10 Questions For BART Regarding TransLink
1) Why hasn't BART, as the rail backbone of the Bay Area, taken more of a leading role in the design and implementation of the TransLink program?
2) Why has BART decided to thwart it's national reputation as the transportation agency leading the nation with "cutting edge" technologies by taking a backseat, or even adversarial, position on TransLink?
3) Why isn't BART, being the true "hub" of the TransLink program, one of the FIRST agencies to implement TransLink instead one of the last, forcing other agencies to push their implementation of TransLink back even further?
4) Why does BART continue to lay road blocks in the way of TransLink, and continually threaten to "back out" instead of being more constructive as the "Leading" agency should be?
5) Why were decisions made to purchase ticket machines, faregates and other equipment that would make the TransLink "technology" more difficult to to design?
6) Why does BART beta test, and then start a program such as "EZ Rider" when TransLink is finally gearing up for roll-out?
7) Why hasn't BART set their "media machine" in full motion on the TransLink issue telling the general public their views, for or against, TransLink?
8) Why isn't BART trying to "sell" the commuting public on the merits of the TransLink program?
9) Why does it appear to a guy like me, Joe Public Taxpayer, that BART has not come clean with the public about their views on TransLink?
10) Why doesn't BART like TransLink?
I am aware that I posess a very limited understanding of the TransLink program and implementation process. All I know is what I have gained through local press reports, the MTC reports, and the very few official statements made by BART over the years.
how it looks to me, tell me if i'm wrong