BART Readies Do-All App For Passengers

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

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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.