BART to offer incentives to riders who shift travel time away from peak hours

Research over 6-month period will involve 25,000 people

BART officials this spring will be researching a way to reduce crowding on trains and offering small cash rewards to people who participate in the research.

The research program is being called "BART Perks," and will allow people to earn points for riding BART. The points can be redeemed on PayPal for small cash rewards or used to play for larger prizes.

BART Perks will offer incentives to riders to shift their travel time away from peak morning hours.

The research will occur over a six-month period and involve 25,000 people, according to BART officials.

BART Perks is being offered through BART and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority.

— Bay City News Service


2 people like this
Posted by J
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 9, 2016 at 12:58 pm

A $1 or $2 perk is a meaningless incentive compared to my desire to not ride while trains are the most packed... Do they really think people haven't considered shifting ride times to avoid crowds?

People also need to get to the BART station before parking fills up. A small deposit in their Paypal account won't make up for not being able to park.

1 person likes this
Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Mar 10, 2016 at 7:24 pm

Hey Bart- How about giving us longer trains, more parking, better reliability along with cleaner trains and stations and maybe quit digging deeper into all your riders pockets!!! Keep your "incentives", what a bunch of brain dead out of touch upper management idiots.

1 person likes this
Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Michael Austin is a registered user.

I have never used Bart.
Six years ago, a friend mentioned the decadence on Bart.

I asked a reporter friend about this.
My reporter friend confirmed it.

My reporter friend suggested that I check out Bart Idiot Hall Of Fame.
I did so. I was appalled. After that photo learning experience I knew that I will never use the Bart system to take me anywhere.

After listening to a news report on AM 740 today regarding Bart decadence, I reviewed the site again.

Bart riders, potential Bart riders. Check out: Google Bart Idiot Hall Of Fame.

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Couples: Child Loss, "No U-Turn at Mercy Street"
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,696 views

Pleasanton's home-grown "unicorn"
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 1,000 views

Around Pleasanton: Holiday Fund helps Cultural Arts Council help others
By Jeb Bing | 4 comments | 414 views

Can You Afford Your ‘Dream School’?
By Elizabeth LaScala | 1 comment | 187 views