BART adopts cellphone disruption policy

Following controversy over Bay Area Rapid Transit officials’ decision to cut all cellphone communication at multiple stations in August to prevent a protest, BART Board of Directors adopted a policy this week to only interrupt service under “extraordinary circumstances.” At its meeting Thursday, the board approved a policy that defined
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Demonstrators prompt shutdown of two BART stations

Two Bay Area Rapid Transit subway stations in San Francisco temporarily closed multiple times Monday evening due to a second protest denouncing BART’s decision to cut cellphone service during an unrelated demonstration earlier this month. The Powell and Civic Center BART stations closed several times throughout the evening since the
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Protests prompt closure of several BART stations

BART’s controversial decision to cut underground cellphone service during an attempted protest last week has since resulted in a breach of the transit agency’s computer system, another protest and a federal investigation. Organized by the group No Justice No BART, the first protest was scheduled for Aug. 11 to denounce
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