Bay Area Rapid Transit Issues Policies on Cutting Cell Phone Service

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October 19, 2011
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After being widely criticized for cutting off cell phone service in San Francisco train stations to thrwart a legal protest, officials with the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) issued draft policies outlining when BART's General Manager could order cell phone service to be curtailed.

Those circumstances include the possibility of cell phones being used to detonate a bomb, to threaten lives through criminal activity like hostage-taking, or to disrupt substantially BART service or property.

BART's board of directors will discuss the proposed policies on October 27.

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