BART riders say no to Fang's fare reduction gimmick.
The Feds forced BART to solicit public opinion on the fare reduction gimmick that would only last for 4 months that James Fang is pushing. (How convenient Fang is up for reelection to the BART board this November....) Almost 4 out of 5 passengers say they would rather see longer service hours and cleaner trains. Also BART staff disclosed that it would cost about $200,000 to change all the system's fare signs when the prices went down then back up again.
Personally I hope this convinces the BART board to reject Fang's fare gimmick which is truly only to benefit his own reelection. Especially since cleaning cars will have a more noticeable and pleasing effect among passengers than cutting their fares by nickles for 4 months. But I have a bad feeling they'll vote for it anyway since Fang bought their votes with surplus money.