A former Bay Area Rapid Transit station agent who gave a needy teenager $300 of unused transit tickets has lost his appeal to keep his job.
Days after a Bay Area Rapid Transit worker was fired for giving a teenager free BART tickets to get to school, a second good Samaritan has stepped in to help the boy.
Stanek had given a friend’s 16-year-old grandson paid, unused tickets that commuters left behind at the station. The boy from Oakley used them to pay for the $11 trip from the Pittsburg / Bay Point station to San Francisco, where he attends the Flex Academy charter school.
Reported assaults include biting, kicking and punching of station agents. Train operators said they’ve also been subjected to spitting.