Crime and vandalism on public transportation systems throughout the nation, and particularly in major urban areas, has become an increasingly serious problem with far-reaching implications. Early in 1980, the New York State Senate Committtee on Transportation proposed that a National Conference be conducted to focus attention on the dimensions of the mass transit crime and vandalism problem. A grant was obtained from the Urban Mass Transportation Administration to help the Committee conduct the first National Conference on Crime and Vandalism in Mass Transit. Not only was this the first conference of its kind on this problem, but nearly 150 participants from throughout the United States and Canada were in attendance. This report is a compendium of the proceedings of the Conference, which was held on October 20-24, 1980 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in New York City. This report presents edited reproductions of the speeches made during the plenary sessions, luncheons, and dinners at the Conference. Included also are the disscussions which occurred during the Concluding Session, when the Conference participants took part in the adoption of resolutions presented to them by a select Resolutions Committee. These resolutions were developed during the meetings of small workshop groups which immediately followed the plenary sessions, and are contained in the Appendices in this report. The resolutions are intended to function as guidelines for future actions in the area of transit crime. (UMTA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Senate Committee on Transportation

    Legislative Office Building
    Albany, NY  United States  12247

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Caemmerer, J D
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 168 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00335709
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NY-06-0083-81-1
  • Contract Numbers: NY-06-0083
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM