But no! A BART official working on the Translink project has said, while they've got the system running for AC Transit, Golden Gate ferries and buses, and MUNI trains, he doesn't think MUNI buses, BART, and Caltrain can come online until next year at the earliest. MUNI says they'll be ready by December -- but come on, if you get two different delay estimates from BART and from MUNI, who are more likely to believe?
The delay is being attributed to software bugs, money-distribution issues between the various local agencies, and the hassle of trying to coordinate between all of the various agencies involved. If they can't even get Caltrain and BART to coordinate Millbrae train schedules, we can imagine it must be even worse trying to divvy up the Translink funds.