Longtime Bay Area Rapid Transit spokesman Linton Johnson has been removed from that position at the agency.
The search for a new general manager for Bay Area Rapid Transit is underway in earnest, and the BART Board of Directors met for hours in closed session Thursday morning to discuss a possible hire.
Police Chief Kenton Rainey said that arrests will continue if protesters continue to gather on station platforms at future demonstrations.
Leaders of the San Francisco Bay Area’s transit agency said they may adopt a policy allowing police to turn off wireless communications on train platforms but only in extreme public safety circumstances. The board of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system held a special public meeting Wednesday to discuss the issue.
The group Anonymous said they already plan to hold another protest next Monday and will continue to do so until they “get what they want.”
The Federal Communications Commission is opening an investigation into the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s shutdown of cell service in order to disrupt a planned protest.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit Agency’s plans to test extended train service on Saturdays is now defunct following a study that found it would have a disproportionately negative impact on minority and low-income riders.
The financial fallout appears to continue for BART, following the recent and very public – not to mention expensive – exit of general manager Dorothy Dugger.
The new president of the board of directors at the Bay Area Rapid Transit District is pushing an idea that would extend BART service on Saturday night.