CRIME ON TRANSIT SYSTEMS MAY DETER MOTORISTS FROM SWITCHING FROM CARS

Robert Shellow, professor of urban affairs in Carnegie-Mellon University's School of Urban and Public Affairs, speaking at the recent 53rd Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, states the anxiety over crime on mass transit systems may generate a political whirlwind as fuel shortages force the affluent and politically powerful auto commuters into the ranks of captive riders. He describes a system designed to protect riders from crime and harassment. The system features a security-surveillance system called "Teleview Alert System." This system is seen as cheaper then police patrols and as effective. The findings of the survey and study also indicated that perceived security is at least as important as the reality of crime.

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  • Accession Number: 00272002
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 19 1981 12:00AM