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BART general manager announces $28M plan to boost safety and security

Original post made on Aug 8, 2018

In the wake of three recent homicides and other violent crimes on the BART system, BART General Manager Grace Crunican announced Monday that she's asking the transit district's board to approve a $28 million comprehensive safety and security plan.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 12:02 PM

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Posted by RR
a resident of Golden Eagle
on Aug 8, 2018 at 2:38 pm

BART is the worst rapid transit system that I have EVER used. Worse that NYC, Chicago, Washington, DC, and several countries in Europe. Besides being dangerous the cars are filthy.


10 people like this
Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 8, 2018 at 4:16 pm

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....boosting the visible presence of police and other transit agency employees in the system, enhancing BART's network of surveillance cameras and increasing public safety outreach....

How about instead of just adding a visible presence, enforcing some reasonable controls. I.e. Bart is intended to be a transportation system, not temporary housing or a bathroom. If you're riding BART for the day because you don't have anywhere else to go, sorry, but get off and out of the station.


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Posted by Disgusted
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 8, 2018 at 7:35 pm

Nice attempt to address issues but what I didn’t see was the plan to eliminate the people that use the trains as toilets, a place to trade/sell drugs, use the seats as beds while passed out from alcohol or drugs and basically a way to kill time and while doing so harrass hard working patrons.


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Posted by William S
a resident of Pheasant Ridge
on Aug 9, 2018 at 10:21 am

Pales far in comparison, But last night my son's scooter camp counselor's truck was stolen from level 4 of the West Dublin/Pleasanton station, Pleasanton side. The counselor took a select group of kids to SF on BART for an afternoon scooter excursion. Truck contents were scooters and helmets and other gear/ personal content for the kid's scooter camp here in Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Danville. Keeping camp cost's down, the contents and older truck were not fully insured. Thieves have no idea and I suspect generally don't care. I went to the station to pick up my son, and offer the young counselor my support, and wait for BART police to arrive. As I was surveying the garage I realized there are NO security cameras in the garage, only a few around the terminal itself. That seems irresponsible, a simple inexpensive security measure that would deter crime and help in investigating crimes that did happen.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

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Cameras wouldn't matter as im sure the criminals were having a temporary mental break excusing them of any responsibility


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Posted by mike
a resident of Avila
on Aug 10, 2018 at 7:59 am

Don't you get it, the bart board doesn't care.
they want to use bart as a social welfare project.
and spend all your money, its just so obvious

when are we going to wake up around here, we don't have to wear MAGA hat but please we need to elect some people with some common sense


9 people like this
Posted by Hansen Curious
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 10, 2018 at 1:17 pm

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A simple and easy to implement solution that will stop 98% of the people using BART as a mobile homeless shelter, drug den, and bathroom is to have fare gates that block entry to anyone without a valid ticket. NY and other cities have fare gates that prevent fare evasion. BART can do the same, but needs to have the will and motivation.


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 10, 2018 at 8:10 pm

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@HC,

I agree fare gates like that would go a long way in helping clean up BART on the pay side of the gates. There would still be more work to be done in the stations on the other side of the gates.

Good suggestion.


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