BART to create app for contacting BART PD

http://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2014/news20140313

Great idea, but how are people going to use this when large parts of the system has no/very bad cell phone coverage? (especially data, which you would need for sending pictures)

I would imagine it is more about giving people different "options" for ways to report/contact BART PD rather than ...a one shot sure fire way.

But yes, cell service is not every place BART runs

I suggested this a year ago on this site. I'm glad to see it has finally happened. We can't always get to an intercom to report problems on packed trains during commute hours. Even if we have access to the intercom to call the TO, you never know if the perp is a psycho who will go into a rage when they hear you reporting them. No, there isn't mobile service on the entire line, but this is a step in the right direction. Well done, BART.

Tried to load this app on my Samsung Galaxy S5 and it isn't compatible with my version of Android.

Had some homeless creep just get in my face on the train the other day demanding money and food. This was on the commute in from Concord. Leans over and just sticks his face into my mine, not two inches away; yuck!

Last night car vandalized at Walnut Creek BART in a supposedly safe parking location. BPD Office right below where I parked yet my car still vandalized.

BART's managers give themselves a 3.7% raise and BART's system is completely falling apart. I feel like a really big disaster is just right around the corner on BART because it isn't properly maintained any longer thanks to disGrace and Paul. Penny foolish and Pound foolish is BART. Bring back all those techs that left back in 2008 before that contract. BART Workers got screwed in the last contract. For what lame management spent on the negotiations, they could have given them a contract they would have been ecstatic over but no they are stupid and do nothing but studies, have meetings and expand a system it cannot support already. GO BART, YOU FUCKING SUCK. ASSHOLES.

48 million for that Pleasant Hill cross over track that still doesn't work and no turnaround? brother! That sounds like a crock anyway. How about some new wheels for the fucking trains you morons!