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BART hearing today will look at environmental issues affecting extending service to Livermore

Original post made on Sep 19, 2012

BART officials will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. tonight on its plan to extend train service to Livermore.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 9:10 AM

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Posted by proposed offsite parking lots?
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 19, 2012 at 11:27 am

Parking Offsite- AND more talk?

First, why can't they just build the Livermore Station that was supposedly planned in the beginning? That had all the clearances.

When they originally built the BARTD they told the voters and the federal gov't the electric train would go to Livermore, where the mostly unused "Transit" station parking lot is all by itself, near Greenville Rd. They took our taxes, and all the federal money they could get, based on building the whole system- then they pocketed the cost for the Livermore track and station. They let the Lexus lane be built in the former right of way on 580.

Can you trust BARDT, when their lips are moving?
What's this now about Offsite Parking?

Seems to be a formula for failure. This station will be the end of the line, and if it is to be useful, will need a lot of parking, close enough to access.

I really don't want to hear now about bus to BART transfers, especially when they are building a station that is years away (if ever). That's just ducking the most important issue. They can add or change a bus route anytime.
Q. I want to know: Does this "proposed" BARTD Station have enough parking, unlike most current Valley Stations? Ever try to ride during the day?

They failed to provide adequate parking at the original Pleasanton/Dublin Station because they claimed it was NOT the end of the line. Yet, much of the existing current surface area parking at Dublin has now been quietly sold to a developer, to be yet more apartments full of people who will need to park somewhere, even if they ride the train to work.

Q. Will there actually be parking? Or NOT?


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Posted by BART also promised FREE parking
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 19, 2012 at 11:43 am

And seats for all. No straps for hanging.

But that was what they said then.

Now, even though they made millions of dollars in operating profit this year, they want a NEW sales tax to use to build what was part of the original design.
I might've been blackmailed into that if it was subject to a renewal vote, but they want to make it FOREVER.
When did a tax ever get reduced? They always find ways to spend the money- especially if there is no accounting for it.

Why should money taken from voters while buying a coat, or a stereo go to paying to replace the money we've already paid for over 40 years (and continue to pay) in increased property taxes, already given to BARTD?
Vote NO for more new PERMANENT Taxes.


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Posted by Wear the coat
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm

while you wait for the train.
If you are waiting in Livermore, it could be many years!


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Posted by Get cars OFF 580 now
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

There has to be enough parkig for all of Stockton. Isn't THAT the idea. The MOST environmental info needed is about getting CARS OFF, that's OFF the road !! RIGHT ????
Sooner, not later, and bigger, not smaller ! Isn't anything better than idling cars sitting on the freeway ??
Shape up...get ON IT !!!


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Posted by Jackie
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Wasn't the train supposed to go downtown? It would be a lot nicer then the crapola bus service we have now.