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UTA may disband transit police

Bus| May 9, 2013
Also considering ending customer service duties so the squad can focus on serious enforcement that only they can perform. The agency’s GM said that one advantage to having the police force is conducting fare enforcement, because it reduces confrontations, making riders feel safer.

MBTA transit cop wounded in firefight recovering

Bus| May 2, 2013
Richard Donohue posted a message on the MBT Transit Police website crediting a slain MIT officer for saving his life. He is able to briefly move around with the aid of a walker. A bullet from the shootout will remain lodged in his leg.
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.
Rail| March 13, 2013

N.Y. subway crime down 16% in 2013

Police have stepped up their presence on late-night trains and more undercover officers have been conducting sting operations, particularly in the seven precincts with the highest numbers of subway felonies.
March 12, 2013

Putting out the fire on hot spots

Every city has its “hot spots” — places where many gather to “hang out” around the clock. Unfortunately, sometimes these locations aren’t places one should go for a safe, fun time and often the illegal activities that occur there have a negative impact on the community. When Chief Thomas Nestel III re-joined the SEPTA Police Department in 2012, he set out to identify the top “hot spot” served by the agency.
Bus| February 6, 2013

Cleveland RTA introduces free safety app

The app is expected to help customers assist RTA in safety and security matters throughout the rail and bus system. The free iWatch RTA app is available on iPhone and Android.
Bus| January 17, 2013

5 TTC transit enforcement officers face criminal charges

An investigation culminated in the dismissal of eight TTC transit enforcement officers, five of whom were arrested and face charges of attempt to obstruct justice and fabricate evidence. The five officers allegedly submitted false offense tickets to individuals of no fixed address for panhandling on TTC property, loitering or trespassing.
Bus| September 4, 2012

TransLink cracks down on fare cheats

New law allows both transit police and transit security to issue fare evasion tickets and send those that go unpaid to collection agencies. People who don’t pay could risk losing renewal or issue of a driver's license or vehicle registration.
Bus| August 23, 2012

NJ Transit boosts bus security over terrorism concern

The "BusSafe" counterterrorism and criminal deterrence program consists of bus patrols and increased inspections at transit terminals, garages and high-volume boarding areas.
Rail| August 22, 2012

Amtrak Police moves accreditation process forward

Verification by the team that the Amtrak Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain CALEA accreditation — a highly valued recognition of public safety professional excellence.

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