BART Readies Do-All App For Passengers

Something up during your BART ride? There will soon be an app for that.

By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Mar 13, 2014  |  Updated 5:33 PM PDT
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BART Readies Do-All App For Passengers

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Better than a police dog may be the new BART security app.

Coming soon: a way to report crime and safety hazards using your smartphone.

The BART app is nearly here.

In a "few months," BART riders with smartphones will be able to download a GPS-enabled app that will allow them to upload photos of suspicious people, criminals and other hazards that detract from the quality of a ride, according to the agency.

Riders have been asking for this service for some time, according to BART.

The key is that the app is "safe" and "silent": passengers won't reveal themselves as tipsters.

The ELERTS Corporation, which will develop the app, has done similar work for other transit agencies around the country.

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