Officials are hopeful that allowing new vendors will supplement the sagging budget. However, the amount of revenue generated by its current fleet of vendors is reportedly fairly small.
"Allowing businesses to set up shop in "multiple" stations is one way BART can gain revenue without burdening riders.
BART has had retail and concessions at stations since the 1980s, but 'we're always looking to find more types of vendors,' spokesman Linton Johnson said. Malls and clothing stores are among those retailers that have expressed interest, he said."