U.S., California: BART cuts service to just two trains an hour due to COVID-19

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; April 8, 2020

With the COVID-19 continuing to drain the finances of transit agencies across the U.S., the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) announced it is cutting service to just two trains an hour.

BART ridership is down 94 percent, and with the two-trains-per-hour move direct early evening service to and from San Francisco on the Richmond and Warm Springs/Fremont lines also has been cancelled. San Francisco’s Muni system will just run on 17 routes. The service cuts are estimated to save BART between $3 million and $7 million a month.

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