Does anyone know what they are building next to the Pleasanton side of the Wset Dublin Pleasanton BART Station? Is this more BART parking????????????

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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Mar 3, 2016 at 6:13 pm

Don't be wishing for more BART parking, it's not going to happen!! That lot belongs to Workday now , part of their big expansion!! Sorry BART riders the last thing on managements mind is to provide us with more parking, longer trains, or more frequent trains, their plan is to just keep raising fares and parking fees till the voters change things!

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Posted by justwondering
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 5, 2016 at 10:45 pm

Bart reminds me of United airlines. Packed but yet not making money--have to wonder if its a problem with their cost structure/expenses!

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