The New BART Cars Are On Display


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BART is running the oldest big-city fleet in the United States. The average age of a BART train car is more than 30 years old, and most have been carrying customers for more than four decades. The technology in these old cars is outdated, particularly in the areas of propulsion, communications and failure monitoring. To prevent breakdowns and delays caused but worn-out parts, new train cars will be phased into the existing fleet beginning in 2017.

BART’s goal is to order 1,000 new train cars, increasing the number of seats in the fleet by approximately 38% to alleviate crowding during peak periods.

BART will provide you an opportunity to check out the “Fleet of the Future” design. New train car builder Bombardier Transportation has built a life-sized model of the interior and exterior of approximately half of a train car for public viewing. BART would like you to walk through and tell them what you think.

The model will be on display at a number of locations throughout the Bay Area:

West Oakland Station
April 18, 2014 | 2:00 – 7:00pm

Fremont Station
April 21, 2014 | 2:00 – 7:00pm

Pittsburg/Bay Point Station
April 23, 2014 | 2:00 – 7:00pm

San Francisco – Civic Center Plaza
April 25, 2014 | 2:00 – 7:00pm

North Berkeley Station
April 29, 2014 | 2:00 – 7:00pm

Milpitas/San Jose – Great Mall
Main Transit Center
(Great Mall Parkway & S. Main Street)
May 2, 2014 | 2:00 – 7:00pm

Dublin/Pleasanton Station
May 5, 2014 | 2:00 – 7:00pm

Fruitvale Station
May 7, 2014 | 2:00 – 7:00pm

Concord Station
May 9, 2014 | 2:00 – 7:00pm

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About Kevin

Mayor - City of Oakley, Data Center Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit and Transplan
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