San Francisco is adding so many new train cars, it’s considering turning the old ones into housing

By Aria Bendix, provided by Business Insider, mysanantonio.com; January 10, 2019

Public transit is undergoing a major overhaul in San Francisco. The city’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system recently unveiled a multibillion-dollar plan to build the “Fleet of the Future,” a series of high-tech train cars that promise a “quieter, cooler, and more comfortable ride.”

In November, BART placed an order for more than 700 new cars, with the agency setting aside funds for up to 1,200. Starting in spring 2019, the agency expects to have ten new cars delivered each month.

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