Can You Eat On The BART?

Is it against the law to eat on the train platform in California?

California state law prohibits eating and drinking on the train but the law is rarely enforced.

Foster says the officer, wearing the name badge McCormick, walked past several other people eating and drinking on the platform and confronted him.

His girlfriend caught the interaction on her cellphone..

Is eating allowed on Caltrain?

It should be noted that unlike Muni and BART, Caltrain allows the consumption of food (including alcohol) on its trains, except after 9 on special event nights such as baseball games. Let’s keep it clean, though!

Can you drink alcohol on Caltrain?

Shoes are required to be worn onboard. Don’t put feet on the seats. Open alcoholic containers aren’t permitted on trains beginning at 9 p.m. on special event nights, applies to direction of travel after special event. Keep cell phone use to a minimum and speak quietly when in use.

Why is eating on BART illegal?

The official BART reasoning for the ban is that the cost of cleaning is high enough already. This seemed in about 2010 to be at odds with the renewed strategy of renting space at stations to vendors who sold coffee, drinks and food….

Can you eat food on the BART platform?

BART’s general manager, Bob Powers, said in a statement that “eating in the paid area is banned and there are multiple signs inside every station saying as much” and that the officer, who is white, asked the rider, who is black, “not to eat while he was on the platform responding to another call.”

Can you bring coffee on BART?

“According to both state law and BART policy, passengers can drink and eat all they want in the ‘Free Area,’ which we define as the portion of the station that’s outside the fare gates where you don’t need a ticket,” BART Police Chief Gary Gee said.