The Bay Area Rapid Transportation District is beefing up New
Year's patrols. It's in reaction to the shooting death of an
unarmed passenger by a BART police officer last New Year's
Linton Johnson is a BART spokesman:
"New Year's Eve is typically a time when people get a little
spirited and so we want people to get to their destination safely
and sometimes people get a little agitated when they're in crowds
and so part of it is to have enough officers on hand to handle any
Johnson says hundreds of extra officers will be riding the
trains and patrolling BART stations…not just BART police but
sheriff's deputies from San Francisco and Contra Costa County and
Meanwhile in Sacramento, Regional Transit will
NOT be offering free rides tonight for New Year's
Eve has it has in the past. And Friday for New Year's Day, RT will
be operating on a holiday schedule. That means routes labeled "H"
on the schedule will not be in service.