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BART Transit Math Quiz

How good is your transit math? A low score could make you late for a meeting, job interview, or first date! Find out now.

1. If trains run every 20 minutes, and there is a systemwide delay of 20 minutes, how much extra time should you allow for your journey?

(A) 0 minutes

(B) 20 minutes

(C) 40 minutes

(D) an hour due to single tracking

2. If the average BART car has 46 seats and 100 people are trying to get on at Powell Street heading toward the East Bay, what are the odds of your getting a seat?

(A) 46%

(B) 92% if you are ruder than half of the people

(C) 100% if you are willing to sit on the floor

(D) 0% – all the seats are already taken when the train arrives at Powell Street

3. If there are 107 BART stations and the Better BART program closes three stations on weekends and two on holidays, how many stations are closed on a holiday weekend?

(A) 2

(B) 3

(C) 5

(D) all of the above and maybe a few more

4. If 10% of BART executives ride BART at least once in a given month, and 80% have never ridden it, what percentage of BART executives regularly ride BART?

(A) 20%

(B) 10%

(C) around 5%

(D) it’s a trick question – BART executives are fined for riding BART

5. The average BART car has 50 seats. How many total riders is considered a full car?

(A) 50

(B) 100

(C) 137

(D) If you can count the riders, there’s room for more.


ANSWERS to Questions 1-5: It all depends on the day and the train.