The MTA in New York, Illinois Central Gulf in Chicago, and SEPTA in Philadelphia have begun helicopter patrols of their commuter lines to reduce damage and injuries caused by vandals. A six month program by SEPTA has shown a marked decrease in vandalism once the helicopter program was started. The helicopters use loudspeakers, sirens and floodlights to discourage trespassers. The helicopters also maintain radio contact with ground patrol cars and police departments.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054591
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 1974 12:00AM