Today’s Headlines

  • Stabbing Closes MacArthur BART (SFChron, EastBayTimes, KQED)
  • AC Transit Drivers Feel Threatened (NBCBayArea)
  • Price of Muni Mission Bay Loop Goes Up (SFExaminer)
  • West Portal Merchants Complain about Construction (CBSLocal)
  • Oakland Deals with Scooters (Fox2)
  • More on Scooter Discounts (Curbed)
  • More on Scooter Charging Gig (SFChron)
  • Crissy Field Avenue for Bikes and Peds Only (CBSLocal)
  • Presidio’s Next Redevelopment Project (SFChron)
  • More on Parking for God (Hoodline)
  • China Camp State Park Mountain Biking Festival (MarinIJ)
  • Commentary: California Should Go 100% Renewable (SFChron)

Get state headlines at Streetsblog CA, national headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • p_chazz

    A woman murdered on a BART station platform and people wonder why transit ridership is going down…

  • Rogue Cyclist

    I’ve cut back night and weekend leisure trips on BART. The odds of running into bad stuff jumps with 20 min. frequencies.

  • A few months ago, for the first time in over a year, I rode the Richmond line to visit friends in El Cerrito. Wow. In the 18 years I’ve lived in the area and have ridden BART this was really the first time I felt unsafe, on a Saturday afternoon, both directions. First, there was absolutely ZERO security or police presence in the Montgomery station, either roaming the station or on the platform. Second, the condition of the train was disgusting with questionable bodily fluids pooled up in one area and the stench of someone’s rotting leftovers in another. I was greeted on the platform by a woman wearing only a fur coat and flip flops, begging for money, and harassing white people when her decibel screeches for cash were ignored.

    And the question is raised why people don’t use transit…

  • Jeffrey Baker

    Well, more people use it than ever. I’m not even sure that the problem of psychos on trains is worse now than it was 20 years ago. Seems about the same.

  • No, it is worse now than 20 years ago. Trains, stations, etc. Take a look at the crime statistics.

  • p_chazz
  • Jeffrey Baker

    I can’t find BART crime reports from 20 years ago. In the FBI Uniform Crime Report, BART only appears as far back as 2009. Got any stats from 1998?