BART Finds Funding for Unarmed Ambassadors
by Jen Longley
Jun 10, 2019

BART officials have identified $500,000 in funding for an unarmed ambassador pilot program. The program, promoted by Directors Bevan Dufty, Lateefah Simon and Janice Li, is intended to act as a deterrent on crime and alternate to armed police. While some speakers at a Tuesday community meeting expressed concern over the level of training ambassadors would receive, BART Directors are looking to the successful MUNI ambassador program, which has reduced bullying near stops, as a guide.