Bus

'See Something, Say Something' launches in L.A.

Posted on November 17, 2010

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Los Angeles World Airports announced the expansion of the nationwide "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign at historic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, to raise public awareness and strengthen security in America in anticipation of the busy holiday travel season.

The "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign — originally implemented by New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority and funded, in part, by $13 million from Department of Homeland Security's Transit Security Grant Program — engages the public and key frontline employees to identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to the proper transportation and law enforcement authorities.

To improve local reporting of suspicious behaviors and activities, and not individuals, the campaign uses the Los Angeles Police Department's iWATCH community reporting program. Information reported through iWATCH is kept confidential. It is carefully assessed and, if warranted, investigated by trained investigators.

All information gathered and all investigative activity is subject to strict policies designed to protect people's privacy and civil liberties.

In the coming months, the Department of Homeland Security will continue to expand the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign nationally with public education materials and outreach tools designed to engage America's businesses, communities and citizens to remain vigilant and play an active role in keeping the country safe.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

National Express shuttles Baltimore commuters during subway work

Staffed 24/7 with more than 100 drivers and 58 buses, free National Express shuttles will be running every 10 minutes during peak service and 20 to 30 minutes at lower-volume commuting times.

Fla.'s JTA recieves $7.2M for BRT project

Will be used to improve sidewalks and ADA ramps within a half mile of the First Coast Flyer™ North Corridor stations and construct pedestrian access to the Armsdale Park-n-Ride facility.

2 NJ Transit buses collide in Lincoln Tunnel

Of the 20 people injured, none were considered serious and 13 were transported by New York City EMS to hospitals.

AC Transit launches on-demand bus service

Riders using a desktop computer, smart phone device or traditional telephone can schedule their pick-up and desired drop-off locations: reducing their wait time, arriving at their destination faster, and increasing the overall rider experience.

MVTA 'Bus on Shoulder' vehicles equipped with MTS guidance tech

The advanced Driver Assist System, utilizing a licensed GPS technology developed by the University of Minnesota, provides feedback to the driver regarding lane position – via graphic driver alert displays, virtual mirror, vibrating seat and actuated steering.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close