BART wants your cell phones to work better. Really.

Does anyone else see the irony in BART soliciting input from riders about how better to interface with their mobile and wireless technology? Like, maybe, cell phones? With cameras?

From: BART Updates
Date: Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 3:51 PM
Subject: Survey: BART mobile/wireless applications
To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Dear BART rider:

We’re looking for ways to improve BART mobile and wireless applications and we’d like to hear from you! Please take a moment to complete this survey to help us better understand your mobile trip planning needs.

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Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Tony

    Why are you not protesting the murders of the innocent bystanders in gang violence? Is it OK for someone to be killed if the murderer is not in uniform? there was a big group out there and it would have been bigger had the tone been productive instead of distructive. I you want to change things – LEAD BY EXAMPLE.