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Minorities more likely to be cited by Metro Transit police for fare evasion, study says

Management & Operations| December 22, 2015

Immediate actions being taken to address these disparities include, impartial policing classes, disabilities training, examining best practices and diversifying the police department.

SEPTA to equip transit police officers with body cameras

Security and Safety | August 5, 2015

The transit authority will spend nearly $300,000 on the cameras for the more than 270 officers who are expected to have them by the end of year.

Security and Safety | June 30, 2015

San Diego MTS police chief passes away

Bill Burke was 68 years old. He started with MTS in 2001, was promoted to director of security in 2004 and became its first chief of police in 2011.

Rail| March 27, 2015

D.C. Metrorail Safety Instructions For Smoke, Fire Emergency

D.C. Metro unveiled new safety preparedness videos to show riders what they should do in the event of an emergency involving smoke or fire on a train or in a station. The 60-second videos, available in English and Spanish, will be aired on local television stations as Public Service Announcements. In addition, Metro has purchased paid advertising time to maximize awareness. The ads will begin airing next week.

Security and Safety | March 12, 2015

Fare evader crackdown helps SEPTA cut subway crime

When "opportunistic thefts" began growing after cell phone service was introduced in the subways, transit police noticed that many thieves got into the subway without paying.

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.

Rail| August 14, 2014

Vancouver to enforce fine for opening light rail doors

Police say media and social-media images of passengers walking the tracks of SkyTrain after bailing on cars stalled between stations last month have convinced some passengers they can just exit during short, routine delays.
Government Issues| August 13, 2014

DEA agent paid Amtrak employee for confidential passenger info

The agent paid an Amtrak secretary more than $850,000 over the past 19 years for the information, even though the records were available at no cost through an agreement with Amtrak police.
Bus| August 1, 2014

Aggravated assaults up on MBTA's transit system

Transit police statistics show aggravated assaults were up by 38%, an increase from 48 to 66 incidents compared to the same period the year prior. MBTA Transit Police is seeking to determine the reason for the increase, but say a broad trend has been hard to find.

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