posted on Apr, 10 2019 @ 06:41 PM
BART is a private organization. This is just what unregulated capitalism looks like same with SF as a whole. As much as the Bay Area likes to pretend
to be liberal it's really quite capitalistic. Liberal tolerance is tolerated only as long as the status quo is kept and money continues to flow in the
I work in SF and its a very unfriendly and uncaring place. Commuting on BART is subject to dumb delays, fair evaders, roving gangs of children (true
story) and the constant smell of crack and weed on the last car (any car might smell like urine). We've got homeless people who sleep in the cars and
it's very common to watch scuffles with homeless and/or drug users in the mornings as conductors try to kick them off the trains.
Yeah BART is horrible and the board should be hung for crimes against humanity. But the issues stated in OP are directly because it is a private
organization run by capitalists that the system is as #ed as it is. There are systems that should quite properly be regulated and socialized in order
to make sure the system is fair and works for everyone.