Rail

Fake MBTA transit cop helps curb station crime

Posted on August 7, 2013

The cutout (shown in background) is actually a picture of real MBTA Officer David Silen.
The cutout (shown in background) is actually a picture of real MBTA Officer David Silen.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — As part of an effort to cut crime at the Alewife subway and bus station in Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority transit police placed a cardboard cutout of a police officer in the bicycle cage, according to a Boston.com report.

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

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Boston's MBTA improves real-time information for subway service

The system uses more sophisticated data to generate better predictions, and train arrival times are now refreshed every six seconds.

Charlotte's new light rail extension increases rail ridership by 48%

The new extension is 9.3 miles and connects center city Charlotte through NoDA and North Tryon Street communities to the campus of UNC Charlotte.

Report suggests merging LIRR, NJ Transit, and Metro-North

The "Trans-Regional Express," or "T-REX," would connect the systems to greatly cut travel times and increase capacity on rail lines that will only see more strain as the area's population grows.

Retlif Testing Laboratories celebrating 40 years

A globally recognized testing industry leader, the company expanded from humble beginnings at Flowerfield (St. James, N.Y.) to multiple locations, including its state-of-the-industry HQ and testing facility in Ronkonkoma, N.Y

Gannett Fleming/WSP JV to manage N.C. light rail construction

The 17.7-mile light -rail system will have 18 stations between UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University in Durham.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close