- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 30, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Bay Area’s public transportation system is expected to resume full service soon, although officials haven’t set a firm timeline.

The Contra Costa Times reports (https://bayareane.ws/1PFx3Q5 ) Wednesday that the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency has been using buses or shuttle trains on its outer Contra Costa County line because of an electric bug.

BART has started moving its renovated A/B cars to the Concord yard. Those cars have resisted electrical surges better than the agency’s C cars, which had hard-to-replace parts fried.

BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost says workers plan to test the A/B cars and return to normal service as soon as possible.

She says a team of engineers, mechanics and others has been trying to find out if the cars, rather than the trackside equipment, are causing the electrical spikes.


Information from: Contra Costa Times, https://www.contracostatimes.com

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