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Policymakers: Public transit will go over 'fiscal cliff' without more state dollars

Original post made on Jun 1, 2023

As the upcoming state budget deadline looms over California, state policymakers warned Gov. Gavin Newsom that his ambitious climate targets will crumble without adequate funding for public transportation.

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Posted by CyberVoter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 1, 2023 at 1:38 pm

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There is a reason that the public transit in the Bay Area is in fiscal trouble:
- It is run by zealots that do not care what the public wants & will force them into their "Utopia"
- Meanwhile - look at the # of riders on public transit!. the buses that i see have (at most) only a very few passengers on a long, two section articulated bus!
- It would be cheaper (& better in all ways) to sell the buses & replace them with much smaller coaches and even subsidized "Uber" cars.
- The MTC is NOT providing transit anyone wants! (Do the politicians ride the bus????)
- I will never ride BART again & am very concerned for my health & safety when I ride Caltrain
Please stop throwing my tax dollars away on a broken system. Start with a "clean sheet" and provide what the residents want & NOT what the politicians & "City Planners" want them to use!

It is time for a wholesale change - including new leadership!

Posted by Joseph E. Davis
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jun 2, 2023 at 1:02 pm

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BART is such a horror show that its Newsom appointed auditor resigned in disgust a couple months ago due to the stonewalling of its board, management, and unions.

Why should they get a single extra dollar to burn on their bonfire of self-dealing and incompetence?

Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 2, 2023 at 9:15 pm

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BART and other public transit are perfect examples of what make Corruptifornia

Posted by pogo
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 4, 2023 at 7:37 am

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My wife and I have a little game of checking out the number of riders inside those huge, sleek, expensive buses as we drive along El Camino Real. The game is whether the number of passengers on a bus will be zero or one passenger.

Try it yourself.

Spoiler alert: it’s almost always zero.

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