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BART to delay scheduled fare increase in 2012

Original post made on Aug 27, 2010

BART directors voted Thursday to delay the agency's next regularly scheduled fare increase in 2012 after receiving unexpected funding from the state earlier this year, spokesman Linton Johnson said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 27, 2010, 7:36 AM

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:49 am

Isn't it wonderful that the state provided a $4.5 million surplus that BART had trouble spending. The story says that riders didn't want a fare decrease. I have trouble believing that. Most likely, they had riders rank what should be done with a surplus, and a fare decrease ranked below BART expansion, new trains, better parking, etc, so "only 30%" expressed a desire for fare reductions.

How about if they asked if there should be fare reductions, or if BART should increase salaries and not improve the system. I would expect the percentage for fare reductions would be 99% (1% of are employees who would vote for raises).

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