Weekend bridge closures in the last few years gave us a chance to experience BART the way we'd long envisioned it: as a 24-hour party line.
The 24-hour party line.
Ideally, all-night BART would essentially become an extension of San Francisco nightlife, we thought. People would take BART to after-parties and booty calls, passengers would fraternize and fall in love through the Transbay Tube.
Sadly, the idea of a 24-hour BART wasn't exactly what he had expected: It suffered from lackluster ridership and shoddy revenue, not to mention those all-nighters left the system with a hangover. Still, the experiment reinvigorated an old debate about transit scheduling, and who it should serve.More »