Bus

D.C. Metro PD launches new texting service

Posted on October 7, 2013

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik announced the launch of Metro’s “MyMTPD Text Tips” program, the newest way for riders to contact the transit agency’s police department.

Through this new service, Metro riders can now use their cell phones to text information about suspicious activity, unattended bags, panhandling and other non-emergencies.

“Information from riders and employees, serving as the eyes and ears of the system, can help transit police respond quickly to suspicious activity or unattended items,” said Pavlik. “MyMTPD Text Tips now gives riders a convenient way to provide us with information that can help keep the system safe.”

Text Tips can be used to report unattended packages, suspicious activity, panhandling, solicitation, vending without a license, parking complaints, tips about investigations or other non-emergency matters.

When texting a tip, riders are encouraged to provide as much information as possible, including the location, the nature of the incident or activity, and a description of persons of interest. The message will be sent directly to the Metro Transit Police communication center, and riders will receive a confirmation that their text has been sent.

“MyMTPD Text Tips” is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The system is a service of eAlert, which also serves as the backbone for the MetroAlerts email and text message alert system.

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

More News

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus earns APTA Gold Safety, Security Award

BBB has steadily decreased its preventable accident rate from 2.21 accidents per 100,000 miles in fiscal year 2015 to 1.83 accidents per 100,000 miles in FY 2017.

Forest River returns to BusCon 2018 as Platinum Sponsor

The company will mark its return with a nearly 7,000 square-foot booth, showcasing a range of vehicles suitable for a variety of public and private sector transportation providers.

NYCT orders 108 Xcelsior 60-foot New Flyer buses

The order adds 216 equivalent units to New Flyers firm order backlog.

KCATA lands Small Starts grant for MAX line

The new Prospect MAX will feature interactive kiosks with real-time arrival information, public Wi-Fi, ticket vending machines, level boarding platforms, and reduced travel times.

Wash.'s Community Transit BRT line lands $43.2M grant

The Green Line will connect major employment and residential centers, including Canyon Park, Paine Field, and Mill Creek Town Center.

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