San Franciscans were joy riding(?), and the answer is more employees watching out for the other employees;
BART's chief engineer has recommended the district hire 40 new track maintenance workers in response to new safety rules imposed by the state after last year's tragic death of two top track experts.
BART sources tell us Don Allen's budget proposal - spelled out in a white paper he prepared for the district - could carry an annual price tag upward of $5 million a year.That comes to a cool $125,000 per worker. Never let a crisis go to waste.
And, btw, the trains will be slower and fewer too.