#SanFrancisco uses #BART to shake-down poor people

Faced with a multimillion-dollar budget shortfall and flat ridership, incompetent BART is taking the first step toward another punishing fare hike.

Mayor Lee continues his war against the poor.

BART officials say commute ridership is up but weekends, off-peak and short rides have slipped so much, it’s dragging the whole system’s numbers down.

BART fares are already set go up across the board in January by 2.7 percent under a policy the agency has adopted to raise prices automatically to track inflation. That will raise the cost of a $5 ticket by 10 to 15 cents.

The fare changes that BART is considering now would be more select.

Read the whole story in the San Francisco Chronicle

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