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July 25, 2014

NYPD cracking down on subway sex crimes

Officers made 128 arrests on charges of sex abuse or forcible touching through Sunday, compared to 104 such collars by the same point in 2013 — a 23% rise.


July 22, 2014

Pierce Transit adding system to track security, crime issues

The Web-based reporting system will increase accountability and efficiency, and allow the department to respond more quickly to crime trends at transit stations and on buses.


June 26, 2014

N.Y. MTA eyeing video surveillance for all subway cars

A former FBI agent and president of security system company said it would cost tens of millions of dollars to install the right cameras in all 6,000 cars, but would be worthwhile.


May 8, 2014

Transit officers start riding Detroit buses

The city placed officers from its new Transit Police force on its most troubled routes and is working to hire at least 30 more officers to supplement the unit. The effort follows a growing number of attacks on drivers and between passengers.


April 8, 2014

TransLink launching anti-harassment app

In the final stages of testing, the app will offer a menu of security features, including texting for help and summaries of crimes around particular stations. This is the transit police force’s top priority this year, as it struggles with numerous incidents of sexual harassment.


December 4, 2013

Private security targets fare evaders on Phoenix light rail

Phoenix voters in March approved Proposition 300, which allowed the city manager to hire private security guards to cite fare evaders or passengers who commit other violations. Previously, only police officers and their assistants had that authority.


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.


October 10, 2013

Toronto Transit cops may regain power to make arrests

The transit officers were stripped of the special constable designation, which includes the power to make arrests, in 2010 following allegations they were exceeding their authority.


September 3, 2013

DART buys electric standup vehicles for transit police

The T3 Patroller, quieter than a car or motorcycle, can travel up to 25 miles on a single charge with a top speed of 20 mph.


July 24, 2013

Minneapolis Metro campaign to help combat sex trafficking

Transit officials are looking to train bus drivers to spot suspicious activity and implement a public awareness campaign.


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