Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Progressive San Francisco : After criticism, BART resumes providing riders daily crime log

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
BART resumed providing the public with daily crime logs Tuesday morning after weeks of criticism over why the agency replaced the updates with an interactive website that gave minimal details of incidents.

The move by the Bay Area Rapid Transit system came a day after it released data showing a significant increase in sex crimes on its property over the first six months of the year.

Last month, BART replaced the crime log with a website called CrimeMapping.com, which offered scant information on crimes that occurred throughout the system. But on Tuesday, Bevan Dufty, a BART board director, said the daily crime log was back “effective immediately.”
The great moments of public transportation.