Fare Evasion

New BART report show a disproportionate number of BART riders cited for fare evasion are African-American.
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KCBS Radio Morning News
December 20, 2019 - 10:29 am
As BART cracks down on riders who don't pay their fare, new data shows that nearly 50% of the passengers who received citations were black.
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BART fare inspector in San Francisco
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KCBS Radio Morning News
December 02, 2019 - 6:33 am
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) -- BART riders returning from the holiday weekend were greeted Monday morning at the Embarcadero station by fare inspectors, who boarded trains and demanded proof of payment from every passenger. The highly-visible enforcement effort forced early-morning trains to pause...
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BART Tests Double-Stacked Fare Gates
KCBS Radio Morning News
July 11, 2019 - 1:14 pm
RICHMOND — BART’s latest attempt to crack down on fare evaders has some law-abiding riders worried about their own safety. BART is testing a new fare gate at the Richmond station, with one set of gates stacked on top of the other. The taller gates are supposed to stop people from simply jumping...
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KCBS Radio Morning News
June 25, 2019 - 7:04 am
BART Board of Directors President Bevan Dufty responded Tuesday to an Alameda County civil grand jury report which painted the transit agency's fare-evasion problem as far worse than BART has acknowledged.
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Matt Bigler
June 25, 2019 - 12:00 am
A new report confirms what many BART commuters have been experiencing: crime is spiking on the transit system. Over the past four years robberies are up 128%, from 153 in 2014 to 349 last year. Aggravated assaults jumped 83%, from 71 to 130.
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BART entrance
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Margie Shafer
May 23, 2019 - 5:33 pm
BART officials are hoping that improved gate options will reduce the number of fare evaders, and it appears most BART Board members are prepared to embrace a less expensive option, as long as it's adopted quickly.
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BART Police
BART Police (Photo credit: Sipa/USA)
Tim Ryan
April 09, 2019 - 11:53 am
BART is stepping up patrols once again to tamp down on fare evaders and address concerns about safety throughout the system.
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BART Citation
BART Citation (Photo credit: Jenna Lane/KCBS Radio)
KCBS Radio Morning News
September 28, 2018 - 6:42 am
BART directors voted Thursday night to expand the agency's fare-evasion enforcement program, adding ten new inspectors to a force that will now number 57.
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