May 2, 2013
Solution is helping the organization’s Metro Transit Police force advance its ability to monitor and secure the Twin Cities’ current and new light rail and commuter trains and passengers, as well as enhance investigation capabilities and increase response times.
April 23, 2013
The man boarded the bus and then forced the driver and the two passengers off it at gunpoint before getting behind the wheel and heading east. He was found dead of a single gunshot wound.
February 26, 2013
In 2012, the number of robberies and aggravated battery incidents reported on CTA were down by 21% and nearly 12%, respectively, compared to 2011.
September 14, 2012
A collision between a car driven by an alleged drunk driver and a bus that killed four people standing at a nearby bus stop sparked riders’ concern for their safety as they wait at stops. The bench at the bus stop where the crash took place sat only steps from the curb.
May 14, 2012
Free to the public, the bus safety checklist encourages travelers to first look at the on-road safety performance, safety rating and consumer complaint history of a bus company before buying a ticket or booking a trip.
February 23, 2012
The driver was trying to break up an altercation between two passengers over a cell phone when one passenger, who had a knife taken away from other passengers, pulled a pen from the drivers' shirt pocket and stabbed him.
January 26, 2012
Requested the temporary restraining order based on evidence that Double Happyness was selling bus tickets and conducting bus trips in direct violation of the agency's previous orders to immediately cease all transportation operations.
December 1, 2011
The transit agency came under fire by free speech advocates after it interrupted cellphone service during an Aug. 11 blackout in an attempt to thwart a planned protest related to transit police shootings.
September 6, 2011
Staffing constraints due to budget issues have made it challenging for police to attain passenger inspection goals set by Metro, according to police officials. The other two cities the system runs through — Mesa and Tempe — already use private security companies.
September 2, 2011
The team is being launched through a $122,000 federal grant and will further the Homeland Security mission in Orange County.
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