During the Bay Bridge closure, how many BART riders used Translink as their form of payment?
Here’s Translink’s data from the Bay Bridge closure (October 27th – Nov 2nd), provided by John Goodwin, Public Information Officer for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission:
Tuesday, Oct. 27: 4,086 transactions +11% from Tuesday of previous week
Wednesday, Oct. 28: 6095 +62.8%
Thursday, Oct. 29: 6568 +66.9%
Friday, Oct. 30: 6105 +70.2%
Saturday, Oct. 31: 1926 + 43.7%
Sunday, Nov. 1: 1610 +82.7%
Monday, Nov. 2: 5849 + 59.7%
Clearly, Translink profited from the closure.
Think of “Ask the Appeal” as your own personal genie: no Bay-related question is too big or too small. Whether you’re concerned with a municipal question, a consumer advocacy issue or simply with consuming alcohol, email us your questions at email@example.com. We’ll either do the dirty work and talk to the folks in charge, contact an expert in the field, or – if your question is particularly intriguing or juicy – develop it into a full-blown investigative article.