BART Modifies Weekend Service to Accommodate Travelers.
BART Reorients Service for Weekend Travelers
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) agency plans to increase train frequencies on weekends and reduce some weekday service due to low weekday ridership. BART plans to direct its resources to better serve those who rely on it during off-peak hours, since office vacancy rates in downtown San Francisco are at record highs. BART faces a budget deficit of around $78 million in 2025 when its federal COVID-19 aid runs out, like many other transit agencies.
To better serve weekend travelers due to low weekday commuter ridership, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) agency serving San Francisco, plans to increase train frequencies on weekends and decrease some weekday services, according to the San Francisco Examiner’s Adam Shanks.
As office vacancy rates in San Francisco hit record highs, BART is looking to direct resources to better serve those who depend on transit agency during non-peak hours; BART plans to reduce most lines from four to three trains per hour during the day, but increase service from two to three trains per hour at night and on weekends.
Compared to pre-pandemic levels, weekday ridership was only at 37% in March 2021; the yellow line, which runs between Millbrae and Antioch, is the only route spared from weekday daytime cuts, being BART’s most used ride. In addition to increasing frequencies on the yellow line, BART also plans to increase frequencies to the region’s airports.
Like other transit agencies, BART faces a budget deficit of about $78 million in 2025 when its tranche of federal COVID-19 aid runs dry.
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