You Gotta Love BART


#161

Wild west on Bart. …those thieves are lucky…Too bad the stabber didnt have a gun…


#162

In a society full of weak guys, we need to celebrate weakness as hero. Celebrating the strong guys as heroes would alienate the majority. This work well in a democracy.


#163

Well, GOOD FOR HIM! I do hope he’ll get off without a sentence. Clearly he was defending himself. Though I’m not sure the law will see it that way if they were unarmed.


#164

Criminals should be in jail, not on the Bart and make good people criminals. Bart may become as dangerous as NYC subway

Crime is worsening everywhere, even in the safest neighborhood. California’s stupid measures have released too many criminals to our streets. The politicians should be sent to jail for endangering the public


#165

Isn’t this essentially what happens in sports where the refs always only catch the second guy who retaliates in response to a foul or illegal hit/move by an opposing player? The fact is, if the “victims” didn’t make the first move in the first place there is no story…


#166

That’s California for you. Same place that wants a day to remember a criminal killed by the police, but a day to remember police killed on duty is considered offensive. Texas would handle all those situations far differently.


#167

True. They’d ask why the guy used a knife instead of a gun.


#168

Promises, promises…


#169

How about taking care of the loosely guarded, swinging emergency door that is so far away from where the booth operator is snoring away or making the side glass partitions in the station higher???


#170

For any repairs or doing what you want, money is needed. Fire that lazy janitor. Easy peachy.


#171

#172

Amazing it takes a court ruling to approve it.


#173

And yet these cities fight tooth and nail against every new housing project


#174

Watched the tape. Looks like BART got a SOP issue to deal with.
A Lockheed retiree went school asking for an evening job picking up trash. The public school became a Charter school. The new school urged him to stay doing the same. How much did you make $15/hr? Too low, how about $50/hr? He got the job. In fact, he was so busy he asked me if I could help him recruit employees doing downtown office. When I asked others what happened to him not long ago. He made out like a bandit and retired again. Sam


#175

Even more amazing is that the court approved it.


#176

#177

Not many surprises on the map perhaps except the Peninsula stops. Then again, I don’t know anything about Peninsula.


Map apparently shows richest, poorest neighborhoods by BART station
#178

High tech issues…


#179

This is the same problem that has dogged Muni all these years with the streetcar doors. Who hasn’t been on the Muni streetcar where one of the freaking doors won’t close to the point the driver has to manually close the door from further operation? Come on, the door mechanism is the main focal point so you have to get that right. But noooooooo…


#180

This morning, I see a BART rider put his bike over the glass wall siding and proceed to climb over, presumably without paying. Get a clue, BART!!!