OAKLAND, Calif. — The president of Bay Area Rapid Transit’s board has proposed rescinding a law that allows police to fine train riders for occupying more than one seat.

Rebecca Saltzman says the law is a waste of limited police resources, could cause delays and may end up targeting homeless people and leading police to use force.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2rIMHcm ) that BART directors discussed her proposal at a meeting on Thursday.

Debora Allen, a BART board director, suggested posting a list of rules advising BART riders how they are expected to behave.

The seat hog law took effect in October but has not been enforced. The Chronicle says a vote on ending the law is expected in two weeks.


This story has been corrected to fix the spelling of the BART board member’s name.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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