Surveillance Technology Reports

The BART Board adopted the Surveillance Technology Ordinance and Policy in September 2018. BART was the first transit district in the country to adopt such a framework and policy.

The ordinance requires public posting and public review of documents related to surveillance technology before going to the Board of Directors for action. It also requires an Annual Report of each technology in use.

BART posts each Surveillance Impact Report and a proposed Surveillance Use Policy in its news section of bart.gov and they we also be archived here on this page.

Annual Reports

2020 Surveillance Annual Report

Public Postings

04/20/2021

Notice of discussion of proposed surveillance technologies May 13

BART is giving notice of documents related to surveillance technology that will be discussed at the May 13, 2021, meeting of the Board of Directors.

The new BART Headquarters (BHQ) Surveillance Impact Report (SIR) should be read in concert with the existing Surveillance Use Policy for CCTV (adopted on October 25, 2018).


10/19/19

BART is giving notice of documents related to surveillance technology that will be discussed at the October 24, 2019, meeting of the Board of Directors.

Two surveillance technology items will be discussed at the meeting.

The first is a proposed update to the Surveillance Use Policy and Surveillance Impact Report for Automated License Plate Recognition (BPD-ALPR-SUP-02), previously approved by the Board on April 25th, 2019.  The documents include:

The second is a proposed trip verification technology.  The documents include: 


4/9/19

BART is giving notice today of documents related to surveillance technology that will be discussed at the April 25, 2019, meeting of the Board of Directors.

Notice to the Board of Directors

Proposed Surveillance Policies and Anticipated Surveillance Impact Reports

CA Civil Code Annex 

These documents pertain to:

  • BART Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) Technologies in BART Parking Areas

3/11/19

BART gave notice of documents related to surveillance technology on 2/12/19 for an item on the agenda for the Feb. 28, 2019, meeting of the Board of Directors.

This item was postponed to the March 14, 2019 meeting, and the reports have been revised.

Notice to the Board of Directors (original)

Proposed Surveillance Policy and Anticipated Surveillance Impact Report (revised)

These documents pertain to:

BART Research: Data collection and usage for research and learning purposes


10/10/18

BART is giving notice today of documents related to surveillance technology that will be discussed at the Oct 25, 2018 meeting of the Board of Directors.

Notice to the Board of Directors

Proposed Surveillance Policies and Anticipated Surveillance Impact Reports

These documents pertain to:

  • BART Mobile Applications and Related Modifications to BART.gov
  • BART Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
  • BART CCTV Public Video Monitors
  • BART Public Emergency Phone Towers