BART policing the focus of new racial equity study
BART will be subject to a new fare evasion enforcement study with racial equity as a focus.
Why it matters: Previous research found that Black riders were stopped by BART Police Department (BPD) officials eight times as often as white riders. They were also 15 times more likely to experience BPD use of force compared to white riders.
BART rolls out anime mascots to attract younger riders
BART is debuting five new anime mascots in a bid to reach younger riders and bolster community engagement amid sustained financial struggles.
Driving the news: The mascots are inspired by BART frontline employees and BART-contracted animals — like the goats that graze BART property, according to a press release from the transit agency.
San Francisco Bay Area sees cheaper gas prices
San Francisco Bay Area drivers are paying less for gas than last year, but they're still paying some of the highest gas prices throughout the country.
The big picture: Gas prices set record all-time highs last year amid a broader inflation crisis, and driven in part by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which destabilized global energy markets.
How transportation impacts health in San Francisco
Lack of transportation is a key driver behind people missing or outright skipping medical appointments.
Driving the news: More than one in five U.S. adults without access to a vehicle or public transportation missed or skipped a medical appointment last year, according to a report by the Urban Institute.
San Francisco's airport anticipates busy summer travel season
San Francisco International Airport expects a busy summer travel season, with current projections representing the highest levels of passenger traffic since the pandemic began.
Why it matters: The projections suggest we're getting closer to pre-pandemic norms, but that means you should give yourself ample time to check bags and get through security at the airport.
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