San Francisco BART system to ban troublesome passengers

“BART Police Officers have completed extensive training on applying the law, including ways to work with special-needs populations such as individuals with mental illness or homeless persons,” said BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey. “Now it’s time to begin using the authority as one of the tools we have to keep our riders and workers safe.”

Passengers who are banned from BART trains will be pictured on a list given to station managers in the system. They will also be able to request an administration hearing to appeal their bans, BART said.