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    • Abstract: AUGUST 2008Published by the San FranciscoBay Area Rapid Transit Districtwww.bart.govEvery game counts – Take BART to Cal footballEnjoy all the excitement of 2008 Cal Bears football withnone of the hassles of parking or traffic – take BART!

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AUGUST 2008
Published by the San Francisco
Bay Area Rapid Transit District
www.bart.gov
Every game counts – Take BART to Cal football
Enjoy all the excitement of 2008 Cal Bears football with
none of the hassles of parking or traffic – take BART!
2008 Golden Bears
Exit at Downtown Berkeley station and hop on the free Home Schedule
Bear Express Shuttle, which picks up fans every 7-10 Aug. 30 vs. Michigan State
minutes from two locations: Oxford and Addison streets Sept. 27 vs. Colorado State
or Shattuck and Center. The Shattuck location is just Oct. 4 vs. Arizona State
one block east of the Downtown Berkeley BART station. Oct. 25 vs. UCLA
The shuttle drops fans off at the FunZone, the pre-game Nov. 1 vs. Oregon
tailgate party near Memorial Stadium. Nov. 22 Big Game vs. Stanford
Dec. 6 vs. Washington
Visit calbears.com for game and ticket information.
Plan your BART trip at bart.gov.
Savor the tastes of
Explore the new bart.gov Asia at Oakland’s
BART’s website has been redesigned
from front to back, with you in mind. It’s
all about getting the info you need to
Chinatown StreetFest
make your BART experience as fast,
easy and (dare we say it) as fun as pos-
sible. Check out what we have to offer:
• Real time train arrivals, service
advisories and elevator info
• The homepage QuickPlanner now
includes driving and walking directions
• Mobile wireless services like trip plans,
real time arrivals and service status • iTunes playlists, Flickr photos, a Twitter Take BART to Oakland City Center/12th
• BART QuickPlanners for iPod, Palm feed, Yelp review links and more… Street for the 21st annual Chinatown
and Pocket PC Check it out today at www.bart.gov! Streetfest August 23 and 24.
Celebrate the Year of the Rat without bat-
tling traffic or struggling to find parking.
BART expands underground cell phone coverage The Chinatown StreetFest will attract
thousands of people from all over the Bay
Love using your cell phone to call Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell, and Area to experience the traditions of
for a ride from the BART sta- Civic Center stations and on trains as you Oakland’s vibrant Chinatown.
tion? You’re in luck, cell cover- ride between these stations. The two-day event runs from 10 a.m. to 6
age in and between under- p.m. and is free. Enjoy delicious food, arts
Cellular and data service are available in
ground BART stations is and crafts, entertainment and unique
the station areas of 16th Street Mission,
expanding. Asian products.
24th Street Mission, Glen Park and Balboa
With the recent addition of Park stations. The trackways between Visit oaklandchinatownstreetfest.com for
MetroPCS, all five of the these stations will be on the air by the end more info. Plan your BART trip at the
Bay Area’s cellular carriers are now under- of this year. new bart.gov.
ground at BART in San Francisco, includ- Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of
ing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. workers expanding wireless coverage
Cellular and data service are available at on BART TV at bart.gov/barttv.
Please be courteous when using your cell phone
on BART: avoid unnecessary calls, speak softly
and please, set your ringer to vibrate.
GOOD TIMES BART Eco-Fact: BART goes solar at Orinda
A Midsummer Night’s Dream BART riders in Orinda will soon be The project will include installing a
Festival Opera, Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek going solar and have it canopy of solar panels in
www.festivalopera.com made in the shade. one of Orinda Station’s
BART: Walnut Creek By late December, every- parking lots.
Aug. 9-17: At once inventive and evocative, Britten’s
thing from the lights to BART will also install solar
magical operatic adaptation of Shakespeare’s most
imaginative play entices the listener deep into the the ticket machines to panels on the roofs of two
irresistible enchantment of a summer’s night, where the fare gates at the maintenance facilities,
anything can happen in the name of love. Orinda station will run on meaning much of the elec-
solar power during daylight hours. The tricity needed to maintain BART’s fleet
Bay Area Rhythm Exchange
Part of the 2008 Bay Area Tap Festival solar panels will also provide some of trains will come from the sun.
Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco customers in Orinda with shaded Now that’s a bright idea.
www.cityboxoffice.com or 415/392-4400 parking. But that’s not all. The project
BART: Civic Center will save an estimated $3.4 million See the artists’ conception of what
Friday, Aug. 15, and Saturday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m.: the new canopy will look like on
over 20 years. BART TV at bart.gov/barttv.
Celebration of tap features stars from Broadway,
film, and the concert stage: Channing Cook-
Holmes (“Riverdance,” “Gangs of New York,” FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER
“Bojangles”), STEPOLOGY Director John Kloss
(“Tap Heat”), Deborah Mitchell (“The Cotton Club”),
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards (“Bring in ‘da Noise, Full service to Fremont Line restored…
Bring in ‘da Funk”), Sam Weber (“Mr. Rogers’ You may recall that on May 10, BART Hayward and Union City stations due to a
Neighborhood”), and more. experienced a serious service disruption loss of automatic train control systems.
due to an electrical fire in our Hayward During that time, our customers demon-
Festival of Contemporary Music
Community Music Center Yard. At the time, we predicted full service strated such patience as they modified
544 Capp St. (between 20th and 21st streets) on the Fremont line would be restored the their schedules and rode BART despite the
San Francisco, www.newmusicforum.com first week of August. On July 12, three adjusted service. I want to convey our
BART: 24th Street, four-block walk weeks before projected, full service was apologies and appreciation to those of you
Friday, Aug. 15, and Saturday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m.: reinstated. Now trains on both the who were inconvenienced and thank you
Local and out-of-state composers present cham- Richmond–Fremont and Daly City– for your continued understanding as we
ber, solo and electronic works, with a reception to Fremont lines run on their regular sched- worked to repair the damage.
follow. The composers will be present. ules and make their usual stops all the way
While complete restoration at our
Frida Kahlo exhibition to Fremont.
Hayward Shop continues, I am pleased that
SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) As crews worked 24 hours a day, seven we are able to return to the level of service
151 Third St., San Francisco days a week to clean up and repair the sys-
www.sfmoma.org or 415/357-4000
that our customers are accustomed to and
tem, it was necessar y to reroute to do so a bit ahead of schedule.
BART: Powell or Montgomery Richmond-Fremont trains, which resulted
Through Sept. 28: Kahlo’s folkloric style, influ- Thank you.
in some of you having to transfer at Bay
enced by Mexican popular art, and her fantastical
Fair Station. In addition, we had to run
imagery earned her recognition among the
Surrealists, but her intriguing persona and unmis-
trains at reduced speeds between South Dorothy W. Dugger, General Manager
takable originality propelled her beyond the con-
fines of a specific movement to become a leading
figure in modern art. This exhibition, commemorat-
ing the centennial of the artist’s birth, brings
together paintings that span her career, along with
BART takes you “Over the Top”
a selection of her own collection of photographs, Take BART to Oracle Arena for Ringling Exit at the Coliseum/Oakland Airport sta-
most of which have never been on public display. Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s “Over the tion and present the BART ticket you used
16th Annual Festival of India Top,” a wacky and whimsical circus spec- to get to the show for a $5.00 per ticket sav-
County parking lot, Paseo Padre and Walnut Ave. tacular where dogs fly, Asian Elephants ings at the Oracle Arena Box Office. Over
Fremont, www.fiaonline.org skip, hop, and groove and one courageous the Top runs August 14-17. Tickets to the
BART: Fremont, three-block walk man stands eye to eye with a pack of pow- show also available at ticketmaster.com.
Sat.-Sun., Aug. 16-17, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.: Enjoy Indian
erful Bengal tigers. Plan your BART trip at the new bart.gov.
food, culture and dance. Free health fair Saturday
9 a.m. to noon. Music Concert by Renowned Bay
Area and Singers from India: Sunday 1 p.m. to
grimescartoons.com
6 p.m.
Millbrae Art and Music Festival
Broadway Avenue
www.miramarevents.com, 650/697-7324
BART: Millbrae, free shuttle to the festival
August 30 and 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Enjoy a Mardi
BARToon
Gras-style celebration in Millbrae. Stroll, browse,
relax and enjoy a friendly and vibrant street fair with
two days of live music, cool arts and crafts, tasty
food and beverages, and the best family entertain-
ment value around. Admission is free.
BART TIMES is the official passenger publication of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. To contact us, write: BART Times, P.O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604 or visit us on the web at www.bart.gov.
General Manager: Dorothy W. Dugger; Marketing & Research Department Manager: Aaron Weinstein; Editor: David Martindale; Graphic Designer: Stanley Fong


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