Watch our online town hall featuring questions from riders


Watch our online town hall featuring questions from riders

**An archive of this online town hall is available at www.bart.gov/townhall. Directors took questions from our riders that were submitted via email and Twitter.  Lots of great topics were covered including crowding, underground restrooms, wifi on trains, safety, hot cars, better station lighting and signs, a second trans bay tube, discounts, fare evasion and more.

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Riders with questions about BART’s budget priorities will have an opportunity to get answers during a live online town hall meeting being held at noon on Wednesday, June 3rd.  Directors Gail Murray and Rebecca Saltzman will take questions that have been emailed or tweeted in before and during the webcast.

This online town hall offers the public another opportunity to ask questions about BART’s proposed budget, which is currently being developed for adoption at the June 11th Board of Directors meeting.  The proposed $1.6 billion budget prioritizes efforts to increase passenger capacity, improve on-time performance and station cleanliness, and to address concerns raised by customers in the latest customer satisfaction survey. 

This online forum is the latest in a round of outreach efforts to give riders who have questions about our service and system convenient and quick access to Directors and key staff.   Earlier this year, officials held a telephone town hall and a Twitter town hall. Both proved to be a success in terms of communicating directly with members of the public on a wide variety of topics.

How it works

  • Starting today and through the live event you can email your budget questions to BetterBART@bart.gov.
  • Starting at 9am on Wednesday June 3rd you can tweet your question by tagging @SFBART. We will also monitor the feed during the event for those with questions once the town hall starts.  We will not be responding via Twitter. You must watch the town hall to see if your question was answered.
  • The town hall will be held from Noon-1pm on Wednesday June 3rd.  Watch it live at www.bart.gov/townhall.  To watch the meeting, make sure you have Microsoft Silverlight downloaded on your computer. Google Chrome is not compatible with Microsoft Silverlight so you must use another browser to watch the event.
  • An archive video will be available at the same location immediately following the event for those who couldn’t watch it live. 

Other budget related events

The official public hearing for the budget will be held during the Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, May 28th at 5pm.

Online townhall June 3rd noon-1pm www.bart.gov/townhall