Posted by Steve, a resident of the Stoneridge neighborhood, on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:49 am
Isn't it wonderful that the state provided a $4.5 million surplus that BART had trouble spending. The story says that riders didn't want a fare decrease. I have trouble believing that. Most likely, they had riders rank what should be done with a surplus, and a fare decrease ranked below BART expansion, new trains, better parking, etc, so "only 30%" expressed a desire for fare reductions.
How about if they asked if there should be fare reductions, or if BART should increase salaries and not improve the system. I would expect the percentage for fare reductions would be 99% (1% of are employees who would vote for raises).