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Saturday August 13, 2011

SF Subway Criticized Over Pulling Cell Service

The management-type people over at BART in San Francisco aren’t the most popular people in town at the moment. Making the decision to pull the plug on cell phone service in the subway over rumors that a protest was brewing did not go over well with transit riders or the ACLU. The service was disrupted for only three hours, but the repercussions will be long lasting.

With undeniably bad timing, the Bay Area Rapid Transit admitted Friday to shutting off subterranean cell phone service to prevent a protest Thursday. Civil rights advocates have been critical of the move, reports The San Francisco Chronicle.