BART turns to Twitter in hopes of funding project aimed at reducing overcrowding

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- BART is turning to Twitter, hoping commuters will convince elected leaders to fund a project aimed at reducing overcrowding on the system.

If you live in the Bay Area you've probably had the experience of being crammed like sardines in a train.

That is why BART will host a "Race for Space" Town Hall on Twitter this Thursday at noon.

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The transit system wants to increase traffic through the Transbay Tube by getting new cars and a new control system.

BART applied for Federal funding last year to pay for the improvements, but officials have not responded to that request yet.

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