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BART debuts new stations in San Jose, Milpitas

Original post made on Jun 15, 2020

More than a dozen elected officials in the South Bay participated in the maiden voyage Friday between BART's two new stations in Milpitas and northern San Jose's Berryessa neighborhood.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, June 14, 2020, 4:40 PM

Comments (6)

Posted by Arnon
a resident of another community
on Jun 15, 2020 at 7:25 am

When our daughter admitted to Cal we were waiting for Bart to extend and make the whole trip, from San Jose downtown to Berkeley. This was 8 years ago, she has graduated already. And even though this new Bart extension to Berryessa is a great step forward, yet from our home in west San Jose to Berkeley it is 2:37 hours (!) by public transportation (compared to 53 minutes, 50 miles, by car). The new Bart takes 1:10 hours from its Berryessa station to Ashby, Berkeley. No traffic for Bart, to remind you. In fact, it takes Bart 11 minutes just to get from Berryessa to Warm Springs, which is less than 9 miles away, with one stop. Is this what we call public transportation in 2020? The public deserves better than that.

Posted by a resident
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jun 15, 2020 at 8:13 am

BART instead of wasting money on things like high gates, should be lowering fare to something like $1- $3 anywhere, Ridership will explode and mass transit will be for the masses, people will really reduce carbon footprint (instead of taking EV credits and car pool lane driving). It costs more than $10 from fremont to the city. If a family wants to go the car is way cheaper. In this age of self driving cars BART on its restricted track still uses drivers, and cant even provide proper restrooms. BART needs a rethink, it is not living up to even a fraction of its potential.

Posted by A resident
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 15, 2020 at 10:53 am

Instead of wasting so much money on gates etc, BART should focus to make it cheaper from $1 to max $5 each trip and make it safer. This way more people would be able to travel so volume will go up. I have seen in Singapore and China have the best public transportation system that is so cheap, efficient, and safe that it discourages people to drive even. Here we spend billions of dollars to get even not an affordable transportation system that leaves so many people to the option of driving by cars.

Posted by clean comfort
a resident of Hart Middle School
on Jun 15, 2020 at 11:53 am

Bart can be kinda yucky. There were times when I felt like i should burn my clothes after having ridden it.
Someones view of China's system-
Web Link

Posted by Barftrain
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 15, 2020 at 8:50 pm

Wow! The Dimocrats won’t open up Alameda County businesses, but they will open a Covid spreading, enclosed Bart train...guess they learned nothing from NewYork, or it was all inflated numbers to sack an economy...

Posted by Sorry Livermore
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 16, 2020 at 11:55 am

Sorry Livermore -

You pay taxes for decades and no BART - just drive through traffic from the Central Valley.....

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