BART fares rise 5% on first day of work in 2014
Original post made on Jan 2, 2014
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on Jan 2, 2014 at 12:04 pm
As you pay the additional 5% to ride BART, you can think of the fat compensation package that the BART workers are getting. Most BART workers have few skills and are getting paid more than the teachers that educate your children. They also get benefit and retirement packages that are not available to those in the private sector.
on Jan 2, 2014 at 2:21 pm
BART workers are deserving of their compensation packages!
They work hard and provide excellent services to the communities that they serve.
VIVA BART! VIVA BART UNIONS! GORA!
I'm so proud of the UNIONS for negotiating a reasonable and mutually acceptable contract.
on Jan 2, 2014 at 11:08 pm
Bart workers are overcompensated regardless of the current service level they provide, which most surveys put at sub-standard. If people only understood how much additional compensation is provided beyond the average salary they would be outraged. While affordable public transportation is a noble goal the affordability part of the equation is fleeting. BART has become a Union Work Program and the low-cost benefit used to promote the system has long since been replaced by union demands for increased compensation and benefits. The HSR (low cost) is just another example of Bait & Switch.
"The fare hike, which is expected to average an extra 19 cents per ride, will help pay for new train cars, a new train control system, and improvements to a maintenance facility in Hayward that will help support future BART expansion to the South Bay"
I take Bart to the city and it will cost much more than 19 cents per ride, which I take about 200 times per year.
According to spokeswoman Alicia Trost."We understand no one wants to pay higher fares but riders should know this money can only be spent on these identified projects, which will benefit passengers," Trost said in a statement.