amtrak Why Do Amtrak Drivers Blare Their Horns So Loudly As They Pass Through Stations? By Alice Woelfle • Aug 13, 2019 Alice Woelfle / KALW Listen Listening... / 2:00 Hey Area is where we find answers to questions you ask. Jonathan Davis wanted to know why Amtrak drivers blare their horns so loudly in the middle of the night as they pass through the East Bay. Hey Area: How the width of BART tracks affects your commute By Angela Johnston • Jul 5, 2016 Angela Johnston Listen Listening... / 9:45 In 2018, Bay Area commuters will be able to go a little bit farther on BART. The transit agency is building a 10-mile extension from the Pittsburgh station, to Antioch.