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February 13, 2014

TriMet supporting law that aims to protect rider data

Raising concerns about Oregon Public Records Law, which would require the transit agency to release personal information about riders gathered through electronic fare collection upon request. Supporting proposed House Bill 4086, which would exempt information on customers’ personal travel patterns.


December 30, 2013

Transit targeted in Russian bombings

A suspected suicide bombing hit a trolleybus in the city of Volgograd, killing at least 14 people. This comes on the heels of yesterday’s explosion at Volgograd’s main rail station — a major transit point for people traveling to Sochi — which killed 17 people and injured 35.


December 26, 2013

New York MTA names new director of security

Raymond Diaz will oversee security for the agency, including coordinating security efforts with the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, the National Guard, NYPD and State Police, as well as the MTA Police Department.


November 21, 2013

Detroit buses may get their own police force

The Detroit DOT may soon put more officers on city buses. The move is a response to bus drivers demanding more security, particularly after a passenger threw a bucket of bleach on a driver. The cost could be more than $2 million.


November 12, 2013

Police shoot, kill man in Milwaukee transit center

None of the three officers involved were hurt and no one inside the building was in the line of fire.


July 18, 2013

16 transit systems awarded TSA ‘Gold Standard’ rating

Assessment includes a review of topics such as an agency's security plans, security training, drills/exercise programs, public outreach efforts and background check programs. Systems honored include N.Y. MTA, Boston’s MBTA and San Francisco’s BART.


May 6, 2013

MBTA security enhancements aided in Boston bombing response

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.


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.


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.


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.


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