On any given day, up to 13,000 BART workers, retirees, board directors and all their family members can ride the cash-strapped system for free, according to newly provided data from the transit agency. Add in the the 4,000 off-duty law enforcement officers from around the Bay Area with free passes and you have more than 17,000 passes handed out by BART. That’s roughly the population of Moraga (17,416), more than double the population of Sausalito (7,125) or three times Brisbane’s population (4,693).
Source: BART defends practice of free rides for workers, families
AMHERST, Va. (WSET) — A car was totaled late Tuesday night after it was hit by a train in Amherst.The Amherst Police Department said Anthony James Bonndville was following his GPS when he accidentally made a right turn onto the railroad tracks near Depot
Source: Police: Driver charged after Amtrak train collides with car in Amherst
The men attempted to rent a car using false documents, police said.
Source: 2 Brooklynites accused of using fake ID and credit cards at airport
A homeless man attacked a Port Authority cop at Kennedy Airport Friday, landing the officer in the hospital.
Source: Homeless man attacks Port Authority cop at JFK Airport
Metro-North is warning customers traveling into and out of Grand Central Terminal to anticipate delays due to police activity in vicinity of the 138th St. Bridge. Police are reportedly investigating a suspicious package.
Source: Metro-North delays due to police activity on 138th St. bridge – Story | WNYW
Linden Officer Daniel Kuczynski was killed Monday morning after being struck by a NJ Transit train on the tracks near Stiles Street.
Source: Vigil planned for Linden cop killed by train
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minneapolis Metro Transit police are investigating an incident shown on video in which a transit officer asks a light-rail passenger about his immigration status. The agency announced it was investigating after Minneapolis artist Ricardo Levins Morales posted video of the incident to his Facebook page on Friday. Morales says the officer was checking passenger fares, which is routine. The video shows the officer asking one passenger for identification and saying, “Are you here illegally?” Morales then asked the officer if he was authorized to act as an immigration agent and the officer responded, “No, not necessarily.” The unidentified passenger has his back to Morales during the recording. Metro Transit Police Chief Harrington said in a statement that it’s not his agency’s practice to inquire about immigration status. He’s asked for an internal investigation. The incident happened May 14.
Source: Video shows Minneapolis transit officer asking passenger about immigration status
EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A group is being sought for slashing and robbing a 14-year-old as he attempted to board an MTA bus in Brooklyn, police said Wednesday.The teenager was boarding the bus in East New York, near New Lots and Pennsylvania avenues, on Friday, April 28 around 8:30 p.m. when five males approached, according to police.
Source: Group of 5 slash, rob 14-year-old attempting to board MTA bus in East New York, Brooklyn: police | New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV
A Portland police spokesman didn’t immediately return an email seeking information about whether the man is suspected in a stabbing that left two dead and one injured Friday in Northeast Portland.
Source: Man jailed in Multnomah County on suspicion of aggravated, attempted murder