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Old 02-09-2013, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Liminal Space
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BART Bans: Transit Agency May Kick Troublemakers Out Of System Entirely

My reaction: you have to publicly defecate three times before you can get banned???
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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Good luck. I've seen the SAME bum cutting his toe nails in public view every week for the past 2 years on the Richmond-S.F train.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:02 PM
 
Location: AK, CA, FL, WA, AUS
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Hopefully BART follows through, but I doubt it will happen.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:38 AM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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I like the comment about implementing Singaporean rules for BART. It would do wonders, but unfortunately is too "mean" for the Bay Area.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:57 AM
 
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People defecating on BART is a serious concern. Last year, when mechanics looked into the cause of a broken escalator at San Francisco's Civic Center Station, they found the machinery had been clogged with a critical mass of human feces.
And I thought the subway in NYC was bad! How do they even let it get to that point? That's beyond disgusting and straight into health and safety hazard.

I would be curious to see how they go about implementing/enforcing these bans. And I agree, OP, how does one only get banned after defecating three times within a 90 day period?!
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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And I thought the subway in NYC was bad! How do they even let it get to that point? That's beyond disgusting and straight into health and safety hazard.

I would be curious to see how they go about implementing/enforcing these bans. And I agree, OP, how does one only get banned after defecating three times within a 90 day period?!
Exactly. Do they DNA test? These "new rules" will appear as a budget line item that has no point except to rape more tax payer money from cities that BART runs through.

btw, I was at Powell station yesterday, and there was a huge dump on the stairs leading to Market St. Not sure if it was dog or human, but it's still a huge problem even now.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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The City of Seattle bought a couple of apartment buildings, and houses and feeds homeless alcoholics for free. Why can't the Bay Area do something like that? It sounds crazy, but it seems to work.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:46 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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BART Bans: Transit Agency May Kick Troublemakers Out Of System Entirely

My reaction: you have to publicly defecate three times before you can get banned???
That's what I'm thinking. The first time wouldn't be a clue?
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:49 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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The City of Seattle bought a couple of apartment buildings, and houses and feeds homeless alcoholics for free. Why can't the Bay Area do something like that? It sounds crazy, but it seems to work.
Berkeley has similar programs. It provides free showers at one of it's middle schools. Berkeley's help programs however require enrolling into programs that help those using them to become self sufficient. They don't just hand out the help. For free meals, several churches provide that in Berkeley. San Francisco has other programs but I'm not sure how those work.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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BART Bans: Transit Agency May Kick Troublemakers Out Of System Entirely

My reaction: you have to publicly defecate three times before you can get banned???
Dear god, man. That's positively draconian! They'd never enact something that harsh. It's three times in 90 days.
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