BART has "strategy" to fix SMCo. train-delaying software bug
- Published Thursday, February 10, 2005, by Bay City News
BART official: agency has handle on software problems
A top Bay Area Rapid Transit official told the agency's board of
directors today that BART has made strides in resolving a software
glitch that has caused passengers on the Peninsula to experience
delays up to 30 minutes long.
The computer bug causes switching equipment to malfunction.
BART Deputy General Manager for Operations Paul Oversier told
directors at their meeting this morning, "We've developed a
strategy to fix the problem" and "we've got it headed in the right
Oversier said officials from the train control company that
contracts with BART have been in the Bay Area this week to help
identify the scope of the problem.
The problem has become more noticeable recently and has resulted
in "occasional delays," Oversier said.
He said he would characterize the delays as "sporadic."
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