Denise Jenkins/BART Rider:” I’d like to know
about getting receipts for money spent on your travels on BART.” Majorie Washington/BART Station Agent: “Thank
you for the question. I’m Station Agent Marjorie Washington from
the West Dublin Station. BART ticket vending machines were not designed
to give receipts for cash purchases for a couple of reasons.
The more choices a person has to make at a vending machine – such as whether you want
a receipt or not – the longer the lines back up.
BART is legally required to provide receipts for credit and debit purchases and those little
receipts end up littering our stations. Imagine if every transaction produced a receipt? It
would be bad for the environment. If you need proof of purchase….perhaps for
documentation for commuter tax benefits offered through your job, here is a trick:
Put an extra nickel of value on your ticket. That way the ticket will be returned to you
at the end of your trip – showing the trip you made and what you paid for it, which you
could copy for your records. You could then add more value to the nickel-ticket
the next time you need to travel.”