News Tagged With: transit-security
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January 30, 2014

Attack on public transit seen as top Super Bowl security risk

Law enforcement officials say that while authorities were focused on a public transit type of attack, they are not aware of any specific plans to target the game or surrounding events


January 8, 2014

Group files suit over guns on Madison Metro buses

Claims transit system policy banning firearms from buses and from bus shelters violates a provision in a 2011 Wisconsin law that allows people to obtain licenses to carry concealed weapons.


October 17, 2013

Amtrak Police launches new reporting solution

Txt-a-Tip will follow similar response procedures that are in place when a report is called into the Amtrak Police 800 number. Passengers can now simply report suspected criminal or suspicious activity by sending a text to APD11 from a smartphone or to 27311 from a standard cell phone.


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.


August 27, 2013

BART awarded transit security funds for Transbay Tube

The money also helps fund BART’s patrol teams made up of eight highly trained personnel who specialize in anti-terrorism prevention and detection.


August 7, 2013

Fake MBTA transit cop helps curb station crime

Transit police officials say the fake cop, along with video cameras and a new lock, has cut bike thefts by 67%.


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.


May 16, 2013

L.A. Metro driver assault suspect arrested

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

UTA may disband transit police

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.


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