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Of course, Muni is not the only SF transit org that’s having troubles: a headline in today’s Examiner announced BART Wants More Fare Hikes, while the Chron went with BART directors weigh options to avoid layoffs.

At issue: a $25.2 million mid-year budget deficit that BART management will be proposing, at Thursday’s BART board of directors meeting, to manage with fare increases, surcharges, parking fees, layoffs and service cuts. Sound familiar? The Chron and Ex have the breakdown on the proposed changes.

At the state level, a bill passed Monday would establish an independent oversight committee to investigate BART PD conduct. Local Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, however, said the bill didn’t go far enough, but he supported it anyway.

Finally, SF Weekly has noticed a BART sign that has a mistake on it. We all have our battles to fight, I guess.

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • Leanna Yip

    I especially love the typo in credit card transactions that reads, “BART – MONTOMERY.”

  • Eve Batey

    Doesn’t “MONTOMERY” sound like something out of the DSM?

  • Greg Dewar

    Also, there’s a big meeting at the Metropolitian Transportation Commission tomorrow, where they may vote to take the $70 million for the Oakland Airport Connector boondoggle that BART is about to lose anyway because they frakked up the process, and give it to bay area transit agencies to pay for maintenance costs instead!

    this link also has a link to other blogs writing about this. It’s a small bit of good news for sad transit agencies these days!

    http://www.njudahchronicles.com/2010/01/a_weird_way_to_perhaps_help_cash_strappe.html

    Fun fact: Sup. Daly is on the board of the MTC! If Daly voted to divvy up the funds, I’d say that’d be fucking awesome and he could say “fuck” at the meeting too!!!