BART Board of Directors Votes Down Livermore Extension

A controversial vote sets a "fix it first" agenda for regional transit planning—the implications of this decision could potentially reach far beyond the scope of this single project.
May 26, 2018, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"BART won’t go to Livermore, the transit agency’s Board or Directors decided after a nearly four-hour hearing in Oakland on Thursday," reports Michael Cabanatuan.

The "fix it first" mantra that applies in many arenas of infrastructure planning and development ended up winning out in the debate over the project. "On a 5-4 vote, the board sided with those who felt BART should focus on rebuilding and modernizing the existing system before it commits to building more extensions," according to Cabanatuan.

"The board also voted against proceeding with plans for a rapid bus system that would have directly connected to the Dublin/Pleasanton Station," adds Cabanatuan.

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Published on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in The San Francisco Chronicle
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