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Published on May 30, 2023
Increased BART Police Force Proves Ability to Crack Down on Offenders

In an effort to address concerns of safety and cleanliness that may be holding back full ridership, BART has doubled its police presence on trains and in stations. The increased police force is leading to significantly more arrests in recent months, with March and April logging some of the highest monthly arrest totals since the start of the pandemic. While the focus on increased police presence and arrests may draw some riders back, BART is also embracing positive PR efforts, such as a recent anime character promotion event at FanimeCon in San Jose. The key question remains whether the boost in police staffing and new facilities will be financially sustainable in the long run. Continue reading on SFist →

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