May 16, 2013
Anthony Gamez was taken into custody on an Orange Line bus after the on-duty bus operator recognized him from photographs displayed on a “wanted” poster distributed earlier in the day.
May 9, 2013
Also considering ending customer service duties so the squad can focus on serious enforcement that only they can perform. The agency’s GM said that one advantage to having the police force is conducting fare enforcement, because it reduces confrontations, making riders feel safer.
December 11, 2012
Government officials are installing audio surveillance systems on public buses in cities such as San Francisco; Hartford, Conn.; and Eugene, Ore., to record conversations of passengers. The plans raise questions about legally protected privacy in public spaces.
November 8, 2012
Includes Train Order Maintenance Sweeps, with transit police at Canada Line and SkyTrain stations around Metro Vancouver, stepping aboard each train and briefly scanning the car. Adopted after a recent bomb scare.
September 4, 2012
New law allows both transit police and transit security to issue fare evasion tickets and send those that go unpaid to collection agencies. People who don’t pay could risk losing renewal or issue of a driver's license or vehicle registration.
August 23, 2012
The "BusSafe" counterterrorism and criminal deterrence program consists of bus patrols and increased inspections at transit terminals, garages and high-volume boarding areas.
June 25, 2012
This program further enhances safety at the agency's BRT stations with LED lighting and routine monitoring from supervisors. The cameras aid in protecting and reassuring customer safety by reducing vandalism and other potential criminal activity.
May 24, 2012
Bus passenger Anthony Craig Chambers has been charged with special circumstances murder and could face the death penalty if convicted. California law allows prosecutors to seek the death penalty when someone is convicted of lying in wait and murdering a transportation worker.
May 22, 2012
This new See Say iPhone app allows MBTA riders to proactively communicate with transit authorities and receive alerts from authorities in emergency situations.
May 3, 2012
These sensors have been designed to enable rapid responses and protective measures within 20 minutes to reduce the impact of a biological terrorist attack.
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