Transit police, technology, specialized programs and training.
December 9, 2013
In response, the Metro-North signal crews have installed new protections at the Spuyten Duyvil curve,...
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The Affiliated Test Bed will focus on deployment of Connected Vehicle technology, the wireless exchange...
December 5, 2013
Says it is association’s long-standing position that Congress needs to authorize and appropriate...
December 4, 2013
Phoenix voters in March approved Proposition 300, which allowed the city manager to hire private...
From the age of 12, Joyce Rose planned to teach music, which she did for a couple of years after she graduated college. She hadn’t foreseen a passion for legislation eventually leading her to down a different path to Capitol Hill.
Advertising is again the most-used method of generating revenue (81%). Forty-one percent raised fares, while 33% tapped public-private partnerships to bolster their coffers.
The entire MTA transportation network suffered an estimated $4.755 billion worth of damage as a result of Superstorm Sandy. To address the damage, NYC Transit set up dedicated staff in all departments to develop and implement a massive reconstruction and mitigation campaign.
Transit police forces are employing technology, high-visibility patrols and communication tools to harden their systems.
13-channel mobile DVR
The Explorer DX-HD, a new HD-ready mobile digital video recorder (DVR), is capable of recording at 30 frames per second simultaneously on all 13 channels. Paired with Seon's CHW HD bus camera, the DX-HD is ideal for transit and school bus surveillance applications where image clarity is essential, such as in accident reconstruction or license plate capture. This next-generation DVR features the highest resolution and frame-rate combination available. The DX-HD facilitates better incident management through dual real-time viewing applications.
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Emergency stop switch
The new Series 04 Fail-Safe Emergency-Stop Switching Element’s “fail-safe” element will detect if the stop switch actuator becomes disconnected from the emergency stop actuator. If there is any defect, the failsafe contact opens, cuts power and stops the machinery as if in an emergency shutdown routine. These new contact blocks will fit any new design that utilizes EAO’s Series 04 emergency-stop switches. Retrofitting existing applications is easy as well.
The deaths of two track workers forced BART to end its “simple approval” method that allowed workers to walk along the tracks in pairs, with one person serving as the lookout.
The Crisis Link advertisement campaign in subway cars and on platforms aims to remove the stigma around mental health issues and encourages people contemplating suicide to reach out for help without feeling embarrassed or ashamed.
Teaming with advocacy groups to empower riders to stop sexual assault and harassment, using new campaigns and communication tools.
The campaign includes brochures and posters on buses and trains, as well as training programs for employees to identify and help potential victims.
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