Topic : sexual harassment

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TTC adding app to fight sexual harassing, assault

Security and Safety | July 14, 2016

Agency has had 35 reports of sexual assault through the end of May. There were 56 sexual assault reports for all of 2014 and 67 in 2015.

Chicago Transit expands anti-harassment campaign

Security and Safety | October 13, 2015

The goal of the campaign is to promote awareness that CTA will not tolerate harassment on its trains, buses or other CTA property and to provide helpful information to customers who believe they are the victims of harassment.

Security and Safety | July 17, 2015

France kicks off anti-sexual harassment campaign on transit system

To help curb the behavior, awareness posters are being put up in subway cars, buses and stations informing offenders that they can be thrown in jail for five years or be fined more than $82,000 for harassing another citizen.

Security and Safety | April 17, 2015

L.A. Metro launches campaign to prevent sexual harassment

As part of the system-wide campaign, Metro upgraded its smartphone app, LA Metro Transit Watch, to include a report of “Indecent Exposure,” “Sexual Assault-Physical” and “Sexual Harassment-Non-Physical.” The app also allows a reporting person to snap a photograph of a suspect safely without activating the camera’s flash.

Security and Safety | February 25, 2015

D.C. Metro launches new anti-harassment ads

The ads feature hands representing different races and genders to illustrate that harassment is not exclusive to any one group or sex. The concept was developed in collaboration with advocacy groups Collective Action for Safe Spaces and Stop Street Harassment, who have worked closely with Metro on this issue.

Security and Safety | February 19, 2015

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

As part of a semi-annual customer review, the agency 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.

Bus| October 31, 2014

MBTA's longtime police chief to step down

When Paul MacMillan started at the transit agency in the 1980s, only about 80 officers patrolled the system, he said. Now, about 250 do.

Management & Operations| July 25, 2014

NYPD cracking down on subway sex crimes

Officers made 128 arrests on charges of sex abuse or forcible touching through Sunday, compared to 104 such collars by the same point in 2013 — a 23% rise.
Management & Operations| May 22, 2014

Artist creates 'Personal Space Dress' to combat subway harassment

The motorized dress has proximity sensors built in, and when they detect someone invading the wearer's personal space, they trigger a plastic scaffolding around the dress' hem to expand.
Bus| April 8, 2014

TransLink launching anti-harassment app

In the final stages of testing, the app will offer a menu of security features, including texting for help and summaries of crimes around particular stations. This is the transit police force’s top priority this year, as it struggles with numerous incidents of sexual harassment.

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