Every day, more and more people are relying on BART to get them to work, school, and more. By 2016, BART will be carrying almost 430,000 people every weekday - that’s more people than the entire population of Cleveland!
If you’re on those trains now, you know how much work lies ahead to make BART a reliable, safe, and frequent service for this many people. But BART’s current $4.8 billion budget shortfall makes it nearly impossible to invest enough money into fixing and improving its cars, tracks, and stations.
BART is not going to close that gap without asking for our help. As voters, we have the opportunity to revitalize BART and bring it into the 21st century, but only if BART proposes a funding measure that will actually raise the amount of money it needs.