Bay Area Rapid Transit’s fleet of the future pulled up to Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco on Wednesday, the first in a series of events intending to give riders a closer look at the new cars.
BART removed three of four cars from an out-of-service train that derailed in Concord during the Friday evening commute, prompting buses and a shuttle train to stand in for normal train service between four stations on the Pittsburg/Bay Point line.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors awarded a contract Thursday to build the next fleet of BART cars to a Canadian firm amid controversy over how much of the new cars would be made in the USA.
It takes mechanics operating 24 hours a day to keep the current fleet of BART cars on the rails, but transit officials say it’s getting more difficult by the day to keep the fleet operating.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit District is gearing up to buy new train cars that would have easier-to-clean seats and digital information displays.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KCBS)_ President Obama has proposed pumping $50 billion into rebuilding roads, railways and runways, but those in transportation wonder if that’s going to be enough.