Tell BART What You Want This Thursday in a Telephone Town Hall

the interior of an empty BART car

When it come to Bay Area Rapid Transit, everyone has something to say. Ever wish you could call up BART officials directly and tell them what you think — what’s working and what’s not? Well, now you can.

This Thursday, May 7, BART officials will hold their first ever telephone town hall meeting and webcast from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to offer the public a seat at the table and to affect BART’s new budget which will be adopted July 2015.

BART officials will take questions from participants who call in live. There is also an online webcast feature that allows you to submit a question in writing during the event and watch along live from a computer. You can also simply listen in if you would rather not ask a question.

This is a great opportunity for members of the communities most dependent on BART to call in and have their voices heard, and participate in a meaningful way to create better and more accessible transportation for the cities we live in. Items of discussion will include a planned base fare increase, new train cars, and the overall $1.6 billion that makes up BART’s annual budget.

Sign up in advance to receive an invitation and direct phone call at the start of the town hall. The webcast link is here. If you’d like to call in at 6:30 p.m. on May 7, the numbers for those who haven’t signed up are 855-269-4484 (English) and 888-400-9342 (Spanish). For more information, see the BART website.