BART hopes tax will pay for railcars

Posted on May 24, 2011

OAKLAND, Calif. — Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) officials are hoping voters in in Contra Costa, Alameda and San Francisco counties will approve a parcel tax to raise $900 million to $1 billion to replace its aging railcars, according to the Contra Costa Times.

BART estimates it could cost roughly $3.2 billion to $3.4 billion to get 775 to 1,000 new railcars. The tax measure, which will require two-thirds approval, might appear on the ballot as early as November 2012. For the full story, click here.



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