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BART fares rise 5% on first day of work in 2014

Original post made on Jan 2, 2014

BART passengers will start their first day of commuting in the new year today with fares up an average of 5 %.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 1, 2014, 8:04 AM

Comments (11)

Posted by Tio Reynaldo, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 2, 2014 at 12:04 pm

As you pay the additional 5% to ride BART, you can think of the fat compensation package that the BART workers are getting. Most BART workers have few skills and are getting paid more than the teachers that educate your children. They also get benefit and retirement packages that are not available to those in the private sector.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jan 2, 2014 at 2:21 pm

BART workers are deserving of their compensation packages!

They work hard and provide excellent services to the communities that they serve.


I'm so proud of the UNIONS for negotiating a reasonable and mutually acceptable contract.

Posted by Gov. Gone Wild, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 2, 2014 at 11:08 pm

Bart workers are overcompensated regardless of the current service level they provide, which most surveys put at sub-standard. If people only understood how much additional compensation is provided beyond the average salary they would be outraged. While affordable public transportation is a noble goal the affordability part of the equation is fleeting. BART has become a Union Work Program and the low-cost benefit used to promote the system has long since been replaced by union demands for increased compensation and benefits. The HSR (low cost) is just another example of Bait & Switch.

"The fare hike, which is expected to average an extra 19 cents per ride, will help pay for new train cars, a new train control system, and improvements to a maintenance facility in Hayward that will help support future BART expansion to the South Bay"

I take Bart to the city and it will cost much more than 19 cents per ride, which I take about 200 times per year.

According to spokeswoman Alicia Trost."We understand no one wants to pay higher fares but riders should know this money can only be spent on these identified projects, which will benefit passengers," Trost said in a statement.


Posted by Charles, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 3, 2014 at 12:38 am

Don't see anything about the fare increase being tied to workers' wages/salaries. The article refers to update of equipment. Don't see anything about BART workers raising the fares. Aren't fares raised by BART management? Don't see any reference to BART management's lavish salaries and pensions. I do declare, some of the posters here stub their toe getting out of bed in the morning and spend the remainder of the day blaming BART workers for it. Methinks some posters have lots of unresolved 'issues'. Tee Hee.

Posted by Anti-union, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 3, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Sort of like a college kid who blew his semester operating funds on a getaway to Mexico, and now tells parents they have to give him funds for lunches and some required the end, new funds have to keep pumping.
Back at the start of last 'negotiation' farse, I knew the 'upgrades/improvements' would still have to been done regardless of greedy worker excesses sucking up all old and new funds. From day one, it was always the poor riders who would have to foot the bill. These criminal public union assults on riders/taxpayers must stop....there are limits$$$...but never for the ignorant, greedy unions.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jan 3, 2014 at 12:39 pm

As far as I know, UNION/BART negotiations are ovvvvvveeeeeeeeer. What's the fuss?

I'm the kind of person that says, "Pretty is as pretty does! Easy Does it! All is Well on the Western Front! Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum! and of course tee hee hee". I love love love American expressions...oh yes I do!

For those of you that remain bitter because the Union was able to negotiate politely with BART, I say chill! "Chill out! Easy Does It! A Day At A Time!"

Union members simply do not understand the whining of such complainers that can be found on this blog. It's puzzling. How come so many of you believe that your opinion is the only one on planet earth that matters? duh...

Some of you are so opinionated and so nasty, it's starting to make me itch and I mean it!

Posted by Wake Up, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 6, 2014 at 9:53 am

Now BART rider get reamed through higher fares and parking fees to pay for the obscene compensation to BART workers. Remember this reaming at the next election for BART director. Voters need to wake up on how badly they are getting reamed by unions.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jan 6, 2014 at 10:06 am

It's waaaaaaay good for BART employees to have more to spend on their families.

It can only boost the economy...HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY!

Lets support our AMERICAN economy...VIVA AMERICA! VIVA!

Posted by Vince, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 7, 2014 at 8:41 am

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Posted by Hilarious, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jan 7, 2014 at 9:25 am

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Posted by Suzanne, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 7, 2014 at 11:13 am

Hilarious and Vince are the same person, and he is not funny.

Hilarious/Vince = pathetic

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