Why did BART come “within a gnat’s eyelash” of being derailed by voters before the first track had ever been laid? How did Berkeley force BART to go underground? What’s the deal with BART managers getting busted by FBI sting operations? All these questions and many more are answered in this week’s episode, which was recorded live at the Oakland Public Library on October 9, 2019.
Michael Healy, who was BART’s spokesperson for 32 years and wrote “The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System” (Heyday), shares an insider’s look at the many triumphs, setbacks, and controversies that BART has faced since its mid-20th century inception. Listen now to hear the wide-ranging interview and audience Q&A. (Special thanks to Katie McMurran for recording this event. If you missed it, the Oakland Heritage Alliance will be hosting Mike Healy’s next presentation on November 21.)
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