Tuesday, August 11, 2009

stop BART's Oakland Airport Connector

Becks at Living in the O and others have links to a petition to stop BART's current plans for the Oakland Airport Connector. Calling it a boondoggle is an understatement, to the tune of $500 million (or more -- the price keeps going up.) The latest, as Becks reports, is that the planned speed for BART's OAC will be even slower -- slower than the speed limit for cars and busses. It will cost a ton of money, and the projected ridership won't begin to cover the costs, even at $6 a ride (vs. $3 for the current AirBART.) Better alternatives, like a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to replace the existing AirBART have been proposed, but BART seems hell-bent on spending the money. Read more about it on the TransForm website, and make your voice heard!

4 comments:

ArtSparker said...

Signed it.

transbay said...

That logo is totally sweet.

Gene said...

Thanks on both counts. "Boondoggle" totally fits the project, and from there my brain easily made the transition of the 'ba' logo to my 'bd' parody. Feel free to use the logo to further the cause.

oaklandliving said...

Thanks for posting the link. And your logo is amazing!