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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Special District

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid TransitCandidate for Director, District 7

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Roland Emerson

Office Services Supervisor
4,957 votes (5.7%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Make BART a cutting edge transit system again by focusing on maintenance and upgrades to the core system and push for a second Transbay Tube.
  • Upgrade and clean up all the stations. Open the bathrooms.
  • Get a real BART commuter pass for the central stations.



UCONN MFA, Acting (1985)

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and California Counts, a public media collaboration. (2)

Do you have a strategy to encourage bicyclists to use BART? If so, please describe in detail.
Answer from Roland Emerson:

BART should follow Caltrain and have one car (the last car?) be a bike only car. No seats just poles for handhold. It just makes sense.

News outlets have reported that many of BART's surveillance cameras don't work. What steps will you take to ensure that video cameras are functional throughout the system? In your answer please specifically indicate when the cameras will be fully functional. 
Answer from Roland Emerson:

All cameras should be REAL and working, on all tran cars and in the stations.

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