Transit agencies liable for bus stop locations
The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that transit agencies can be held liable for having bus stops at hazardous locations. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the ruling upholds a $1.6 million verdict against the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority (CCCTA) for injuries suffered by a Martinez, Calif., woman who was hit by a car while crossing a street to reach a bus stop. The court said the agency knew about the dangerous location of the bus stop and could have taken measures to correct it. For the complete story, visit http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/04/08/BA272680.DTL.