This morning Jim participated in a press conference with the Governor, Senate Pro Tem Perata, Mayor Dellums and others to announce $24 million for the BART transbay tube retrofit. The Council is proud to have such a tight relationship with BART. BART was the first major project of the Bay Area Council in the 1950’s when the Council conceived of the project, drafted the legislation, pushed it through the legislature and then funded the ballot campaign. We have heavily supported its expansion and improvement ever since. Indeed, Jim Wunderman was a co-chair of the BART tube seismic-upgrade campaign in 2004 that raised nearly $1 billion.