The ability to control the internal environment—whether odor, behavior or public safety— on public transportation, as reported by the Sacramento Bee, is, in large part, what will determine the success or failure of public transportation.
The Sacramento Regional Transit board on Monday shelved a proposal that would have allowed transit officials to kick some riders off buses and trains if those riders emanated a noxious odor.
Board Chairman Jay Schenirer called the proposal “an overreach,” and several homeless advocates testified that such a rule would be discriminatory….
Notably, the existing RT administrative code contains a general prohibition of “any other conduct that interferes with the safe, pleasant, convenient and efficient provision of transit services.”
Board chair Schenirer acknowledged that catch-all provision gives RT security staff the latitude to address bad behavior that could potentially include bad smells
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