Security and Safety

1 in 5 riders face unwanted sexual behavior on L.A. Metro, survey says

Posted on February 19, 2015

Photo: Malcolm K. via Flickr
Photo: Malcolm K. via Flickr

LOS ANGELES — More than one in five Metro passengers were subjected to unwanted sexual advances or behavior while riding Metro trains and buses in Los Angeles County during the first half of 2014, according to a new survey, the Los Angeles Times reported.

As part of a semi-annual customer review, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority asked more than 22,000 bus and rail passengers if they had experienced "unwanted sexual behavior including, but not limited to, touching, exposure, or inappropriate comments" over a six-month period. About 22% of passengers, or 4,850 people, said yes, according to the report.

"We don't think this is acceptable," Metro spokesman Paul Gonzales told The Times.

One point of concern, officials said, is the relatively low number of police reports compared to the number of passengers who say they experienced harassment, The Times reported.

For the full story, click here.

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

More News

Md. SubwayLink system closed due to rails exceeding wear standards

Recent physical inspections conducted in preparation for the planned track work unexpectedly indicated that some sections of track could not wait until summer 2018 to be replaced.

Amtrak could ban NJ Transit trains if PTC installation is not completed

President/CEO Richard Anderson told a House subcommittee that the agency is worried passengers are being put at risk by delays in installing the technology that’s designed to prevent crashes.

MBTA trolley driver fired for using cellphone during 2017 crash

In an MBTA Transit Police affidavit filed in Dorchester District Court, investigators said the driver told authorities he reached into his backpack to “take a quick peek” at his phone shortly before the Dec. 29 crash.

Severe obstructive sleep apnea to blame for NJ Transit, LIRR train crashes

The NTSB also determined that these safety issues were not unique to these two properties, but exist throughout the country at many intercity passenger and commuter passenger train terminals.

Paris taking new steps to combat sexual harassment

Will allow men and women to be dropped off anywhere they want on 10 late-night bus lines, add 650 plainclothes officers, and more.

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

Luxury Coach & Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close