New BART Budget Targets Ongoing Service Problems

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 (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)

BART's Board of Directors approved a $1.6 billion budget on Thursday focused on increasing train capacity and improving on-time performance. The budget vote comes as weekday ridership reaches record levels and passenger satisfaction continues to dip. We discuss the improvements BART is proposing and what the agency needs to do in the longer term to address aging infrastructure, deferred maintenance and funding challenges.

Guests:

Dan Brekke, blogger and online editor, KQED

Nick Josefowitz, director, representing BART's District 8

Steve Heminger, director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

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