Friday, September 12, 2008

BART Plans Fee Hike

By Chris Thompson
Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 8:11 AM

So get this: the price of gas has risen so high that commuters are taking BART in record numbers. So what does BART want to do? Raise the ticket fees, of course. According to the Chron, BART managers don't really need the money, but they want to raise the fees during peak rush hours to force people to use the system during off-peak hours, in order to alleviate overcrowding. So how overcrowded is BART during peak hours? Not at all. But managers are looking at the fresh demand and anticipating that if this keeps up, sooner or later they'll have some problems. So they've decided to inconvenience you now just to get it over with. Thanks, guys.


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