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BART fare cut will not happen

By scarney
Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 7:27 pm in Lafayette, Orinda.

Do not expect to see the BART fares reduced any time soon. The BART board decided to postpone the vote regarding the previously proposed fare cut at their meeting last night.

The board did not schedule a date to discuss the fare reduction at a future meeting, and it is unclear whether that discussion will even be necessary.

Following a 6-3 preliminary vote by the board in favor of the cut, the public has expressed feelings that BART should instead use the funds to clean trains or save for emergencies. BART Director Joel Keller has expressed that he would change his vote now to oppose the fare reduction, pushing the votes in favor to five, one below the minimum of six needed to pass a fare change.

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