bart_generic1.jpgBART will hold a public hearing today that is the first in a series of 18 community meetings over the next 12 days to get the public’s input on a proposal to temporarily reduce fares.

At the workshops, the transit agency also wants to hear about what constitutes a proposed service or fare change that is significant enough to trigger an internal civil rights review aimed at avoiding discriminatory effects.

During these reviews, BART will hold public workshops and target communications toward low-income, minority and other traditionally underrepresented communities.

BART says it seeks public input in defining what constitutes a “major service change.”

In the future, a major service change will determine when BART will hold community meetings to seek public input before significant service changes are implemented.

By attending one of the upcoming meetings and providing input, residents can play an active part in developing that important definition.

The first meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the San Francisco Chinatown Community Center at 663 Clay St. in San Francisco.

Details about all 18 meetings are available at on BART’s site.

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  • Greg Dewar

    If you want an example of why BART sucks, here we go. They are using one-time money to do a temporary fare “reduction” to help James Fang get re-elected. This is insane – next year they’ll have another money problem and instead of using this one time boost correctly they’ll have used it to re-elect a stupid lying politician who’s going nowhere anyway.

    Why no one is running against this bozo is beyond me. Come on, San Francisco and San Mateo! Can’t you find at least one intelligent person to serve on the BART board??????

  • Xenu

    So let me get this straight — a COMMUTER train service is having “public” meetings DURING WORKING HOURS?!

    What a massive FAIL.