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BART Unveils Jumper-Proof Fare Gate

CBS Bay Area-


 A prototype of a newly designed fare gate that deters gate jumpers was unveiled at the Richmond BART Station on Wednesday.

The pneumatic swing-style gate is first-of-its kind according to BART, and can process 30 riders a minute. The 5-foot tall swinging doors discourage riders from pushing though, or maneuvering over and underneath them. They also provide extra space for people in wheelchairs, or with bicycles or strollers, and stay open longer for riders who need extra time to pass.

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