BART finished last year with $21 million surplus 

click to enlarge BART finished last year with a $21.4 million surplus and plans to use most of the money on a long-range capital project. (Examiner file photo) - BART FINISHED LAST YEAR WITH A $21.4 MILLION SURPLUS AND PLANS TO USE MOST OF THE MONEY ON A LONG-RANGE CAPITAL PROJECT. (EXAMINER FILE PHOTO)
  • BART finished last year with a $21.4 million surplus and plans to use most of the money on a long-range capital project. (Examiner file photo)
  • BART finished last year with a $21.4 million surplus and plans to use most of the money on a long-range capital project. (Examiner file photo)

BART may not be pros at handling protests, but it is pretty adept at keeping up a healthy budget.

At a time when transit agencies across the country were struggling with gaping operating deficits, BART actually finished the year with a $21.4 million surplus, according to the agency’s most recent budget revision.

The agency has already identified $3.6 million in various improvement packages that the surplus will go toward. It plans on socking away the remainder of the surplus — $17.8 million — on some sort of long-range capital project. One possibility is putting the money toward the agency’s $3 billion rail replacement project.

wreisman@sfexaminer.com

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