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BART’s rear-loader vans not efficient

December 7, 2019 Letters to the Editor

Perhaps all people in wheelchairs who ride on BART would like to give their opinion regarding these rear-loader vans that are replacing all the old vehicles at BART.

The rear-loader vans can carry only one wheelchair at a time, whereas the vans they are replacing can carry up to four.

If four wheelchairs leave a common place to go to a common place that means BART must send four rear-loader vans and four drivers going to the same place at the same time.

That is not efficient.

Why is BART telling us they are late all the time because they have too few drivers but wish to make it worse with these rear-loader vans?

They expect us to go into the street to board these dangerous vans and have to back out onto the street also. Traffic doesn’t stop.

Ouida Zepora, Butler