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BART considering temporary cut in fares

Original post made on Apr 9, 2010

Several BART directors said yesterday that the transit agency should consider temporarily decreasing fares in the wake of its improving fiscal condition.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 8, 2010, 4:58 PM

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I'd rather they keep the money and use it to clean those disgusting seats more often or better yet, get some new fabric and re-do the flat cushions. Also, I'd rather then enclose the stations to reduce noise from the freeway. I'm sure there are lots of other ideas on how to spend the extra money and improve BART. Also would like to see the charity requests onboard stop, perhaps some security on the trains!


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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Of course if they lowered the fares/parking etc, it might become cheaper to take BART than drive. Right now it's an iffy proposition unless you are traveling by yourself from a location next to a station, to a location next to a station. As much as I like the idea of BART, it is rarely worth the hassle or expense.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Apr 11, 2010 at 6:19 pm

1) Security
2) Clean-up the stink-bomb trains
3) New cushions

Compared to the Washington D.C. metro or regional transit/light rail in Europe, BART is absolutely atrocious.


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Posted by Lee
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 13, 2010 at 12:39 pm

I've ridden the Bart many times to SF and back. Keep the money and clean up the trains, get new cushions and hire more security. My last ride was very scary with aggressive, obnoxious teens and now I'm not sure I feel comfortable enough to ride BART to SF!!


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Posted by $26 million-
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 14, 2010 at 11:41 am

Why not put in toward keeping their original promise for a Livermore Station?
They have been paying extra taxes for generations, for a service that does not serve them.


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