Bay Area Traffic
BART fought to keep controversial safety policy
A new report says BART managers fought for years to hold onto a controversial policy making workers responsible for their own safety.
Our media partner, the San Jose Mercury News reports that despite fines and warnings from both state regulators and unions following a 2008 fatality linked to the policy, BART stuck with it.
This week, the transit agency indefinitely suspended the policy days after two workers were killed by a BART maintenance train while inspecting tracks in Walnut Creek.
State lawmakers say they'll hold a hearing next month on BART worker safety.
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