BART and Muni’s have started staffing their elevators with elevator attendants, a joint venture between the two agencies to guard against urination, drug use and other unsavory activities at Civic Center and Powell station elevators.
The six-month pilot is funded by $1.6 million each from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and BART, which share responsibility for some San Francisco subway stations. That funding will also go toward pop-up bathrooms to help those who seek to urinate in the elevators.
Should the attendants come into conflict with a rowdy person in the elevator, the protocol is to reach out to their supervisors, who contact BART police or The City’s Homeless Outreach Team.
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Jack and Carolyn talked about it on the air. Listen here: