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Can BART and Anonymous find ways to communicate that avoid station shutdowns?

BART riders are wondering if the third protest in six weeks at the Civic Center station today will end up with station closures and service disruptions again. Will a relatively small number of protesters –  perhaps 150 during the last demonstration – create a strong enough showing that BART officials will close stations out of fear of unsafe conditions with crowded train platforms during the rush hour?  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011
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Loud cell phone use leads to halted train and passenger’s arrest

All aboard! Amtrak chugged into the public arena of cell phone disputes Sunday when an Oakland-to-Portland train was halted temporarily so a passenger could be booted off and arrested after a dispute over her loud cell phone use. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2011
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BART to public: test out alternative new train seats in 3 more mobile seat labs

BART has announced three more East Bay appearances of its mobile seat lab for the public to drop in and evaluate alternative designs and materials for new seats to go in new train cars. They are in Pleasant Hall,  Pittsburg and Union City. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
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