In SF Bay Area: Transit's Most Dangerous Mile

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 06:59 AM

(San Francisco–Casey Miner, KALW News) AC Transit’s line 376 runs through a dangerous stretch of North Richmond – an unincorporated part of Contra Costa County. So far this year, it has experienced six violent incidents, including shot-out windows and assaulted passengers. Things got so bad that in late February, county sheriff’s deputies started shadowing the bus, escorting it once it enters North Richmond until it leaves that neighborhood. It’s only about a mile stretch. For a while the deputies were following the bus every day; now, it’s only when they can spare an officer. So most of the time, drivers are on their own.

Listen over at KALW News to find out what it's like to drive this line.

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