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August 5, 2014

Chicago Transit: Crime down 34% compared to 2013

Since May 2011, the CTA has taken a number of steps to improve efforts in tackling crime on the bus and rail systems, including expanding police patrols and rail saturation missions on the CTA system and increasing undercover operations targeting pick-pocket theft rings and other crimes.


May 13, 2014

San Francisco Muni crime down 30%

The reduction of crime onboard Muni follows the partnership announced by Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the SFMTA and the SFPD in November of last year to deploy more officers on the system to increase overall security.


April 24, 2014

Chicago Transit using cameras to arrest vandals

Already in 2014, following several police surveillance missions and using images pulled from station and railcar cameras, police have made 60 arrests for graffiti-related crimes on CTA properties.


February 3, 2014

Violent crimes prompt U. of Minn. to run weekend buses

The university started planning for the Weekend Circulator in December in an effort to increase safety after several violent crimes occurred on and near campus. Running the service during the spring semester will cost about $125,000.


September 23, 2013

Brown U. shuttle expanding service in wake of crime spike

A series of armed robberies on campus spurred the university to plan a pilot program to make its nighttime shuttle service available to all community members with a Brown ID. The service is currently only available to students living off-campus.


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.


March 18, 2013

U. of Arizona offers free shuttle after campus robberies

Following three robberies in the past month on the University of Arizona, Tucson campus, students are using SafeRide, a free shuttle service. The Associated Students of the University of Arizona pay for the fleet of about a dozen vehicles.


March 12, 2013

MBTA bus driver assaulted by group of teens

Between 15 and 20 teenagers punched a bus operator and tried to pull him from the driver’s side window. Transit Police Superintendent in Chief Joseph O’Connor said that the incident was unusual because assaults on bus drivers usually only involve one or two individuals.


February 26, 2013

Serious crime on Chicago Transit down 19%

In 2012, the number of robberies and aggravated battery incidents reported on CTA were down by 21% and nearly 12%, respectively, compared to 2011.


December 4, 2012

D.C. Metro withdraws plan to end some night bus service

In response to criticism from city officials, the agency will not cut service after 8 p.m. to some neighborhoods in the Southeastern region of Washington, D.C., despite routine attacks that injure riders and drivers and damage the buses.


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