Transit Worker In Trouble For Giving Needy Teen BART Tickets

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Thu, 19 Apr 2012 07:46:38 -0800

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco transit worker is in trouble for giving a needy teenager free BART tickets to get to school.
     
Sixty-five-year-old Daly City station agent Jim Stanek faces a personnel hearing on Friday and he's been told he may be forced to retire.
     
Stanek says he gave the teen $300 worth of paid, unused tickets left behind by Bay Area Rapid Transit commuters. Those tickets are usually thrown away.
     
The 16-year-old boy's father died last year and his grandparents took him into their Oakley home. He was having trouble at a Hercules school so the grandparents enrolled him in San Francisco's Flex Academy.
     
But it costs $200 a month from the Pittsburg station to San Francisco and the grandparents had trouble affording the fares.
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