Before everyone gets all excited that doing all of this might halt the proposed fare increases, Luce writes that it won't prevent the increases from happening this time around, but that it will prevent further increases further down the line. We expect the proposals will get about as far as the usual proposals sent by mid-level types who propose major changes affecting people in charge-- hello Del Boca Vista. We mean, what would happen if BART affected those changes? Talk about setting a bad precedent. Then MUNI and CalTrains and AC Transit would be under pressure to cut management and management bonuses.
Oh yeah, it turns out that union contracts for BART, AC Transit and SamTrans are all up at the end of the month. Cue strike threats and dire warnings.