November 21, 2013
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
None of the three officers involved were hurt and no one inside the building was in the line of fire.
July 18, 2013
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
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
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
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
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.
January 3, 2013
Promoted Mike Bismeyer to Transit Sales Manager and added experienced corporate sales executive, Kris Wylie, to its transit division. Bismeyer has been a transit sales executive with Seon for the past four years. Wylie specializes in mobile surveillance and fleet management solutions for the transit market, and works closely with Seon’s sales, marketing, and service teams.
December 6, 2012
The Voice of the Customer report surveyed rail and bus riders about customer satisfaction, reliability, safety, cleanliness and customer service. 87% of bus and 86% of rail riders rated high satisfaction with security. 79% of bus and rail riders reported a high likelihood to recommend Metro to a friend.
November 9, 2012
Implemented a front-door-only boarding policy, added surveillance cameras and stationed more officers near automatic fare collection to deter fare evasion and crime. The measures have proven successful so far, agency officials said.
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