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Safety and Security Action Plan

Onboard monitors provide a reminder that cameras are always on 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, October 27, 2022 10:01:00 AM
For security purposes, all buses and trains are equipped with multiple security cameras. And now, passengers on some buses can see what’s being captured as they ride. Small monitors that show what’s being recorded onboard are now being [...]
Safety and Security Action Plan

Efforts to improve public safety on transit showing signs of progress, promise  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, October 5, 2022 9:23:00 PM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra and Interim Chief Rick Grates Earlier this summer, we laid out our plans to improve conditions on our transit system, better support frontline transit workers, and strengthen our relationships with our [...]
Bus Safety and Security Action Plan

To help resolve conflicts, operators invited to role play and reflect  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, July 27, 2022 8:18:00 PM
Entering his second year as an operator, German Gonzalez has welcomed thousands of people onto the bus. In nearly all cases, the exchanges are quick, but pleasant. But there are still rare occasions when he has to think on his feet to keep [...]
Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Safety and Security Action Plan

Test will help determine if fewer light rail vehicles improves customer experience  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, July 5, 2022 9:35:00 AM
From July 9 through August 19, people who take the METRO Blue and Green lines will notice something different than they’re used to – light rail vehicles traveling in sets of two, rather than three. The temporary switch is being made to see [...]
Light Rail Safety Safety and Security Action Plan Transit Police

Cameras provide real-time look into light rail vehicles 

| Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:23:00 AM
When a passenger was assaulted on a light rail vehicle this spring, it didn’t take long for supervisors in Metro Transit’s Rail Control Center to hear about it – or see it. Alerted by the train operator, rail supervisors pulled up live video [...]