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BART Trivia

I found out that the reason BART has the non-standard gauge is because back when BART was first being conceived, Southern Pacific didn’t want BART competing with them for freight business, so they got BART to go with the 5 foot gauge instead of the standard 4’8″.

Also, the airports around here, particularly San Jose, don’t want people to take public transit ( light rail or BART) because they would lose the revenue they get from parking, which is a significant portion of their income. So if anyone wondered why both VTA and BART don’t go to SJC, that’s it. I got this straight from a from a former member of the SJ airport commission.

Ed Drury

Posted in political, sierraclub, transportation.

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