San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is set to introduce its first Fleet of the Future cars into passenger service within the next few days after the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) granted conditional approval for public use of the vehicles.
BART Fleet of the Future
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is implementing a revised wheel tread profile across its entire fleet of rapid transit railcars to reduce flange squeal and improve ride quality.
According to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officials, there was no malfunction of the train car and no operator error April 22, 2016 when a car being used for operator training on a Hayward test track ran into a sand box after a brake issue.
The inaugural railcar from Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART) Fleet of the Future has been completed and is now headed on a cross-country journey from Bombardier’s, Plattsburgh, N.Y. plant to a BART testing facility in Hayward, Calif., the agency announced March 14, 2016. This prototype car will be followed by nine others throughout the year to complete BART’s first new 10-car test train.