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BARTsmart BART Widget

BARTsmart shows BART train schedules at a glance, so you always know when the next trains depart and arrive. BARTsmart is perfect for everyone who rides BART, commuters and casual riders alike.

BART schedules are updated in real-time and instantly accessible via Mac OS X's Dashboard. Your favorite stations are remembered, so you only have to select them once.

BARTsmart is accurate and easy to use. Save time, stay on time, and never miss your train! BARTsmart: the smartest way to ride BART.

Key Features

  • Displays real-time BART schedules
  • Remembers favorite stations
  • Transfer indicator  Transfer Indicator (T)
  • Built-in version checking
  • Automatic schedule updates
  • Strike alert and news flashes
  • Small and clutter free

New to version 0.7.5
  • Reverse route shortcut
  • Full multi-transfer support

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BART Widget Schedules (Front)

Latest News 

Final Server Migration Today

Today is the last phase of the BARTsmart server upgrade. While no disruption of service is expected, as with all server upgrades anything is possible. Let us know if you run in to any problems.

Early testing indicates that the new servers are about four times faster than the old and all preparation is complete.

We're throwing the proverbial switch! I'll post back when the upgrade is complete.

Note: If you are reading this message then you have already shifted to the new servers. Congratulations, upgrade complete!

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BARTsmart Server Upgrades This Week

The BARTsmart servers are being upgraded this week for increased capacity and improved performance. BARTsmart service should remain active throughout the upgrade.

In addition to improving BARTsmart and craigtheguru.com, these upgrades will lay the foundation for other projects coming soon. One word: iPhone.

So, cross your fingers. Here we go!.

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  BART Website Glitch Breaks Schedules

BART's website is not providing schedules for certain routes. The schedules are missing from BART's website and are not displayed by our widget. Our BART Widget relies on BART's website for real-time schedule information and this prevents it from working in all situations. Not all routes are effected.

Embarcadero station routes seem to be the most effected, like Embarcadero to Downtown Berkeley.

BART has not acknowledged the problem or provided a time estimate for a fix.

Mac OS X Leopard Widget Compatibility
Mac OS X Leopard just launched. Our BARTsmart Bart Widget is compatible with Leopard's Dashboard.

BARTsmart iPhone
A brief update... BARTsmart for iPhone is in testing now. BART schedules in your hand on the go or at home.

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Minor BART Widget Service Interruption

There was an unexpected interruption of BART Widget service this evening, starting around 11 PM.

The widget's popularity has exceeded expectations and the website reached its bandwidth cap. I've contacted my hosting providing and we're working on the issue.

Update - January 27th 11:00 AM
The site and BART Widget are back online. My hosting providing, A2 Hosting went above and beyond to get me back online and prevent the issue in the future. Thanks A2!

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Late Night Service Labor Day Weekend

BART is running limited night service over Labor Day weekend to accomodate travelers while the Bay Bridge's Eastbound lanes are closed. Major BART stations will be open and trains will be running hourly between 1 am and 8 am on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The following stations will be open for service:

* 24th Street Mission
* Daly City
* Embarcadero
* Powell

* Bay Fair
* Downtown Berkeley
* Coliseum/Oakland Airport
* Concord
* Dublin/Pleasanton
* El Cerrito Del Norte
* MacArthur (Timed transfer point)
* Oakland City Center/12th St. (Timed transfer point)
* Walnut Creek

* San Francisco International Airport

For additional details see BART's late-night service bulletin.

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Three Spare The Air Days = Free Rides

Today (Monday, July 17th) is another Spare the Air day and BART is offering free rides all day, along with other transit agencies. Public transportation is a great way to help the environment, especially on days like today with hot, smoggy weather.

Last week $5.3 million was approved for three additional Spare The Air days. This brings a total of six Spare The Air days for 2006. On each of the past three Spare The Air days, BART ridership spiked an additional 10%.

For more information, see the Bay Area Air Quality Management site, 511.org transit info, sparetheair.org and BART's news.

Update - July 20th
Thursday has also been declared a Spare the Air day. This is the fifth day of six. Monday's Spare the Air day drew about 26,000 more passengers, an 8% increase.

Update - July 21st
Friday has been declared a Spare The Air day as well. Good for our pocketbooks and hopefully we can do our part to help the environment.

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