Name one for Livermore!
Original post made by BARTD naming New Stations, Livermore, on May 30, 2012
Why not name one of the shiny new stations: "Livermore"?
This would fulfill BARTDs original promise.
There could be a "Livermore" station in my lifetime- without forcing unwanted slums on a city, just to get the station they have paid for.
And it would be just as honest as they have always been: BARTD promised Livermore train service when they asked for the tax (which they have collected for over 40 years, and do not appear willing to return.) BARTD went to the government for more money to build, based on the total cost of the system, then never bothered to build that part.
Integrity, or just Gritty?:
And it is not clear that they ever intended to build it.
They tried to sell off the land that was to be the Livermore station, now a mostly unused park and ride lot. They did not object when the Lexus Lane was built in the "reserved" train right of way in the median of 580. And they have sold off the surface Dublin parking lot, so even if Livermore people want to ride "their" electric train, there will be no place to pay to park. (Just another lie? Originally parking was to be free!)
BARTD has a profit of over 30 million dollars this year. Some of that should be dedicated to fulfilling their broken promise to provide service to Livermore.