You Gotta Love BART


#462

Well, unfortunately we are a captive audience. There is no alternative for some folks. Why do you think it is a breeze (relatively speaking) when they go on strike or when their contract talks begin. Yeah, they may strike a few days but the entire region shuts down. Whatever happened to that proposed legislation outlawing Bart from striking??? Same place as the bump stock ban…


#463

Is there any data that says people that don’t pay the fare commit crime at a much higher rate on BART? I don’t see what paying vs. not paying the fare has to do with it.


#464

Come on, Mr. Seattle!!! Really???


#465

I’m sure most fare evaders are just poor people trying to get by and make it to work each day.


#466

The are still committing a crime


#467

But from someone who literally walks through BART stations everyday, you see a lot of mentally ill and very questionable folks in BART who managed to sneak through. It has gotten better, they have added barbed wire to the tops of the glass walls and have made the emergency exits more sturdy but fare evaders still get through.


#468

That’s crazy. I don’t get how BART is considered a plus then.


#469

We don’t even want a wall to protect the border of our country from illegals. You think people in the bay area would support a wall to stop fare evaders?

The funniest thing I saw recently was ICE protesters in Portland creating a wall to keep police out of their encampment. They are literally protesting immigration enforcement and want open borders, but they built a wall around their own camp.


#470

How to deal with mentally ill people? Why are there many more mentally ill people in Bay Area than other places? Is Bay Area natural environment toxic and people are more likely to become crazy here?:joy:

Or is Bay Area too liberal so more people become crazy from liberal experiment with drugs?


#471

To much tolerance of bad behavior here. Plus that shit in LA the cops beat the crap out you


#472

Well, we can force help on them. But some people think this is violating their rights somehow…


#473

People rioted when Oscar Grant was shot by Bart police.
Now the cops are gun shy. And the criminals know it.


#474

Yet the stupid leaders then turn down stun guns…


#475

Here’s something I never saw on BART. An unconscious man in need of medical attention for a seizure was dragged off a commuter train in long beach so another commuter would not be late for work.


#476

#477

Just another day in the bay.


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#480

Are they just going to sit in their police cars and chill in the parking lot though?

And I guess fares will be going up soon (again).


#481

Anyone who has walked through say the Embarcadero Bart Station probably has seen Bart police officers yucking it up in some group chat or they maybe on the side checking out the latest Dragonboy postings on this site… unbelieveable