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BMW’s DesignworksUSA To Redesign Bay Area Rapid Transit [Headlines]

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The auto company-owned design firm will revamp the BART train cars so they will be ready to ride in 2017.

Caroline Ku
  • 25 july 2011

This week the world learned that the Bay Area is going to be cleaning up its act a bit, though you likely won’t see it unless you head underground.

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) organization has announced a partnership with one of BMW‘s design arms, DesignworksUSA, to help create new train cars for their system in an effort called “Fleet of the Future.” The public transit officials who selected Designworks were likely inspired to select the group based on their recent design efforts in collaboration with Siemens in developing the Metro Inspiro, which the city of Warsaw just picked up 35 cars worth of.

Though the BART’s new system isn’t expected to hit the tracks until 2017, based off the aforementioned Metro, their first pass at public transportation no less, it’s sure to look much more like the future than the system’s current lines. Steve Delahoyde/Media Bistro.

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