May 1, 2013

New BART enforcement law to take effect

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Starting next week, law enforcement officers policing the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) system in San Francisco, Oakland and other cities can issue bus and subway bans for unruly passengers, according to The San Francisco Appeal.

California Assembly Bill 716, which took effect last year, allows BART to issue a “prohibition order” against anyone who commits certain offenses on the transit district’s property, such as violence against employees or passengers, defacing property or urinating in public. For the full story, click here.

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