BART has cut the 5:15 train from 9 cars to 5. They haven't cut the number of people using it. So now I begin my day with a 45-minute ride in a cattle car, instead of sitting and reading the Chron. And my fellow patrons don't get more polite and considerate when they're jammed together, either.
As end-of-the-world events go, it's pretty minor, but it is annoying.