BART stinks

Sometimes, BART smells bad — really bad. Seemingly BART, stands more for Bay Aroma Rapid Transit. And its not just some of the passengers, but BART’s service and policies.

Is using public transportation like BART a good idea? In 2013, the workers of BART went on strike twice.

Public transportation is unreliable. It’s also expensive. Is finding a seat on BART hard or easy? Are BART cars clean? Are BART workers polite?

To make matters more aromatic, A Bay Area regional governmental agency wants commuters to stop using their cars.

The unelected commissioners (board of directors) of the Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has decided that cars are a nuisance.

On March 26, the online edition of the Sacramento Bee reported that MTC has approved a plan to require, by September 30, that all Bay Area businesses with more that 50 full-time employees offer “commuter subsidies” to encourage employees to use public transportation instead of driving to work. Did anyone ever think of the smells associated with public transportation?

MTC is a regional governmental agency responsible for transportation planning in the nine Bay Area counties.

Not one MTC commissioner (director) was ever elected by a direct vote of the people. Commissioners are selected from a pool of locally elected officials. For example, Amy Worth of the Orinda City Council was elected to her city council seat. But Worth, who is also chairperson of MTC, was not elected by voters to her MTC job.

Since when, in America, did unelected officials get the right to impose taxes (and body odor) and on citizens?

Didn’t King George III of England try to impose — on the American colonies — taxation without representation? Americans fought the Revolutionary War to stop such government arrogance. The time has come to get rid of unelected bureaucrats imposing taxes on Americans.

Specifically, it’s time to get rid of MTC, BART, and all the smells that come with them.

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