BART into Oakland Airport! WOOT!
It was just announced today that BART will finally build a train to connect the Oakland Coliseum Station in Oakland to the Oakland International Airport. Why is this so exciting? For one, the AirBART bus connection was awful. In the past the only real mass transit route to a major airport was via BART to the San Francisco International Airport, and that train ride was approximately 90 minutes including one transfer. According to BART's news release, this new train will make the trip in a little over 8 minutes, which makes the trip from my station just 34 minutes total. Talk about time and money savings! Just make sure there aren't any Raiders games when you plan on flying! While it won't be finished until at least 2014, it is definitely something to look forward to.