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New Jersey Transit changed security approach post 9/11

Accessibility| September 8, 2011
This meant implementing a new level of vigilance for the agency's transit police; a long-term effort to educate riders; partnerships with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies; and an increase in special operations security training.

Niagara Frontier transit cop cleared in spraying of protester

Bus| June 24, 2011
Despite a controversial excerpt of video on YouTube showing Transit Police Officer Adam M. Brodsky pepper-spraying anti-war protester Nate Buckley, agency officials say that a longer version and a bank security video presented a more complete picture that justified Brodsky's use of pepper spray.
Bus| June 23, 2011

D.C. Metro bus drivers voice safety concerns

After three incidents in the last two weeks where operators were attacked on their routes, drivers want more transit police officers on buses. Drivers also complained of broken surveillance cameras and radios.
Bus| June 9, 2011

D.C. Metro police confiscating more guns from riders

More firearms were seized in the past two years, than the last 12 years combined, according to new transit agency data. Police recovered 65 weapons last year marking a huge spike from the 21 taken in 2009,
Rail| June 2, 2011

Maryland MTA denies photography restrictions

Administrator Ralign T. Wells said that MTA officers were not properly representing agency policy earlier this year when they ordered two amateur photographers to stop taking pictures and video of light rail trains. He plans to apologize to the photographers. Meanwhile, the agency faces a possible ACLU lawsuit.
Rail| March 29, 2011

N.Y. MTA, NYC Police capture bank robbery suspect

The officers arrested the Dix Hills resident and turned him over to the Suffolk County Police Department. He's been charged in connection with the robberies that took place between Feb. 17 and March 24.
Accessibility| January 11, 2011

N.Y. MTA taps new head of security

Douglas Zeigler, a 37-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, will oversee security for the MTA, including coordinating MTA security efforts with the Department of Homeland Security; FBI; the National Guard; the NYPD and State Police, and the MTA Police Department.
Rail| December 17, 2010

D.C. Metro will conduct random carry-on inspections

The inspections, conducted in conjunction with TSA officials, are expected to take only minutes and designed to be non-intrusive, as police will randomly select bags or packages to check for hazardous materials using ionization technology as well as K-9 units trained to detect explosive materials.
Bus| December 14, 2010

Cleveland RTA cracks down on kids skipping fares

Agency plans to issue $50 tickets to fare jumping minors and their parents as of February 1. Transit police will meet with community members to brainstorm ideas for getting the word out to youths.
Rail| January 28, 2010

BART reaches $1.5M settlement over fatal shooting

Agreement stems from the $50 million lawsuit filed against the agency following the officer-involved shooting that took place on the Fruitvale BART Station platform on New Year's Day in 2009.

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