East Bay Yesterday Live: Exploring BART History with Michael C. Healy

Wednesday Oct 09 2019   6:00 PM
Oakland Main Library  125 14th St, Oakland, CA  map

Join us for a conversation about the history of BART and the system’s impact on the Bay Area. East Bay Yesterday podcast host Liam O’Donoghue will interview Michael C. Healy, who served as the agency’s spokesperson from 1972 until 2005 and shared his memories in the book, BART: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System. Expect to hear stories of epic political battles, scandals, a “phantom station,” and even a baby born on BART.

Free and open to the public; more info here.

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.