An army of #homeless overrun #BART

When it comes to the homeless population on BART, there are three categories of people, says Armando Sandoval, BART’s homeless outreach worker and crisis intervention trainer: those willing to accept help, those who refuse it and those whose mental state leaves them unable to decide either way.

On any given day, he and BART police encounter each, he says. And, as homelessness rises in some parts of the Bay Area — Santa Clara and Alameda counties in particular — Sandoval said the agency is experiencing an influx of people using the system as a shelter.

Pleasanton resident Dan Allari said he’s noticed an uptick in the homeless population on BART in general since the winter.

Source: Mercury News

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