Week in Transit: BART’s Fleet of the Future, Columbus Day Celebrations and Creative Convergence Silicon Valley

Tour BART’s Fleet of the Future: Transit riders in the East Bay can get a chance to check out BART’s new state-of-the-art trains that will soon be part of the Bay Area public transportation network. A select number of BART’s Fleet of The Future trains will be on display at the rail agency’s Pleasant Hill, MacArthur, Dublin and El Cerrito Del Norte stations over the next month. At these open house events, customers can get information on all the new amenities featured in these new trains, which will make BART quieter, cooler and more comfortable. BART has plans to order 1,081 new train cars, with the first vehicles being introduced into revenue service this fall. More information on the Fleet of The Future open houses can be found here.

Columbus Day Celebrations in SF: For some 97 years now, San Francisco has been celebrating Columbus Day with an annual Bazaar at the Saint Peter and Paul School in the city’s North Beach neighborhood. This year’s event will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It will feature Italian food and drinks, a sports zone with a salami toss competition and a batting cage, a kids zone with face painting and Halloween crafts, and a silent auction. Passengers coming from the Peninsula can take Caltrain to the San Francisco station and transfer to Muni’s 30-Stockton bus line for a direct trip to the festival site.

cs2vConverge in San Jose for Silicon Valley Fest: A confluence of tech entrepreneurs, forward-thinking musicians, and industry leaders will meet up in  San Jose next week for the 4th annual Creative Convergence Silicon Valley festival. The three-day event kicks off Thursday in downtown San Jose and the schedule of events includes talks from some of Silicon Valley’s leading voices, musical performances from dozens of different artists, and a tour of the South Bay city’s most-prominent design and marketing firms. Caltrain’s weekday and weekend schedules offer plenty of travel options for passengers traveling to San Jose for the event.

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