Fleet of the Future - BART Part 2: Episode 44

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When we left off in Part 1, the fledgling BART project had just been bailed out by the California State Legislature to the tune of $150 million, but to keep the project from losing any of its ambitious scope, help would come from a seemingly unlikely source: Richard Nixon's federal government. We follow the rest of BART's story and look into 21st-century extensions and modernizations. Where will BART go after COVID?

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
  15. [15] FOX 13 Utah and Salt Lake City: Driver critically injured after being struck by TRAX train
  16. [16] SFGATE: The 1979 BART tunnel fire nightmare: 5 minutes from 'catastrophe'