A group of Bay Area and Los Angeles lawmakers warned state legislative leaders Thursday of a
“long-term, possibly irreversible” downfall
for BART, Caltrain and the region’s transit agencies if California doesn’t step in to fund their operations.
In California, public transit services are largely funded locally or regionally. However, the issue is becoming one of this year’s biggest legislative battles as transit agencies project drastic service cuts after they run out of the billions in federal funds that have propped up operations during the pandemic.