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BART Turns 40: Some History Lessons

BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, turns 40-years-old today, with the unfortunate anniversary of 9/11.  Some historical and financial tidbits: The original system was supposed to serve Marin and San Mateo Counties, along with San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties.  According to Stephen Zwerling, San Mateo dropped out due to concern that neighboring …