BART Board President responds to transportation funding proposal
“California’s leadership made a great step today towards helping secure a brighter future for BART, thanks to this robust proposal of dedicated investment in transit,” said BART Board President Rebecca Saltzman.
“We thank Governor Brown and our legislative partners for this package, which if passed and signed into law will be a constant and reliable anchor for the region at a time when many of our most important institutions feel adrift, financially and otherwise. We also want to thank the legislators who have been fighting to ensure transit is included and has a stable source of funding.
For our riders, this means a safer, more reliable, more accessible, more equitable system: a system better equipped to accommodate a growing population in one of the most dynamic local economies in the world. Public transit is worth fighting for, and I speak for many when I say we are proud to be Californians and proud of what this funding will accomplish for future generations.”