BART’s board president has blamed the City and County of San Francisco for the safety issues on the transit agency’s trains.
The accusation comes after recent weeks of concerns over safety and major delays in the system.
Commuters have reported overcrowded platforms, cancellations, and long wait times due to downed trees on tracks.
Bart board director Janice Lee spoke about the lack of investment in the system at a community meeting, but did not address the safety issues.
Commuters have expressed concerns over the presence of unhoused individuals taking up seats during heavy commute hours and sometimes using drugs while on board.
In response, Bart has announced that starting next week, Bart police will increase their presence on trains, with National 8 to 18 officers joining the 10 officers currently patrolling at any time.