Transbay Dreams - BART Part 1: Episode 43

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A worthy successor to the Key System, Bay Area Rapid Transit is the result of decades of vision, cutting-edge engineering, and voter support (propped up by the construction of Muni Metro). We discuss the ins and outs of the project's history, troubles, and even why it doesn't run to Marin County.


References & notes

  1. [1] BART: A History of BART: The Concept is Born
  2. [2] BART: A History of BART: The Project Begins
  3. [3] BART: A History of BART: The Project is Rescued
  4. [4] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: CPI Inflation Calculator
  5. [5] FoundSF: Key System and March of Progress
  6. [6] CBS San Francisco: Plan for 2nd Transbay Tube rail crossing scaled back over cost concerns
  7. [7] Western Railway Museum: Key System
  8. [8] ABC7 San Francisco: The birth of BART 50 Years Ago: A bold, challenging vision to entice commuters out of their cars
  9. [9] Wikipedia: Transbay Tube
  10. [10] Wikipedia: General Motors streetcar conspiracy
  11. [11] Wikipedia: Key System
  12. [12] San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
  13. [13] Wikipedia: Bay Area Rapid Transit § History
  14. [14] 7x7 Bay Area: Secret San Francisco: The Key System