bart_generic.jpgAfter a false start last month, BART’s board of directors is planning on taking yet another look at their proposed official policy on when to shut off cell phone service for passengers and on platforms.

As widely reported in past months, BART came under significant fire ever since it decided to cut off cellphone service in response to a planned protest against the shooting death of 45-year-old Charles Hill.

In a BART board meeting on October 27, BART staff was directed “to refine the draft cell phone service interruption policy for possible future action.” You can watch a video of that meeting here.

That refined draft has been posted to BART’s site, you can read it here.

It’s up for “discussion and action” at the Board’s Thursday, December 1 meeting (the agenda’s here), which is scheduled for 9 AM in the BART Board Room at Kaiser Center 20th Street Mall, 3rd Floor 344, 20th Street, Oakland. The meeting is open to the public.

Can’t make the meeting, but want to express your thoughts? You can also make your feelings on this policy (or any other BART biz) known to the Board via this online feedback form.

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