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BART seeks new life for its old train cars

Original post made on Jan 27, 2021

After nearly 50 years, BART is retiring all of its legacy train cars and is now seeking ideas from the public to find new use for an undetermined number of them.

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Posted by PleasRes
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 27, 2021 at 7:19 pm

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Re the uses for old BART cars, I suggest finding a way to create housing for the homeless. I have seen shipping containers used to create housing. Why not the old BART cars?

Posted by Carl Britto
a resident of Del Prado
on Jan 31, 2021 at 5:00 pm

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I agree with others that have suggested using them for housing---in Oakland during the depression there existed a Pipe City where homeless could stay in an organized setting with rules and appropriate behavior managed by a straw boss. That could happen today--maybe central restrooms and use cars for sleeping.

Posted by Mica
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Feb 3, 2021 at 8:33 am

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Housing for homeless priority for San Francisco and Oakland.

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