News Tagged With: passenger-safety
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March 26, 2014

BART riders can report crime with new safety app

The transit system created the app in response to requests from riders for a safe, silent and discreet way to communicate with BART when they are on a train or in a station.


July 10, 2013

GO Transit defends sending train into flooded corridor

The previous train, which left Union at 5 p.m., was poised to reach Richmond Hill on time at 5:43 p.m., and Toronto Police hadn't reported any track disturbances, according to the report.


May 2, 2013

Minn. Metro Transit P.D. taps Verint's Nextiva software

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

Off-duty driver hijacks Capital Metro bus, kills self

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

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.


September 14, 2012

After crash, Las Vegas bus riders worry over safety

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

FMCSA unveils multilingual bus safety checklist

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

Stabbed Ga. bus driver suspended

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

FMCSA receives restraining order to stop Pa. carrier

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

BART set to prohibit cell phone blackouts in stations

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.


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