BART: Enough is enough

By now it is apparent that the BART system is out of control as far as benefits and pay packages are concerned. BART was built by and is owned and subsidized by us -- the taxpayers. Yet, 2,000 workers are given the right to strike and hold the entire Bay Area hostage. This is unacceptable, to say the least.

I propose that BART management spend the remaining time left of Gov. Brown's 60-day cooling-off period to line up all possible buses they can find from around the country, block off one lane of the busiest freeway lanes into San Francisco and use them to run those buses until BART employees settle. The inconvenience for the Bay Area would be mitigated and maybe if BART employees are out long enough they would finally realize how good a deal they already have.

If need be, I am sure there would be many people who have lost their jobs to line up to be trained to become BART employees.

Don Runnals

Lafayette

Down with Plan Bay Area

Another good reason not to support the regional plan for the Bay Area (Plan Bay Area) is that the big corporations with vested interests will make sure that they have their own people in decision-making capacities. They already do this with state governments via the American Legislative Exchange Council, and they will surely try here.

Suzanne McCrady

Walnut Creek (Rossmoor)



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