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BART management needs to be held accountable

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BART management consistently holds workers to high standards, and it is time they apply those same standards to themselves. (Examiner file photo)

Earlier this month, the California Public Utilities Commission fined BART $650,000 for safety violations that resulted in the tragic deaths of two track workers who were struck and killed by a train during a 2013 strike. BART tried to break the strike by training managers to replace highly skilled train operators.

One such trainee was driving the train that killed the track workers; he had so little experience that he pressed a button controlling the doors instead of the horn to warn the workers. Yet he was in the cab without any direct supervision.

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