Buy America http://kalw.org en BART's new fleet: Made in the USA, but maybe not in California http://kalw.org/post/barts-new-fleet-made-usa-maybe-not-california-0 <p>This year is BART&rsquo;s 40th birthday. While some people swear that 40 is the new 30, when it comes to subway systems, 40 is just plain over-the-hill. About two-thirds of BART cars have been running the rails since the system opened, in 1972.</p><p>Paul Oversier is in charge of operations at BART. He says that because BART trains run long distances and at higher speeds than other subway systems, it gives the system a dubious distinction. &ldquo;We have the oldest cars, and we run them the hardest,&rdquo; he says.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:25:53 +0000 Julie Caine 6225 at http://kalw.org BART's new fleet: Made in the USA, but maybe not in California