BART Toll Hike Letter

For immediate release:

Dear Mr. Cortese and Ms. Saltzman,

The undersigned group of legislators writes on behalf of our constituents in the East Bay who are alarmed by recent suggestions that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will seek to impose a toll increase on the Bay Area's seven state-owned bridges to fund transportation infrastructure projects, including the purchase of new rail cars for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Given the direct financial impact that a toll increase would have on our constituents, especially those commuting to and from the East Bay, we feel that it is prudent to request clarification on the purpose and scope of this proposal. Please respond to the following questions:

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