Some argue that BART was within its legal rights because it didn’t prevent commercial carriers from transmitting their signals; rather, it blocked patrons from receiving them. That strikes me as a specious distinction, akin to adhering to the letter of the law, but not its spirit.
The state of Wisconsin yesterday conducted a ceremony celebrating the launch of its interoperable, statewide P25 system known as the Wisconsin Interoperable System for Communications (WISCOM) that features a network backbone from EFJohnson.
Text-based alerts of significant, imminent danger will be able to be sent to most mobile-phone users in a hazardous location in the U.S. beginning Saturday, when the new commercial mobile alert system (CMAS) is scheduled to become operational.
The app lets citizens enter their family emergency meeting locations; review safety tips on what to do before, during and after a disaster; view a map of shelters and disaster-recovery centers across the U.S.; and read the agency’s latest blog posts on disaster incidents and response.