Slanted Lines

One of the older streamlined-designed cars brings up the rear of a train at MacArthur.  BART represented one of the first major urban rail projects after the realization came that more freeways and road weren't the only solution for urban transportation issues.

System design originally contemplated fully automated operation, but numerous major early problems resulted in the decision to have an operator on board overseeing each train.  The system began serving the public in September, 1972, late and way over budget, and only after a number of highly publicized technical issues had been overcome.   

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