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San Francisco Bay area transit agency to discuss decision to cut wireless service for security
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ' The transit agency in the middle of a free speech debate over cutting wireless access to its San Francisco Bay area stations during a protest is hoping to ease tensions with a special public meeting to discuss whether there should be a policy regarding the tactic.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency's board of directors is meeting Wednesday in Oakland to discuss whether it should continue using the tactic. The agency turned off power to cell towers in four San Francisco stations on Aug. 11 when a protest over BART police shooting and killing a transient was planned.
Board president Bob Franklin says the protests that have taken place since then have been disruptive to passengers. He says Wednesday's meeting will provide an appropriate forum to hear from the demonstrators.