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BART board OKs policy governing use of license plate readers at station lots

Original post made on Apr 29, 2019

The BART Board of Directors approved a policy Thursday to govern the installation and use of cameras that can capture images of vehicle license plates at the transit system's parking lots and garages.

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Posted by George Orwell
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Apr 29, 2019 at 7:55 am

At least the in-station cameras will have a limited field of view and, like it or not, that part seems quit straightforward. But, once they started talking about putting cameras on officers and vehicles, the potential scope for vacuuming up information expanded exponentially, so that part needs watching quite closely.

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Posted by Long Term Resident
a resident of Danville
on Apr 29, 2019 at 10:53 am

I am not a daily commuter on BART and I can’t speak about parking lot crime. However, I believe something needs to be done at the gates, platforms, and in the trains. BART has become a mobile homeless shelter and every time I ride it there are issues. Last time it was a guy screaming at everyone in one car and when I changed cars, I entered a car with a guy smoking dope. Many people I know will no longer let their loved ones ride BART out of concern for their health and safety. The board seems to want to deal with the easier issues rather than hate crashers, homeless people on trains, filthy dirty trains, etc.

I have traveled all over the world and I have to say that BART is one of the most expensive and worst transit systems I have been on.

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