And I thought that Bay Area traffic was bad enough. This is going to make things dreadfully worse.
To encourage motorists to switch to public transit, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger authorized free passage Monday on ferries, buses and the Bay Area Rapid Transit rail system.
On one hand, commuters should be using BART anyway, but on the other hand, increased ridership will mean very crowded trains. I know lots of people who hate being around so many people and would rather just drive alone than be hastled on a busy station and busy BART train.