A new comment on my East Bay BRT Q&A post informs me that the BRT route actually overlaps BART, and that BRT is therefore not “the most efficient utilization of our TaxMegaBuxx.”
I would remind the commenter that BART’s per trip subsidy is nearly three times that of AC Transit’s, and that the projected cost of completing the entire BRT route is less than building 2 miles of BART.
Anyway, I maintain that for people actually using transit to get around, BART and the BRT route serve completely different functions. If they didn’t, the line wouldn’t have 25,000 boardings a day, making it among the busiest bus routes in the entire Bay Area. Anyway, here’s a map:
The BRT route is in green, and BART stations are the black dots.
What do you think, readers?