April 18, 2013

L.A. Metro launches safety website

Following two bomb explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed at least three and injured hundreds more, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) officials are continuing to intensify patrols and encouraging riders to be aware.

To give riders tools for increasing transit awareness, the L.A. County Sheriff’s department has launched a new website, TransitWatchLA.org. It is full of up to date information on safety and security enhancements.

“We are reminding rail passengers that if they see something they should say something,” said Sheriff’s Commander Pat Jordan of the Metro Transit Services Bureau. “We want every rider to know they are empowered to help keep our system safe.”

TransitWatchLA.org was funded by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security and uses a wealth of the department’s resources.

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  • Joe D. Acosta, WSO-CSSD[ April 19th, 2013 @ 9:27am ]

    The TransitWatchLA web site is terrific. The videos online are great - to the point, well written and filmed exceptionally well, and most importantly, the videos provide very good recommendations to the transit riders. Contact information is provided for security related events locally as well as links to federal agencies. This helps fulfill public awareness, which should enhance security by encouraging everyone to be on the look out for those who may intentionally want to harm someone, as well as following recommendations that reduce the chances of becoming a target of a crime while on public transit. Kudos TransitWatchLA !

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