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NCJ Number: 99488 Find in a Library
Title: Case Studies of Transit Security on Bus Systems
Author(s): E O Hargadine
Corporate Author: Mandex, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 131
Sponsoring Agency: Dade Cty Office of the Cty Manager
Miami, FL 33130
Mandex, Inc
McLean, VA 22101
US Department of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590
Sale Source: Dade Cty Office of the Cty Manager
73 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines the security measures used by bus transit systems in four cities: Los Angeles, Detroit, Seattle, and Pittsburgh.
Abstract: Study data came from published sources and from interviews with transit and police officials and with civic leaders. Descriptions of the security programs in each transit system are followed by detailed analyses of methods of policing, surveillance and communications equipment, school and community education programs, the training of bus operators, costs, public perceptions of transit crime, and the effectiveness of various measures. Common features of the systems are the use of transit police or local law enforcement, the use of communications equipment installed in buses, and the use of community or school education programs. Each city also has unique features. Detroit has an undercover police operation used as a model by other cities. Los Angeles operates several demonstration projects using sophisticated security equipment. Seattle provides a stress-management program for its bus operators, while Pittsburgh uses a small police force to provide quick responses to reports of problems. Figures, tables, an appendix listing the people interviewed, 13 references, and a list of 5 other sources consulted are included. (NTIS abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Mass transit security; Services effectiveness
Note: UMTA Technical Assistance Program
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