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Preparing for the worst

| June 21, 2013
An explosive device concealed in a travel bag was detonated on a packed SEPTA subway car. Agency officials and Philadelphia first responders raced to the location to rescue passengers trapped in the subway tunnel and prevent further destruction. While the tense and scary situation seemed authentic, the May 19 terrorist attack was simulated.

MBTA security enhancements aided in Boston bombing response

Security and Safety | May 6, 2013
Staff was prepared, primarily due to the new equipment and training acquired in recent years with federal grant money. Transit operators were able to view real-time footage from system’s several thousand security cameras and live feeds from hundreds of other city- and state-owned cameras, for the first time ever.
Bus| April 16, 2013

MTA, NJ Transit up security in wake of Boston bombing

Both agencies increased police patrols. NYPD gave additional attention to the subway system and NJ Transit reminded riders to report suspicious activity to the police.
Bus| March 28, 2013

Police: B.C. TransLink ‘no-go’ order for offenders tough to enforce

Designation makes passengers eligible for arrest if they breach any of their conditions, however, police say, even if a judge approves a listing, there’s no stopping offenders from boarding once they’re released.
Bus| January 8, 2013

Report: Sound Transit overpaid security firm

The excess amount was $349,632 over a four-and-a-half-year period, according to a state auditor. An untrained employee and overly complex accounting systems were to blame for the payment mistakes.
Bus| January 3, 2013

Seon expands sales team

Promoted Mike Bismeyer to Transit Sales Manager and added experienced corporate sales executive, Kris Wylie, to its transit division. Bismeyer has been a transit sales executive with Seon for the past four years. Wylie specializes in mobile surveillance and fleet management solutions for the transit market, and works closely with Seon’s sales, marketing, and service teams.
Accessibility| December 6, 2012

D.C. Metro gets high marks in customer survey

The Voice of the Customer report surveyed rail and bus riders about customer satisfaction, reliability, safety, cleanliness and customer service. 87% of bus and 86% of rail riders rated high satisfaction with security. 79% of bus and rail riders reported a high likelihood to recommend Metro to a friend.
Bus| November 9, 2012

New MBTA security helps ward off fare evasion, crime

Implemented a front-door-only boarding policy, added surveillance cameras and stationed more officers near automatic fare collection to deter fare evasion and crime. The measures have proven successful so far, agency officials said.
Bus| October 31, 2012

TriMet ups security, fare enforcement

A new K-9 team was certified to join the TriMet Transit Police Division, bringing the force to 62 officers including four full-time K-9 explosives teams. Additionally, six new fare enforcers start work, joining two others hired earlier this year, which brings the fare enforcement team to the full-time equivalent of 26.
October 17, 2012

The camera doesn’t lie

“If you commit a crime on SEPTA, you will be caught.” Those were the words of SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel when video surveillance footage of a suspect wanted for a robbery and shooting at the North Philadelphia Broad Street Line station was released to local media.

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