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Author Talk with Michael C. Healy about Bay Area Rapid Transit

Post Date:09/18/2023 11:20 AM

Michael C. Healy will discuss his book BART: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System on Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Use this link to join the Zoom event: Registration is not necessary to attend this free program.

In the first-ever history book about BART, longtime agency spokesman Michael C. Healy gives an insider’s account of the rapid transit system’s inception, hard-won approval, construction, and operations. Healy recreates the politically fraught venture to bring a new kind of public transit to the West Coast. What emerges is a sense of the individuals who made (and make) BART happen. 

Nicknamed “Mr. BART” by his colleagues, Michael C. Healy was responsible for BART’s media affairs and marketing activities from 1971—about ten months before trains started running—until his retirement in 2004. He wrote for radio and film and was the editor of The Sausalito News before taking a public relations job at the nascent transit agency. He is an alumnus of the University of Southern California.
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