At the BART outreach meeting on June 16, 2010, at El Ranchero, BART presenters solicited community input on two issues. BART suggested that $2.3 million surplus be given back to the community in some way. They asked for suggestions and the group consensus was that the money be spent to improve the cleanliness of the trains. People were concerned that a near term decrease in fares would need to be followed by a future increase in fares.
BART presenters asked the community to decide what constituted a Major Service Change. BART presenters suggested that the definition of Major Service Change would be used to define the trigger for future outreach required for fare changes or system expansion. BART collected a survey filled out by the group who came to the meeting.
The people in attendance were generally puzzled about the significance of the definition of a Major Service Change.
By Denis Cuff, Contra Costa Times
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