BART explores a new fare increase
Original post made by common sense on Feb 14, 2013
on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:38 am
They are making an operating profit,
yet people who live in the suburbs, who pay more based on distance cannot ride because the free parking that was promised is not there.
At the Dublin station BARTD sold the existing ground level parking to a developer.
They seem to think that the people who will live in the "instant slum" apartments there can ride BART, but will not have cars to park. The claim was since there was supposed to be a Livermore station, Dublin is NOT the end of the line.
They also promised voters the BARTD would go to Livermore, took the money to build
AND there'd be comfortable seats for all. Originally they left off the straps, now full of Strap hangers.
on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:39 am
Once again BART is proposing raising fares while they just keep raising the wages and benefits of their employees. Given the caliber of most of these employees, their compensation is outrageous. Government is sucking the life out of cities, the state, and our nation.
on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:41 am
One thing that would help is if the Wheels bus would NOT leave just as the BARTD train comes in, forcing people who try to use it to wait 20 or 30 minutes for the next one. One reason most would rather drive. Not to mention the rude drivers.
And what's happening with the new more confusing No. 8?
- why doesn't it leave from the same place as the alternate: No. 10?