BART to consider placing $3.5 billion bond measure on November ballot

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BART is considering putting a $3.5 billion bond measure on the November ballot. The money will help repair and replace the 43-year-old system. (KGO-TV)

BART is considering putting a $3.5 billion bond measure on the November ballot. The money will help repair and replace the 43-year-old system.

Officials say it's time to make it safer and more reliable.

On Thursday morning, the BART Board of Directors is set to vote on the measure.

BART says it created the System Renewal Program Plan to replace and repair 90 miles of deteriorating tracks, outdated speed control equipment, and other aging infrastructure.

Another goal of the plan is to reduce traffic and protect the environment by keeping thousands of cars off the roads in the future.

Officials say the plan was created based in part on the feedback of riders.

Thursday's meeting begins at 9 a.m. in BART's board room at the Kaiser 20th Street Mall in Oakland.

The public will have a chance to comment before the board votes.

We want to know how you feel about the proposed BART bond. Share your message on social media using #DearBART. We might use your comment on air or online.

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