BART, the 71-mile Bay Area Rapid Transit System, serving San Francisco Oakland, Berkeley, and their suburbs, is the first regional-scale rapid transit system to open in the United States in over 50 years. This report is one of a series assessing the impacts of BART on transportation and travel in the Bay Area. This report assesses BART's impacts on travel by ethnic minorities by analyzing data from (1) conventional large-scale travel surveys and (2) special "field station" data collection efforts conducted by participant observers in ethnic minority communities. The latter were conducted in the predominantly Spanish-heritage Mission District of San Francisco and the predominantly Black city of Richmond. Minorities use BART rather less than suggested by their representation in the total population of the area served. Most minority BART riders are young, well-educated and have relatively high incomes, and like the white majority ridership, travel largely to central city destinations. Low-income disadvantaged minorities use the system little.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Jefferson Associates, Inc., San Francisco, CA. and Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., San Francisco, CA. Report on BART Program. Sponsored in part by Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    Hotel Claremont
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94705

    Jefferson Associates, Incorporated

    155 Montgomery Street
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94104

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    400 El Camino Real South
    San Mateo, CA  United States  94402

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    451 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20410
  • Authors:
    • Frye, H T
    • Gelb, P M
    • Minkus, D
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 77 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197340
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/BIP/WP-57-3-78
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30176
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1981 12:00AM