10 Reasons Bay Area Residents Are Bummed Out About Public Transit

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Recently, a team of curious people surveyed commuters across the nation to find out exactly how they feel about their own city's public transportation system. Not hard to believe, but nobody is 100 percent satisfied with their train trip to work -- anywhere.

Also not hard to believe, the Bay Area is probably the most bummed out by public transit, including Muni, BART, etc. where only 12 percent of commuters were "extremely happy" with their ride to wherever -- drunk or sober.

Setting aside the obvious pitfalls of public transit -- delays, strikes, crowds, unforgettable scents (and not the good kind) as well as the guy who prefers to hump his BART seat -- here are some less obvious reasons the Bay Area still hasn't warmed up to transit.


10. Too much public sex


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Sierrajeff
Sierrajeff

A major factor in our transit problems are the Balkanization of services - BART, Muni, SamTrans, AC Transit, GG Transit, etc.  If they were all under one umbrella (like other major metros - the Port Authoirty in NYC, the MBTA in Boston, etc.) then we'd get both improved efficiency (no overlapping service) and better, more coordinated service and transfers...

The simplest example: why does something as simple as transferring from BART to Muni Underground require going all the way up to exit BART at the main level, and then entering Muni and going back down (or vice versa)?

galser.marcos
galser.marcos

I hate to say it, but NYC kicks our transit system's ass. I don't know what they do there exactly, but it's fast, easy, safe, less public sex, and goes everywhere.

James_Thomas
James_Thomas

7. It's a daily reminder that you still can't afford a car

James_Thomas
James_Thomas

"7. It's a daily reminder that you still can't afford a car"

Silly suburban minded Erin cannot imagine that a successful person would not own a car. Your views on transit are insufferable.

Rob Blomberg
Rob Blomberg

Excellent infrastructure, horribly managed.

Paul Varga
Paul Varga

You forgot 'MUNI drivers love running red lights to attempt multiple homicide'.

Carolina Ciappa
Carolina Ciappa

What's up with the inappropriate videos on this article ? No need to have it, TWICE!

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