BART looks at raising fares, cutting service
Original post made on Jan 18, 2009
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on Jan 18, 2009 at 5:56 pm
This is terrible. Makes me glad that I don't have to take public transportation anymore. I would like to know what percentage of BART riders have had an increase in salary to help pay for the increased costs. Just keep pushing the costs and budget problems onto individuals, yeah that will turn things around.
on Jan 18, 2009 at 8:32 pm
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I ride BART and still find it cheaper than driving. When I use Amtrak to get up to Davis/Sacramento area I take BART from Pleasanton to Oakland and it's a little over six bucks, round trip. A few more cents isn't going to stop most people from riding. Now if it was ten bucks round trip I probably would start looking into driving. Most people, like myself I assume too, find BART a convience. People that I know who take BART to work from the Tri Valley say they are still saving a lot of money by using public transportation- round trip for a month is somewhere around 20 to 40 bucks, depending on where one is going, comparing that to 40 bucks for gas in one week.
on Jan 18, 2009 at 9:28 pm
Somehow I doubt raising fares is going to help, probably will decrease the amount of riders. Don't stores use a sale to bring customers in? maybe having discount days, or offering discounts on larger denomination tickets (encouraging frequent riders) would be smarter.
Train wraps do sound better than passing costs off on riders.