My Cup of Joe

Peets @Embarcadero Station

As I exited the Embarcadero BART/Muni station, contemplating my public transportation frustrations, I noticed the spectacle pictured above.

At first glance, I thought nothing of it. I remembered the construction walls were up for the better part of the year. Once I realized the change in scenery, I hopped down the escalator (I was going up) to snap a a picture.

I don’t know what compelled me. Maybe it was the thought of looking forward to a nice Cup of Joe after expelling myself from one of my most frustrating morning rituals: dealing with the N-Judah on a daily basis. (I mean, come on! How many people can you fit in one train during rush hour?)

It seemed like the light at the end of a very long tunnel. And then I thought of how much better life would be if Muni would invest just as much into running their trains on time, or having an adequate amount of trains during rush hour. Of course, being from the South (as in Southern California), I really can’t complain about public transportation. Muni is by far the best in comparison.

Still, I really do despise the N-Judah with every fiber of my being. But, the bright side is that after waiting up to 20 minutes* for a 30 minute* ride in a sardine-packed streetcar, I’ll get to wait in what I expect to be a very long line of aggrevated train riding coffee drinkers. Oh joy! [/Sarcasm]

The real bright side is that this might mean the lines will probably lessen a bit aboveground!

Check out the San Francisco Business Times article if you’re not hip to the BART/Peets news.

3 Comments so far

  1. Kaili (kailiotter) on April 29th, 2008 @ 1:30 pm

    I heard that BART is going to allow coffee on trains now? As long as it’s in reusable cups that completely close… huh…

  2. Anthony Riva (anthonyriva) on April 29th, 2008 @ 1:44 pm

    That’s right… You can get a heft fine for being caught drinking on the train. You’re allowed to drink liquids as long as you have a seal-able commuter mug. I’m not sure if it’s a new concept. I think it’s always been that way.

  3. Jeremy Hatch (jhatch) on April 29th, 2008 @ 2:31 pm

    I’m really looking forward to these coffee stands, especially at Civic Center — I work at the Main Library a lot, and the cafe there, for all its many virtues, just brews weak coffee. I have these visions of wrapping up a day of work, grabbing a good coffee and then an outbound train, and then walking from Forest Hill station up to my house, sipping all the way…

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