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BART board to take up proposed anti-panhandling law

Original post made on Sep 2, 2019

BART will debate whether to ban panhandling in its stations and on its trains by the end of October.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, September 1, 2019, 11:01 PM

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Posted by Ruth
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 2, 2019 at 6:59 pm

YAY!!! Finally someone has the guts to address the mess.

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Posted by Flightops
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 7, 2019 at 12:41 pm

Flightops is a registered user.

What about all the homeless riding the trains and hassling the riders paying their way? How about the fare gate jumpers or the filthy trains and stations, the vehicle breakins in the Bart lots and the total lack of security on the whole system?? Panhandling is just the beginning Bart has a long way to go to fix their mess, the more money we give them the worse it gets.

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 8, 2019 at 7:14 am

Pleasanton Parent is a registered user.

Enforcement of existing rules would probably mean more than just adding more that wont get enforced.

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Posted by Ed
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 15, 2019 at 6:51 pm

I've been a daily BART rider to SF going on 4 years now and much of what's complained about is inherent in riding any form of public transportation. You're always going to have a disparate group riding together on buses, trains, ferries - drunks, weirdos, suburbanites, ethnic types,techies, old, young, etc. I wish there were officers on every train and on every platform and station concourse but there isn't enough money to do that and still keep the fares reasonable. Most of the time those of us on the train are all commuters, minding our own business just trying to get to and from work. Once in a while there will be someone who walks slowly through the car with a cardboard sign asking for money, or someone who smells like they just smoked a bowl but it's easy enough to ignore them. I wear headphones and just focus on my phone.

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