POLICING INTER-COMMUNITY MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS: PROPOSED LEGISLATION FOR CHICAGO WITH A CONSIDERATION OF OTHER CITIES

The purpose of the report is to present model legislation that will require inter-community mass transit systems to be responsible for the safety of their passengers while using transit facilities. An effort is made to show why this legislation is necessary and how it is a solution to the present problem of high crime and low passenger safety on selected mass transit systems. In metropolitan Chicago, Illinois, as a selected example, the recent history is given (1967-1972) of the rise in transit crime and the apparent police response. The effects of the present multi-community policing are stated and explained. Some brief concluding remarks are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Chicago

    College of Engineering
    Chicago, IL  United States  60680

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wallace, P S
    • Buren, R M
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080248
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR-7, UMTA-IL-0024
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 2003 12:00AM