#ThatTechGirl’s Bart Strike Survival Guide in Silicon Valley
All of my friends and followers know I absolutely LOVE BART and I am deeply sadden that they couldn’t avoid a strike. I have appeared on air supporting BART riders with the Chairman of the board, I actually have an instagram game where bay area riders can spot me and be featured on my account. This is a sad day for #ThatTechGirl and Bart. I have gathered a few things together and here ya go!
Below you will find a basic survival guide for life in Silicon Valley until they come to their senses.
- FIRST CALL TO ACTION: Follow @SFBART on Twitter and set them to direct message you and alert you with updates.
- Transit officials are urging anyone who can to telecommute, ride a bike, or shift work schedules to of communte
- BART is offering limited free shuttle servicefrom the El Cerrito del Norte, Walnut Creek, Dublin/Pleasanton and Fremont stations to San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal from 5 to 9 a.m., and back from 3 to 7 p.m. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and only about 2,000 to 4,000 people would be able to make it on each day, according to BART’s strike information page
- Take advantage of free parking at any BART station or Park & Ride lot for carpooling purposes. map of casual carpool pickup locations.
- AC Transit: Bus Service Between East Bay And San Francisco
- Golden Gate Transit:Accessing San Francisco from the East Bay via Marin County.The Golden Gate Bridge District has said that North Bay ferries are already operating at capacity, and that they should not be used as a BART alternative for people traveling from the East Bay to San Francisco and vice versa. Instead, officials urge anyone taking transportation through Marin county to consider bus service due to already heavy traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge. For more information on bus routes, visitthe Golden Gate Transit information page regarding the strike.
- Caltrain and SamTrans: Peninsula Alternatives To BART
- Officials are warning riders to expect delays on Caltrain due to a jump in ridership and say equipment and personnel constraints will likely prevent much in the way of additional service. SamTrans plans to offer temporary shuttle service in several locations around regular BART stops.
- SF Muni: San Francisco bus and light rail service
- The Municipal Transit Agency is referring riders to 511.org for complete information, but has indicated that routes along the BART corridor will be prioritized during a stoppage, including the 14 Mission, 49 Van Ness, J-Church and N-Judah lines. The system will also deploy fare inspectors to help regular BART commuters find their way via Muni.
- San Francisco Bay Ferry: San Francisco Bay Ferries are expected to add additional boats, potentially doubling capacity, servicing Oakland, San Francisco, Alameda, Alameda Harbor Bay and Vallejo. More information is available on the system’s website. The City of Alameda says service will be offered directly from Alameda to San Francisco, without stopping in Oakland. Main Street departures will take place every 45 minuets, while Harbor Bay boats will leave every 30 minutes.
- The Santa Clara Valley Transportation authority has not released a contingency plan on their website
- County Connection & WestCAT: CoCo County Alternatives. Contra Costa bus services have said they will set up temporary bus stations outside the regular BART Stations during the strike. The maps for County Connection will be made available here. WestCat will make their map available here. WestCat’s website also indicates that additional service to San Francisco will be added.
- Capitol Corridor Bus Service: East Bay Train Commuting
WHEN IN DOUBT CALL 511 OR 511.ORG