BART encouraging riders to attend safety meeting in Pittsburg

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BART is encouraging riders to attend a public meeting at Pittsburg City Hall later this month to share thoughts about the transit agency’s Safety and Security Action Plan.

On Thursday, Sept. 27, the BART Board of Directors is set to hold a special night meeting “in a suburban location” to offer more opportunity to discuss the safety plan proposed by General Manager Grace Crunican.

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“The meeting will include an update on BART’s proof-of-payment strategy,” according to BART. “There will be a presentation with citation data as well as a hearing on a request to hire more community service officers to expand the program, which was launched in January.  Further, the board will get an update on station infrastructure efforts to deter fare evasion.  That is likely to include a discussion on whether to replace BART’s fare gates.”

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The meeting could also include a final vote on the adoption of a district surveillance policy, depending on action taken at the Sept. 13 meeting. Facial-recognition technology will not be used in safety upgrades, BART said.

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