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DART buys electric standup vehicles for transit police

Security and Safety | September 3, 2013
The T3 Patroller, quieter than a car or motorcycle, can travel up to 25 miles on a single charge with a top speed of 20 mph.

Minneapolis Metro campaign to help combat sex trafficking

Bus| July 24, 2013

Transit officials are looking to train bus drivers to spot suspicious activity and implement a public awareness campaign.

Rail| June 26, 2013

Focus on Day-to-Day Transit Security Helps Mitigate Larger Threats

Transit police forces are employing technology, high-visibility patrols and communication tools to harden their systems.
June 21, 2013

Preparing for the worst

An explosive device concealed in a travel bag was detonated on a packed SEPTA subway car. Agency officials and Philadelphia first responders raced to the location to rescue passengers trapped in the subway tunnel and prevent further destruction. While the tense and scary situation seemed authentic, the May 19 terrorist attack was simulated.
Bus| May 9, 2013

UTA may disband transit police

Also considering ending customer service duties so the squad can focus on serious enforcement that only they can perform. The agency’s GM said that one advantage to having the police force is conducting fare enforcement, because it reduces confrontations, making riders feel safer.
Bus| May 2, 2013

MBTA transit cop wounded in firefight recovering

Richard Donohue posted a message on the MBT Transit Police website crediting a slain MIT officer for saving his life. He is able to briefly move around with the aid of a walker. A bullet from the shootout will remain lodged in his leg.
Bus| April 16, 2013

MTA, NJ Transit up security in wake of Boston bombing

Both agencies increased police patrols. NYPD gave additional attention to the subway system and NJ Transit reminded riders to report suspicious activity to the police.
Rail| March 13, 2013

N.Y. subway crime down 16% in 2013

Police have stepped up their presence on late-night trains and more undercover officers have been conducting sting operations, particularly in the seven precincts with the highest numbers of subway felonies.
March 12, 2013

Putting out the fire on hot spots

Every city has its “hot spots” — places where many gather to “hang out” around the clock. Unfortunately, sometimes these locations aren’t places one should go for a safe, fun time and often the illegal activities that occur there have a negative impact on the community. When Chief Thomas Nestel III re-joined the SEPTA Police Department in 2012, he set out to identify the top “hot spot” served by the agency.
Bus| February 6, 2013

Cleveland RTA introduces free safety app

The app is expected to help customers assist RTA in safety and security matters throughout the rail and bus system. The free iWatch RTA app is available on iPhone and Android.

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