- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Placing your bag on a seat on Bay Area Rapid Transit could land you with a fine as BART cracks down on so-called “seat hogs.”

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/23KWhX6 ) that BART directors on Thursday approved a new rule that makes using more than one seat a ticket-able offense.

People who take up more than a single seat during commute hours will first be given a warning. After that, the first ticket will cost them $100. The penalty will increase to $200 for a second violation and to $500 after that.

People who need two seats due to size or medical conditions are exempt from the rule.

BART Director Joel Keller says the ordinance is not about collecting fines, but about encouraging people to share the trains.

___

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


Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide