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Pleasanton Weekly

Column - February 18, 2011

BART opens new station today but not without its critics

by Jeb Bing

Today's opening celebration for the new Pleasanton/Dublin BART station may be the most festive for the rapid transit system in 50 years. Honor guards, bagpipers, federal, state and city officials will be crowding onto the I-580 freeway station platform and the entry level ticket-taking area above to cut the ribbon or push the start button or whatever BART people do when a new station opens. It's especially good news for BART, which has had problems completing the $100-million-plus station since it was first planned in the mid-1990s.

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