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We're in apocalyptic times for San Francisco's largest public transportation system, BART. Seemingly every day, there's one problem or another with the 43-year-old Bay Area Rapid Transit. Our most recent issue? "BART commuter chaos continues as East Bay station remains closed," reads today's San Francisco Chronicle headline.

Yesterday's snafu, where a station shut down and triggered delays/caused some commuters to take a bus to reach their intended destination, prompted the following exchange and mea culpa from BART's official Twitter account:

"BART was built to transport far fewer people, and much of our system has reached the end of its useful life. This is our reality."

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BART, it seemed, had suffered some sort of mental breakdown. They'd also admitted what everyone in the Bay Area already knew: its issues are fundamentally unsolvable.

A brief list of Chronicle headlines from just 2016:

End times.

The BART's latest infrastructural crisis coincides with another dramatic occurrence on the east coast, where Washington DC's Washington Metrorail public transportation system, the second-largest in the nation, shut down in its entirety for all of Wednesday.

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“The shutdown today was necessary," Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld said at a news conference Wednesday.

Michael Rosen is a reporter for Fusion based out of Oakland.