BART

12 Sep 2017

The Rise of San Francisco’s ‘Extreme Commuters’

Thanks to hypergentrification and mass displacement, we can now add  ‘extreme commuting’ to the essential lexicon of Bay Area inequality.  And we need to start using it in sentences more often. Because ‘extreme commuting’ helps to define a broken city, where high-paid workers and their wealthy bosses occupy the former homes of displaced SF workers and commute to Silicon Valley via gratis luxury buses that pick them up within blocks of their front door

Julie Levak-Madding 37
15 May 2017

These People are Just Awful at Mass Transit

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column for the SF Examiner. She was standing on the BART turnstile at the Civic Center station with an American flag scarf tied around her waist, yelling “Fuck Obama” and laughing from a mouth only half-full of teeth. All I could think was,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
07 Apr 2016

The Worst Passive Aggressive Moves on BART

As someone who lives in Oakland and works in San Francisco, I deeply understand the psychic and sensory warfare involved with commuter life. BART can mentally break you if you give it an inch, thus it’s best to approach the whole fiasco with a little piss and vinegar in your

Kit Friday -Mild in the Streets 9
26 Jan 2016

What Not to Do on BART

To avoid being hated on public transit, avoid doing these 12 things

Lavinia Ludlow 0
23 Oct 2014

When No News is Bad News: Remembering the SF Bay Guardian

January 28, 2012 — The night protesters clashed with police in downtown Oakland, the college kids on my train home from San Francisco were counting on their fingers how many of their friends had been arrested. At the time it went over my head. Then Monday morning I turned up

Royce Kurmelovs - The Australia Desk 0
08 Oct 2013

East Bay Grease: A Late Night BART Backup Plan

If you live in the East Bay, sometimes you can run into a bit of a problem when enjoying a late night in San Francisco. BART, the non-car solution to that big thing of water that’s in your way, stops operating at a certain point in the night. But good(-ish)

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0