Spirited Discussion with BART Director Debora Allen
The Bay Area Council this week (Oct. 5) launched its Spirited Discussion speakers series on the Klamath, welcoming BART Board Director Debora Allen to share her insights on the system and its future. Allen, who opened her remarks by stating, “I love transit and want BART to succeed in a big way,” talked about the imperative for improving safety, cleanliness and overall rider experience on the region’s workhorse commuter rail service and the need for greater fiscal accountability. She has been a strong proponent for fiscal responsibility as BART confronts a major funding gap in the next few years as ridership continues to lag. Thank you Director Allen for joining us and sharing your great insights.
The Council’s “Spirited Discussion” series will continue on a monthly basis featuring a new special guest each round as an opportunity to learn more about a pressing policy issue, engage in a lively discussion, and network with the featured guest and fellow Bay Area Council members. Stay tuned for a lineup of future speakers.