BART To Up Police Patrols On Trains 50%; Cops Get 20% Raises

BART police officers will get a 20% raise under safety plans approved unanimously Thursday by the transit agency’s Board of Directors.

The cash-strapped transit operator is said to be heading for a “fiscal cliff” due to low ridership numbers. A 2022 satisfaction survey revealed that among the biggest concerns for riders were inadequate police presence, fears about personal security and issues around homeless riders. 

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