For all of you idiots that blame all the crime in Pleasanton on BART, and that blame BART on President Obama, please read this link from the BART website.
It clearly shows that the story of "BART" starts in 1946. The formed Commission advised, in its final report in 1957, "that any transportation plan must be coordinated with the area's total plan for future development. Since no development plan existed, the Commission prepared one itself. The result of their thoroughness is a master plan which did much to bring about coordinated planning in the Bay Area, and which was adopted a decade later by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).The Commission's least-cost solution to traffic tie-ups was to recommend forming a five-county rapid transit district, whose mandate would be to build and operate a high-speed rapid rail network linking major commercial centers with suburban sub-centers."
Construction initally began in June of 1964. Monday, September 11, 1972 was the first day of revenue service. September 27, 1972 then President Nixon rode on BART. On Oct. 25, 1991 (I believe Bush Sr. in office) groundbreaking took place for the Dublin/Pleasanton station. May 10, 1997 (President Clinton in office) the Dublin/Pleasanton station offically opens.
These are the facts, there is no conspiracy going on. Obama not to blame for BART coming to Pleasanton. PERIOD.