BART Fare Evasion

Ian Carroll filed this request with the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit of California.


From: Ian Carroll

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

- Any records, created on or after June 1st, 2018, pertaining to BART’s investigation of the cost of fare evasion in the BART system. This includes financial costs, social costs, etc.

- Any current policies for BART agents pertaining to fare evasion and handling fare evaders.

- Any records pertaining to BART’s recent fare gate modifications to counter fare evasion, such as adding a second set of fare gate arms, or adding a protruding metal sheet to the fare gate arms. This includes safety assessments, design documents, estimated cost savings, and cost of deployment.

- Any records pertaining to complaints or injuries relating to BART’s recent fare gate modifications.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Ian Carroll

From: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit

Mr. Carroll,
Your request has been received and will be processed. Thank you.

From: Ian Carroll

Hi, this request is well beyond its statutory response time. Is there any update?

From: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit

Mr. Carroll,
The District's initial response to your request is attached. Thank you.

Patricia K. Williams
District Secretary
300 Lakeside Drive, 23rd Floor
P. O. Box 12688
Oakland, CA 94604-2688
(510) 464-6084 (office)

From: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit

Mr. Carroll, we very much appreciate your patience as we gathered these documents. This completes the District's response to your request.