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FEMA grants BART $6.8M to boost security

BART applied for the FEMA grant in June and competed with other transit systems nationwide. It was one of 19 different systems to receive grants, and BART received one of the most substantial grants, according to BART media relations manager James Allison.
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In effort to combat fare evasion, BART may replace station gates

BART spokesperson Anna Duckworth said BART gates are waist-high, while other transit agencies have higher gates that discourage fare evasion. Lt. Randy Gregson, a BART patrol watch commander, described BART stations as “porous” with many portals of exit and entry — another challenge in deterring fare evasion.
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