Officers will patrol major hubs, the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North and Staten Island Railway. Hiring of the additional officers is expected to cost $3 million under the MTA's 2016 budget. MTA officials said police officers have been trained in countering active shooters.
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.